Internal Memo: ESPN Forbids Discussion Of Chinese Politics When Discussing Daryl Morey's Tweet About Chinese Politics

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Deadspin—If you paid attention to ESPN channels yesterday, you saw the network repeatedly attempt to grapple with the story of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey creating an international incident after tweeting and then deleting his support for pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. You heard talking head after talking head castigate Morey for sending the tweet, speculation over whether he’d keep his job, speculation about the sincerity of his convictions, discussions about what this meant for...

Chinese businesses cut ties with Rockets after Daryl Morey’s Hong Kong tweet. Several Chinese businesses are in a fast break to sever ties with the Houston Rockets, whose general manager has expressed support for Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protesters, according to a report. Rockets GM Daryl Morey drew condemnation in China on Friday when he posted an image on Twitter that read, “Fight for freedom, stand with Hong