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By Michelle Malkin  •  August 26, 2011 11:14 PM

Oh, dear. Golf pro Paul Azinger has offended the P.C. gods at ESPN. Why? He joked on Twitter about Obama golfing.

Elisabeth Meinecke at Townhall.com noticed his light-hearted tweet yesterday:

Several conservative bloggers and Twitter users shared Azinger’s jab, which apparently set off the ESPN censor alarm. USA Today reported earlier today:

ESPN is coming down on Paul Azinger for mocking President Obama on Twitter. The golf analyst tweeted Thursday the commander in chief plays more golf than he does — and that Azinger has created more jobs this month than Obama has.

On Friday ESPN ‘reminded” Azinger his venture into political punditry violates the company’s updated social network policy for on-air talent and reporters.

“Paul’s tweet was not consistent with our social media policy, and he has been reminded that political commentary is best left to those in that field,” spokesman Andy Hall told Game On! in a statement.

ESPN’s Hall would not comment on whether Azinger, who won the 1993 PGA Championship, will be fired, suspended or punished in some way. “We handle that internally,” he said.

After being publicly chastised, Azinger declined an interview request. Hall said he just wants to “move on.”

Sure, they want to move on. ESPN would rather not have to answer questions about their blatant political double standards, as exposed by Dana Loesch (with assists from Marooned in Marin, The Scruff, and First Team Tommy) over at Big Journalism.

ESPN personality Kenny Mayne was free to tweet anti-Palin vitriol.

No surprise there. In 2007, Mayne made “Obama!” his signature sports call.

ESPN personality Adam Schefter railed about a looming government shutdown on Twitter in April.

And of course, ESPN and its whopping set of political double standards were on full display during the Rush/McNabb debacle.

Yep, ESPN has exposed itself completely as the Elite Sports Progressives’ Network.

I call foul.

You can, too.

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