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Anonymous Comments

I'm all for freedom of speech. In fact, I think that's one of the main reasons for the press. Whether or not blogs are actually the press is questionable, but blogs do make it easy for everyone to express their opinions.

On the one hand, I applaud that. On the other hand, it can sometimes make me cringe. You see, I went to journalism school where I was taught that you can't personally attack people with the words like "side-show carnies" and you must have verification for any claims that you make against others.

We've had some strong comments posted recently about the blog I wrote about Manny Butera and his company's bankruptcy. I plan to check out the claims made in these comments. I will let you know whether or not they prove valid.

However, for now, I ask that in the future, comments on this blog be made in a professional manner. If you don't want to put your name on something, perhaps you should reconsider what you are submitting to be read by the fitness world.

I suggest that e-mails alleging illegalities be submitted directly to the editors rather than left anonymously online. It will take us time to check out the details, but I promise that we will do so. -Pam

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