Bachelorette 6 Finale – 8/2/10 Including Final Thoughts on It All & Where Have Ali and Roberto Been?

August 3rd, 2010 | 132 Comments | Posted in The Bachelorette 6 - Ali

I want to thank everyone for making yesterday the biggest volume day in the history of RealitySteve.com. Wow. Even crashed the site last night. Crazy thing is, today is probably going to surpass yesterday. Tuesday is always the biggest day of the week and I don’t expect much different this time. However, if you have not been back to the site since last week, you wouldn’t know what I posted yesterday, which seems to be a lot of you considering the amount of texts, emails, Facebook posts, and twitter responses I’ve got saying something to the effect of “You were wrong.” Technically yes. I’ve been wrong for the last six weeks telling you Ali is single. However yesterday at noon I posted (and you can scroll down to the next post to read it) and told everyone the main points for what you’d see last night on the show: No Chris at the final rose ceremony because Ali lets him go on his last chance date, Ali and Roberto happy and engaged, and Frank not at the ATFR.

So if you want to read all my thoughts on ABC and how I do give them credit for being a lot more secretive this season about their ending, read the next post. The finale column is never a regular column. I’m not going to sit and go over every ounce of the final episode because at this point, you just want to talk about the ending and how it played out. I don’t think I’ve recapped the finale in at least 8 or 10 seasons. Sure I have some thoughts here and there, but it’s nothing like what you see on a weekly basis. This show is about wrapping my final thoughts on everything, and trust me, there’s plenty to get to this season.

I mean, I can’t be mad at my sources. I really can’t. I was always told from the beginning it wasn’t Chris. Purposely didn’t run with that until I had an idea where Roberto stood. So on June 18th, I posted she’s either engaged to Roberto, or she’s single. Three days later on the 21st, I came to everyone and said I’m 100% certain she’s single. I did that because that’s what I was told. My sources were wrong. They apologized to me late Sunday night/early yesterday morning, once they gave me the lowdown on what was going to happen in the finale. I appreciated their apology, but it really wasn’t necessary. From two weeks before the first episode, they’ve had EVERYTHING nailed correctly. And even on June 18th, when I told people Chris doesn’t win and Ali’s either engaged to Roberto or single, they still had everything nailed. But they just guessed wrong based on whatever information they had, and for the last six weeks, I stood by them. Why wouldn’t I? Everything else was right. Ultimately though, they got me the info at the last hour, it was up on the blog yesterday afternoon around 1:00, and that’s all I needed. So the last thing they needed to do was apologize. I apologize to my readers for giving false info on the ending, but I’m glad I was able to get it to you before last night’s episode aired.

I also want to thank Chris Harrison who took another shot at me in his blog today. In case you missed it, here was his latest gem:

“Why anybody would ever want to destroy the ending of a show for you, I’ll never understand. Some people just have this need to tear down what others create.”

Barf. Is that supposed to make me rethink what I do? Really? Am I supposed to feel bad now? If anything, it makes me giddy for next season to start so I can ruin it again. Chris, how many times do I have to say this? When you tape your show in advance, spoilers are going to get out. Deal with it. And if I wasn’t doing it, someone else would. Quit your crying. It’s the world we live in nowadays. The minute Twitter, Facebook, tabloid mags, and shows like TMZ started popping up, is the minute everything becomes a 24/7 news story. We are a need-to-know-now society. It’s impossible to keep a secret on a TV show anymore, especially one that’s filmed two months in advance. Sure, you guys tried your hardest and were successful up until yesterday afternoon, but lets be honest here, outside of the Jason/Molly/Melissa fiasco, that was the first “After the Final Rose” show done on a closed set. Hmmmmm, I wonder why? Why after 19 seasons of doing the ATFR in front of an audience do you think they went to the closed set this season? Yeah, that’s what I thought. Almost pulled it off, guys. Almost pulled it off.

