National Enquirer reported today that “THE BACHELORETTE WAS FIXED!” While they don’t get the entire story 100% accurate it’s a step in the right direction. The author (Michael Glynn) could make an even more compelling story if he had read our first and second obvious edits posts from The Bachelorette.
Enquirer, we are glad you ran the story. Better late than never.
*by Bentley we mean Bentley Apologists (that guy with amazing hair had nothing to do with this post)
Let’s get started by watching a few clips that make yet another strong case for heavy editing in the show. This is an interview given right before Ashley is proposed to by both JP and Ben (this is just one clip clarifying the time of the interview as right before the final rose). Now this second clip is from the Japan show of Ashley supposedly “figuring Bentley out” and telling Bentley off. Notice anything similar? They are the EXACT SAME INTERVIEW happening on the same day, check out Ashley’s outfits, makeup, hair, and background. This girl has never been in the same outfit on this show in two episodes. What does this mean? The complete tell off of Bentley supposedly happening weeks earlier was completely fabricated.
After reading the Bentley Apologists Edits posts, this type of editing is no surprise to our readers. Ashley was edited to look sharper than she is, Bentley was edited to look like a jerk more than he is, and the producers haven been laughing all the way to the next trashy show production.
Bentley was never invited back to the final show. Contestants are compelled to attend on at the request of ABC as part of their contract. Same reason Bentley can’t give an interview. If Bentley violates the contract, the show can quite easily sue him for the “damages” to the production. The producers and Chris Harrison didn’t want Bentley back because it was too much of a risk for them as noted by this blogger.
Let’s re-watch the clip of the men discussing Bentley. All the comments are by no names like Drunk Tim (with the exception of Glambert) and the edits of the discussion are super choppy. Is this really all they had to say? Certainly not, the men that got to know him defended Bentley in the press here, here and here. Bentley had an army of friends on that panel that we never heard a word from. None of the men that supported him said anything on the final cut that aired? Well that is what the producers want you to think, but apparently these men actually defended Bentley, unfortunately we didn’t get to see it.
So what about the man whose name has been mentioned in EVERY SINGLE SHOW since the first 3 episodes he was on? The man who got a girl to fall in love with him after hanging out a total of about 3-4 hours alone? And even with the edits, is what Bentley did really that bad? We are quite certain Ashley gave roses to multiple men she had mediocre feelings for. Shoot, Ashley had Ben propose to her before telling him no. Ben said that Ashley gave no sign that she was not choosing him till after he completely humiliated himself. How is this any better than what Bentley did? It’s not! It’s actually worse. Bentley was leading a girl on for a few dates and Ashley made someone think she was going to marry them. What about Brad Womack and others who slept with multiple women only to reject them for someone they were certain they would choose? Clearly any of these offences is—much—much worse than what Bentley did.
Why have the Producers and Chris Harrison tried so hard to make Bentley look bad? They are mad at Bentley because he turned the game on its head. This game show is set up for the star Man or Woman to string along multiple mates to a rose ceremony, not the other way around. Bentley exposed how trashy this show actually is.
Bentley we have enjoyed fighting for you and your hair. Most of all we have enjoyed the dialog with some insane readers. Wish you the best.
Two time bachelor Brad Womack is quite possibly the only man alive that could lose a game that he is completely set up to win–twice! In his first Bachelor appearance, Brad slept with multiple women and then decided to not choose one in the last show. This was completely humiliating for the woman and outraged viewers because of his flippant attitude towards copulation and relationships. Producers seeking drama and ratings re-casted him as a Bachelor where he slept with Chantal, and then chose the one girl with standards high enough to know not to spend the night with Brad—Emily. Now Emily, realizing that Brad Womack is a tool, has decided to end her relationship with him. I guess this might be expected from Stephen Bradley Pickelsimer (his name before he changed it to Womack) with a criminal record including forgery, public intoxication and for passing a bad check.
