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Muscle & Fitness Hers EIC Apologizes for Plagiarism

In lieu of a pair of recent posts credited to Mona Muresan, editor-in-chief of AMI’s Muscle & Fitness Hers, there is now only this:

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On Tuesday, Muresan took to the same website Community section where these items previously resided to offer an explanation and apology:

It has come to my attention that some of the Community posts shared under my name were taken from articles on other websites. While I’ve been traveling, I enlisted the help of a freelancer who assisted me with my social media and I didn’t know that these posts were plagiarized.

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Muscle & Fitness Hers Hires Female Bodybuilder as Editor-in-Chief

In what can only be described as a “why the hell not?” move by American Media Inc., Muscle & Fitness Hers has named Mona Muresan, a winner of seven state and national bodybuilding competitions, its new Editor-in-Chief. The New York Post reports that David Pecker, the CEO of American Media, stopped by the restaurant Mursan owns and liked her so much he decided to give her the job.

Here’s the problem: Muresan has no experience editing a magazine. But this is someone who could crush your skull with her pinky toe, you think that’s going to stop her? “I’m here to prove everyone wrong,” said Muresan.

Well okay, sure. However, this kind of sounds like a publicity stunt, doesn’t it? Even a Spokesperson for the magazine didn’t give Muresan much credit, explaining, “There are 12 professional editors there. She will be the face and the spokesperson representing the magazine.”

In other words she won’t actually be doing much, aside from benchpressing any staffer that disagrees with her.