And if you’re sensing some extra hostility today, you’re probably right. I mean, I kinda have every reason to be considering what happened with the E! special. If you didn’t read what happened with that, you can also scroll down to the next post and find out what happened. And still, as of this writing, I have yet to hear back from E! regarding anything. The first time I found out about it was when Saturday’s replay aired. Ridiculous and pretty unprofessional if you ask me. But hey, so is life. So you know how I get back at them? By continuing to ruin their show. Speaking of that, hey “Bachelor Pad” starts next Monday! And in case you haven’t been made aware, every spoiler for that show has been in the link at the top of the page for the last month that says “Bachelor Pad spoilers”. So check that out as well. Since they didn’t want the ending to “Bachelor Pad” to get out, when they left filming, there were four people left. The whole cast goes back to film in September for one final challenge and then vote on who the winner is. So once that’s done taping, I’m sure shortly thereafter, I’ll have those spoilers as well. Weeeeeeee!!!! This is fun.

See the best part about all of this is, and I realize a lot of you have come to enjoy spoilers is, there’s nothing that I’m doing wrong. I’m a guy with a blog. It just so happens that people give me information to run with and I do. Of course, people can choose not believe the spoilers that I give out, but at this point with the proven track record, why would anyone doubt? Sure, the last six weeks I’ve been telling you Ali was single, but when every other single detail about this season was mapped out for you, you think when next season rolls around and I have those spoilers you’re gonna say, “Nah, he’s not right. He missed the ending last season, even though he got it all right on the day of the finale.” As long as I tell you what’s going to happen before it happens, you’ll be happy. Hell, we don’t even have to wait until next season. Just wait until “Bachelor Pad” starts and you’ll see all those spoilers are right as well. I’m not breaking any laws. I’m not under any ABC contracts, I’m not a former contestant, and I’m not an employee. I’m just a guy with a blog that has miraculously lucked out into getting spoilers given to him each season.

Do I think this is going to last forever? Hell no. But I’m sure enjoying the hell out of it while it does. I will ride this wave as long as I can, but don’t think for a second I’m stupid enough to think this won’t come to an end someday either once the show goes off the air or I just get bored and don’t want to do it anymore. Or I just get sick of the over 100 texts/emails/twitter/FB posts that came in tonight saying, “I thought you said Ali was single”, even though all you needed to know was up on the site earlier yesterday afternoon. Gets a little annoying, you know? But hey, I get it. Some people didn’t bother to check the site yesterday – and we still had the biggest day ever. That’s what baffles me. The audience and interest in this show is getting bigger and bigger by the season, despite the fact these couples keep breaking up and never lasting. Which goes to show, it’s never about the destination, it’s about the journey. Two marriages in twenty seasons will tell you that.

132 thoughts on “Bachelorette 6 Finale – 8/2/10 Including Final Thoughts on It All & Where Have Ali and Roberto Been?

  1. Oops–that should be “Here in the 21st century, a woman does NOT need to have her father let her get married.”

  2. Also: why be so mad at ABC and E! about the special when they are just doing what Steve gleefully says he’s doing? He spoils ABC’s show just because he can; ABC and E! spoil Steve’s fun by not showing his comments on their special just because they can. To me it’s the same thing!

  3. To me, Roberto doesn’t look like he’s in love with Ali. I think this couple has DeAnna and Jesse written all over them. I don’t think he gets her at times and he has a weird look on his face like she’s corny when she says certain things. Plus he seems like the type of guy who’s head will get big and he’ll want to go for a hotter chick.

    As for the Steve commentary–the critics may have a point, but at the same time, he’s not purporting himself to be like Woodward and Bernstein out doing hard investigative journalism.

    He’s probably going to learn a lesson about being more discerning, but still, I think he’s the only one that’s been exposing a lot of the behind-the-scenes ABC antics, and gets good interviews with people like Wes, Justin, and Rozlyn.

  4. Your critics totally crack me up. They supposedly don’t like you, but still take the time to establish a WordPress account and comment here. And they laugh at you for devoting time to writing all this obviously not understanding how internet advertising works.

    And then one commenter makes fun of the readers that listen to the Justin interview as though it’s hard to download an interview and listen to it at the gym, or while cleaning the house. And yet that same person still had time to comment and tells us all to get a life….funny.

  5. One more thing. For the people giving you grief about being 35 and single, I have only this to say. Apparently, people that get married between the ages of 18-34 must be universally happy, living in an idyllic utopia. No misguided marriages ever occur, and it’s all cherry blossoms.