Two things we learn from this:
1) Ladies, please have some class. If you put out the nookie like a street walker, a man will treat you like one.
2) Brad Womack is possibly the biggest loser we have ever seen on a game show
We’ve mentioned our suspicions a few times that Ames wasn’t from around here. As in not from any of the continents on the planet, or the planet at all. And likely not even from our galaxy. We should reiterate that we’re not opposed to this at all. In fact, we welcome ABC’s embrace of diversity. For all we know, extraterrestrial viewers are all that’s keeping ABC afloat right now. (It sure isn’t the quality of their programming.) Maybe on Ames’ home planet, The Bachelorette is everyone’s favorite shameful TV addiction, like Korean soap operas on our planet.
Anyway, we have further proof. When Ashley left Ames twisting in the wind without a rose on Monday night, his reactions were anything but human. First, the dumbfounded look on his face didn’t say anything as clearly as, “Does not compute! Does not compute!” So, he may be a robot visitor from another planet, kind of like a Predator drone sent to spy on us. Second, he actually winked at Ashley. We’re not sure what to say about this. What can be said? If there were a list of utterly inappropriate gestures at that moment in time, surely winking would top the list.
Just imagine the dates that you could plan as the Bachelorette. You could go on a helicopter ride, have a picnic on a mountain top, and take a yacht to a remote island. Why does Ashley plan such lame dates? Let’s have the boys dance for me, let’s just hang out at the house while I am on the Bentley rebound, let’s have the boys fight over me in a Muay Thai ring (fun to watch—but a lame date), let’s talk about how I’m over Bentley on a group date, let’s pretend to get married, or let’s take engagement photos. It’s a good thing Bentley left when he did or he might have ended up eating his words. We think JP’s Roller Rink date was just a way to get back at Ashley for her lame dates with him. Not only are her dates lame, she cries on most of the dates. Most men would rather get a tooth drilled than take a date with this dentist.
Ratings are down and producers need a fix. The show needs something to bring viewers back. Can they bring Bentley back again? Nope, they are out of footage to edit of him. Can they put Ashley in another super revealing outfit to distract from Ashley’s butherface? Yes, but that has been the strategy from day one with Ashley. The brilliantly producers realized, “Hey Emily is attractive. Let’s get her back on the show.” Unfortunately, a conversation about Emily’s doomed relationship with the worst contestant ever on The Bachelorette was dull. Yet I’m sure most viewers noticed what we did—Emily had Bentley on her mind. She quoted the infamous Bentley in reference to her relationship mentioning his “dot dot dot” comment completely out of context.
Emily, join the ranks of wishing for a “dot dot dot” with Bentley. They are the same ranks that wish Ashley had never been on the show.
Guy Smiley aka Ned Flanders aka Ryan Park got booted Monday night. This is another shining example of why Ashley is clueless when it comes to relationships. Guy Smiley has been praying for a one on one date with her for weeks now. Smiley knows that if you want to create a relationship you need some one-on-one time. Every single date up to this point was a group date with Smiley and Ashley, yet even before their first one-on-one date is halfway over, Ashley decided there was “no romance”. REALLY?! You have not even been on a date with Smiley, how do you know?
We realize that wanting to run off to live with Bentley after only 2 group dates and a whiff of his pheromones is a carnal reaction most women have. Does Ashley expect this from every guy? There is only one Bentley and we think Ashley might be using an unreachable standard when evaluating “romance”.
As possibly the biggest blow to Guy Smiley’s ego, Smiley now realizes now that unlike Bentley and Glambert he was the first to be shown the door–instead of looking for it–before a date was over (Big League Chew left before his date started only because the show’s true villain—William sabotaged him). Bentley Apologists are big fans of Big League Chew and Guy Smiley, whenever they talked about Ashley—it was like hearing Ashley talk about Bentley. Watching Ashley talk about relationships and what feels right on this show is a bit similar to watching Casey Anthony talk about parenting.