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ESPN’s Mike Lupica isn’t a Fan of President Obama

by Robert Littal | Posted on Saturday, October 15th, 2011
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Hank Williams Jr. was booted off Monday Night Football for a Hitler analogy. The question coming from the Sports Grid is will Mike Lupica be disciplined for his take on President Obama’s job performance.

Here are the details.

Lupica, who has an ESPN Radio show in New York and has been a talking head on the network’s Sports Reporters program for forever, wrote a provocative column in Friday’s Daily News. The headline? “Occupy Wall Street protesters should aim their wrath at Fundraiser-in-Chief Obama.”

It isn’t “Obama the Nazi”-level stuff, but it’s already raised a few eyebrows. Mostly due to this portion, in which Lupica imagines an occupation of Pennsylvania Avenue.

It’s why you wonder if there will come a day when the house that Occupy Wall Street is standing in front of isn’t Jamie Dimon’s on Park Ave., it is the White House.

And this portion, in which he says the President is doing kind of a terrible job.

Say this about the state of the country nearly three years into the Obama administration: If this President didn’t create this economic mess, he hasn’t done very much to get us out of it.

Personally I don’t think what he said it is a big deal. He is a journalist and he should be able to speak his mind if giving the opportunity to do so.

I am not the biggest Mike Lupica fan, but at least he puts his thoughts together without using a dictator to clarify his points.

Unless ESPN has a policy saying you can never speak negatively about the Presidency, this gets the Kanye shrug.

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