    Meanwhile, us poor single folk are clearly miserable doing things like hanging with friends, traveling, enjoying hobbies,dating interesting people, etc. Apparently, something is “wrong” with us. Of course, if Steve had married someone wrong for him when he was 28 and was stuck in a miserable marriage, he would be “OK”. Great logic there.

  6. Poddington, “That seemed respectful and also it was a nice for Roberto that Chris did not plow her again before the proposal.” Again….ha, classic!

  7. I could care LESS that Steve was wrong about the ending the whole time…I think was is super annoying as a reader of his blog was how cocky and arrogant he was through the whole thing and he never took responsbility for his cockiness in his lame apology, in which all he did was point fingers at his sources being wrong. Lame, Steve…lame!

  8. Thanks Lucetto – but considering the wrath of these Steve readers I think I’ll pass.

    People, people he is a human being not a spoiler robot. It is a blog – not the freaking gospel!! If you are waiting for 100% perfection – keep waiting. This is not a life or death situation(s).

    I have gotten great relationship advice from my single friends & my married friends. So that’s just silly that Steve can not/should not give advice. Oh, yeah it’s his blog – so ummmm he’s going to say whatever he wants.

    Again, this is TV, entertainment, drama, that’s why we like it. If it were totally “real” why watch? My neighbors are more exciting in real life than this show could ever be if it were totally real!!! The people on this show get paid – paid to do their part (notice I did not say act as no one on this last season could act – ok maybe Kasey)! So, watch – read the spoilers (or not) and go on with your life!

  9. Dear Lord, did Steve take MindyM’s favorite doll as a kid, wreck her car and set fire to her home or something?He is a blogger about a reality show. Her rants have gotten more and more angry and upsetting as we go along. Someone needs to find her help. Maybe they have medics and psychiatrists at the precious FORT.

  10. Steve’s a whiner, and definitely inconsistent. When he’s “edited out” of “E” to lack of relevance (or perhaps,network TV didn’t want to gratuitously give this blowhard blogger his undue 15 minutes of fame) he whines and pitches a major bitch. Obviously, he’s used the same excuse for network editing of a show that is obviously for ENTERTAINMENT purposes. So, does one buy his negativity and whining, or does one accept that The Bachelor/ Bachelorette is specifically an entertainment entity. Stevie seems to be on a one-man crusade to restore relevance and credibility to a highly popular entertainment venue, by discrediting it. At the same time, he is trying to find a mate by using the same tactics he condemns–media whoring. So, what is it, Steverrino? Do you want honesty in TV, and no media exploitation, or do you want to be as big a “media prima donna” as Jake/Vienna/Ed/Jillian, or anyone else you look down upon? Be consistent, Steve–either that behavior is cheap and tawdry, or it is just entertainment. But, don’t be a celebrity wannabee if you condemn others who want the same thing–makes you no better than those you castigate.

  11. Just wanted to let you know I called out E! with a comment on one of their tv posts, telling them they needed to grow a pair and stand up to ABC. They let the comment slide…for about 15 seconds, and bingo, it was gone. BTW I saw the first airing and thought your comments were fine, tho I was a little surprised they used you at all. well we know what happened after that. Keep up the good work.

  12. Actually, I would trust people who have dated alot like Steve with relationship advice as opposed to someone who dated two guys and married the third and/or married their high school sweetheart.

  13. TopherM,

    Please do not project your own psychological problems onto me. If speaking out and telling the truth, asking serious, legitimate questions that deserve to be answered, is evidence of some kind of serious mental problem, then it would appear that I have a lot of company.

    You are the kind of person who comes on this site all too often to use the lame attack of last resort – that is to basically question someone’s mental health and well-being because they dare to bring up facts, call Steve out on real inconsistencies and not credible comments in his blog and simply ask people to use their own minds and try to think for themselves!

    What are you so afraid of? Are you terrified that your idol will have feet of clay? Is your hero worship that obsessive that you have to accuse me of having psychiatric problems because you don’t like what I say? There is something called integrity and honesty and ethics. If you got it wrong, have the decency and guts to come out and say so. All I did was give credit where credit was due – to the people who actually did the hard work, the sleuthing, the investigation, to get at the truth. In other words, what Steve should have done.

