Sad news today, as noted nudie model and champion figure skater Katarina Witt is retiring from professional skating. The news will no doubt have internet surfers across several continents at
full half-mast today.
We found the “ESPN.com news services“ report about Ms. Witt’s decision, which cites the ASSOCIATED PRESS as a source, rather amusing. The ESPN.com story makes no mention of her 1998 nude pictorial in PLAYBOY, which was prominently mentioned in the original AP report. Apparently an editor at ESPN.com didn’t think her nudie model appearance was noteworthy.
On the contrary, her amazing Playboy spread is the sole reason why we have any reaction whatsoever to her retirement today. Along with millions of others, we’re guessing.
We expect to see plenty of retrospectives on her career in the MSM (including ESPN) over the next couple days. But if she’d never dropped the towel, do you really think the TV nets would be panting to revel in her career *accomplishments*?