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Why did ESPN edit Playboy out of an AP story?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Inky_Wretch, Mar 5, 2008.

  1. Inky_Wretch

    Inky_Wretch Well-Known Member

    AP original ...

    http://www.thestar.com/Sports/article/309641

    ESPN.com's version of the same story ...

    http://sports.espn.go.com/oly/figureskating/news/story?id=3277861

    Why would ESPN edit out a paragraph about Playboy?
     
  2. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    The most justifiable reason IMO: They felt it doesn't add anything to the story.

    Not that I agree. I think it definitely plays a role in a story about Witt. I'm just saying what I think might be the most acceptable reason.
     
  3. imjustagirl

    imjustagirl Active Member

    Space concerns? :D
     
  4. forever_town

    forever_town Active Member

    Maybe they have a publisher breathing down their neck for once? :D
     
  5. dawgpounddiehard

    dawgpounddiehard Active Member

    Did they keep the paragraph about her in the opening credits of "Arli$$?"
     
  6. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    Maybe they're coming up with a Playboy-fighter of their own.
     
  7. Lester Bangs

    Lester Bangs Active Member

    ESPN's David Aldridge has learned that Katarina Witt will pose nude in a men's magazine.
     
  8. Sam Mills 51

    Sam Mills 51 Active Member

    ESPN is owned by Disney. Need more be said?
     
  9. BigDog

    BigDog Active Member

    I'd like to eat her kraut.
     
  10. Tom Petty

    Tom Petty Guest

    disney makes movies about whores, what's wrong with playboy?
     
  11. KoM

    KoM Member

    I've still got the issue tucked away upstairs at home. Think I might go dust it off (the magazine, that is).
     
  12. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Witt's pictorial may be one of the best celeb pictorials Playboy has ever done...
     
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