    If I am mentally sick, then I have a lot of company here. To my fellow posters who have also spoken out forthrightly about their very real concerns about Steve’s petulant five page rant at the evil MF, then I say congratulations for risking ridicule and insults. Hey, maybe it’s guys like Topher and his ilk who are the sickos. They are the ones who follow Steve like he is their guru because they need someone to tell them what to think! So sad when that happens.

    That’s when you know that you have hit them where it hurts – when they bring out the old accusation of someone being mentally sick. So I guess I really did strike a chord.

    For people who keep saying it’s nice world shattering and why are some of us so upset, well, let me throw the same accusation back at all of you. Why are you so up in arms because some take issue with Steve’s actions and behavior in handling this whole bogus spoiler ending? It’s Steve himself who is acting like he is trying to do the world a service by exposing the evil MF for manipulating and editing and doing what every other reality show does. Is MF a serial killer or something? Why is Steve so enraged about people on the internet saying he was “Fleissed”? It sounds like he has some kind of weird obsession with MF. So don’t accuse some of us of what Steve is doing. He is making this a world shattering event of mammoth proportions. He is the one who has these delusions that he has MF and company shaking in their boots because of him. Who is kidding who here? How hard was it for ABC to get E! to edit Steve out of the show? Yet we are to believe that Steve thinks they are terrified of him and his power to destroy them.

    Give me a break! If you want to come after me, you will have to do better than that, because it’s not going to work.

  14. Actually Mindy, I don’t have to do better. Your incoherent, 7 paragraph ramblings proved everything I stated earlier. Let’s review…its a TV show that is produced. It’s for fun. Steve is a guy who makes fun of it and who runs spoilers. You have issues. There is no other person here making fun of him that is writing Unibomber type diatribes. Move on.

  15. Steve, with the hit you took regarding the Ali being single report, it might be necessary for you to explain who the sources were, and why they gave you false information.

    One blog has a source named Don who claimed on July 12th that you were being set up by Ali and her friends. This is a quote from the blog

    “5 of Ali’s friends told a certain other blogger that Ali is single. This is a spoof and Ali is in on it. They think it’s hilarious.”

    Steve, if this is true, you need to come clean and expose the truth.Your credibility will be restored much quicker if the readers know you were set up, as opposed to you blindly following a close source who was flat out wrong.

    For those who are wondering about the blogger named “Don”, check out this thread.

    http://cashfosho.blogspot.com/2010/07/in-my-previous-post-i-mentioned-that-i.html

    It seems as if the guy was accurate with most of his predictions. And if it is true that Ali’s friends were the sources Reality Steve used, then Ali and Chris Harrison got the last laugh at Reality Steve’s expense.

  16. Super Sleuth, instead of Watergate type allegations about spoilers of a reality TV show, try using some common sense. First off, Ali’s friends couldn’t have been in on it because there is a contract regarding telling people who the contestants picked. Considering it was a secret, then no one else would know or be able to tell in order to screw with Steve. So that blows that ignorant theory right out of the water. Secondly, Steve had the whole show pegged starting 2 months in advance. Two facts that he knew from Day 1 were that Chris wasn’t picked and that his sources knew of no rose ceremony or exact finale. Steve admitted he guessed that she was single from this info. If anything Fleiss did a better job at hiding the ending and that is the extent of it. Keep your day job.

  17. TopherM,

    If I didn’t know better, I would think you were RS himself! Interesting! So now I am like the Unabomber? Very cute! But you have not directly answered or refuted anything I said or the reasonable questions I asked.

    If you cannot make a coherent argument, then why don’t you just go back under the rock you came from and quit character assassinating people who have honest, legitimate issues with how this was handled.

    By the way, I see that you have now popped up on the ABC forum to defend RS against the same criticisms people have there. Do you have a day job? If not, maybe you should get one so you have better things to do with your time? How about using a different screen name so it won’t be so obvious?

    You are not fooling anyone!

  18. Really Steve? You said you were going to “wrap up your thoughts on the show” and “where have Ali and Roberto been” but instead, everything you posted is all about you…and that’s not why I read this blog. It’s about the show, not about you…

  19. Steve, you really do need to get a life….seriously, you sound so ridiculous CONSTANTLY trying to defend what you do with your blog and why you do it, anyone that is even halfway intelligent can read between the lines of what you write, and see that even you are a little embarrassed for yourself, even if it may only be on a subconscious level, or you wouldn’t have to go ON AND ON ALL OF THE TIME trying to explain all of the “MANY” reasons why you do it, and CONSTANTLY defend, and point out how much you have been right, and that it’s not wrong or illegal etc. etc. etc….you can spin it anyway you want, as you would say, but you are still like the little tattletale or narc in school that got on everyone’s nerves. I’m sure that a lot the interest people have with reading your blog isn’t necessarily because they like it or think it’s great, but because they’re just human and sometimes just can’t wait like they know they should, instead they read your blog and then get disappointed that they did read it and now already know the ending to their favorite show. It’s obvious that you really crave the limelight and attention which is a little sad, because truly what normal person would want to be popular or known for what you do?? If anyone is reading this and curious if I have done this kind of thing before, the answer is no. Also Steve, yes, I have looked at your blog a handful of times after hearing about it from a friend, including this last time, but have always come away nauseated after reading what you write and disgusted with myself for taking the time to read it, which is the only reason I decided to write now, because I thought that there are probably a lot of other normal people, that feel as I do, but just haven’t taken the time to write. I hope I find out someday that your blog is gone and disappeared from the web.

  20. MindyM, do you really think I’d post here under this name and then use the exact same name on the Bachelor Board if I cared? HMMMMM..don’t you do the same thing and post in every Steve thread there and here? Can you put an adult on the line now little girl? You really don’t get that a reality show blogger who posts spoilers doesn’t need to have a JFK type investigation. It seems pretty simple. You are the stalker type aren’t you? Boyfriends scared off easily, live alone with cats, spend day and night on message boards trying to sound smart? Yeah, thought so.

  21. In reply to TopherM

    First of all, I didn’t come up with the idea regarding Ali’s friends feeding RS false information, a blogger on another board did. And that person’s source was a guy named “Don”, who happened to accurately predict much of the finale well before it aired.

    As for the rest of your nonsensical post

    1) Nobody said Ali, or her friends, broke a confidentiality agreement. As Don claimed – all they did was feed RS a fake story…no confidential information was released as a result of claiming Ali was single.

    2) Ali’s friends were not named. For all you know Ali could have friends who worked on the show.

    3) Obviously, the Bachelorette franchise has major leaks.How else can one explain RS, FORT, and Don receiving information well before the episodes aired ? Therefore, someone with close access to the show must be intentionally leaking information to numerous bloggers.

    4) Steve made a huge mistake by accepting the source of the Ali being single information as fact, and then reporting it as fact on his blog before double checking to see if the information was accurate.

  22. Super Sleuth,

    Don’t bother replying to this person. He is one of those disturbed people that come on forums to personally attack and trash other people. This is a person who is so insecure and miserable that he has nothing better to do with his time.

    He is having fun making up stories about my life, calling me a stalker, describing my life as though he knows me. It’s kind of scary when people like that make it personal.

    He is not interested in discussing facts. I have posted my thoughts and made my argument and all this sad soul can do is come back with even more outrageous and pathetic attacks on someone he’s never met. He is starting to sound positively desperate and more than stalkerish himself. He is the one who conveniently registered on the ABC forum just today for the sole purpose of going after the people on that site who have the same issues, concerns and questions that some of us have posted here.

    You listed the facts quite well. However, this person has problems and isn’t capable of having a mature discussion with anyone. His sole purpose is to harass, intimidate, insult and demean. Just feel sorry for someone who has that much anger and hate.

  23. MindyM
    I made a comment supportive of you & puff it is gone. Did you by any chance get to read it before the mysterious COMMENT EATING MONSTER got it?
    I don’t get this at all, how some person keeps repeatedly singling you out for the same opinions so many of us expressed & that NOT be “DELETED BY STEVE,”& I make a NON OFFENSIVE comment complementary of your original post & POOF it is gone.

    Makes one wonder, huh?
    ;+]~

  24. reel_nut,

    No, I did not see your comment before it was deleted. I guess that I have really gotten to Steve with all that I have said. I didn’t intend to post anymore because of the increasingly personal and hostile attacks on my by one poster. It appears that I have hit a nerve. I don’t need this, so it’s easier to just leave and let it go.

    I said what I had to say. I stand by everything. I raised specific issues that should be addressed. However, I am not expecting any answers.

    I think you and I both know what is going on.

    Thanks for whatever you said. This is starting to get kind of out of control and it’s not comfortable for me to be here anymore.

  25. Norma_in_Miami I have been surprised by how much people here and elsewhere, online and offline, are making of The Rainbow Question!

    Maybe I’m just an old fuddy-duddy, but my interpretation of the whole thing about his mom’s spirit and rainbows was just not as literal.

    I’m sure Cape Cod gets more rainbows than, say, Manhattan, but I didn’t ever think of it as Chris needing to actually SEE one in the sky to feel she is watching over him, but that it was more of an emotional thing, that sensing her presence is like a rainbow.

    In Ali-Roberto aftermath news, people.com says they have chosen a one bedroom apartment.

    This tends to give some credence to those who have expressed less than complete certainty that they are “really in love.”

    If you are really in love with someone, their becomes more important even than your own, and no two people are really comfortable in a one-bedroom apartment.

    There are certainly plenty of couples who would love to have any housing at all, but these two are not exactly strapped for cash.

    Let’s hope it at least has more than one bathroom.

  26. Is there a shrink in the house?

    Looking back over some of the posts here – and elsewhere – is a thought-provoking reminder, as if I needed one, that viewer reaction to this show is exponentially more interesting than the show itself.

    People take The Bachelor to heart in a way that surpasses even the intensity of emotion typically seen in discussions of The Hills!

    Maybe what sets the phenomenon apart in the land of Bachelor/ette fandom is the demographic divsersity.

    While the viewers with strongest beliefs about Lauren and Heidi, et al are tend to be young girls and women 15-24 who are more suggestible than sophisticated, with life experience and world view in the “under construction” stage, Bachelor viewers, even serious, ardent, Bachelor viewers, run the demographic gamut!

    Maybe the ologist could explain this. Is it really just as simple as the near-universal appeal of the fairy tale romance?

    Is the attachment to the idea of a happily-ever-after ending for Ali and Roberto just a natural reaction to suppressed despair in the context of a world situation that is so obviously not going to have one?

    Here, we are seeing suggestions that there should be an “investigation” of what some dude blogged about a conversation he had on the subject of the outcome of a reality show.

    Another discussion venue was rocked by an impassioned viewer who threatened to “find” and so offline, bodily harm to a fellow internet forum poster.

    The incident that started it all?

    Because she or he expressed the view that The Bachelor, like other reality shows, is intended for entertainment purposes only, and that as soon as the Final Rose scene ended, Ali and Roberto most likely high-5ed each other and went their separate ways a la Kristin and Brody.

    Is this something we can just chalk up to generations of carefully impemented cognitive dissonance?

    In the succinct and never-to-be-forgotten wail of Nancy Kerrigan, Whyyyyyyyyyy?

  27. I’ve been reading this site since the Jason fiasco and following the blog and show. When I came to the site Monday after watching the finale, (and I’ve worked in entertainment and publicity) the site was crashed for hours on end. Immediately it occurred to me that ABC had interns crashing the site all day so the finale wouldn’t be available to the readers. I just wanted to see what RS had posted about having the wrong ending. I was also pleasantly surprised that Ali got engaged to Roberto and let Chris go with grace. Anyway – I doubt it was RS readers trying to see what his reaction was simply. If MF and co. can wipe RS off a “E!” program, it’s much easier to guerilla assault a somewhat middling blog. I believe RS knows what he’s up against, and ABC has a great deal invested in keeping their version as the party line.

    It’s not my blog, and I won’t come back as often unless RS lightens up a bit on the repetitive, I’m the proven, ultimate Bachelor franchise spoiler and ABC owes me, etc. I’m not coming here for dramatics. I’m coming here to READ and laugh at the already scripted, televised dramatics.

  28. Wow, there are some interesting things going on here…

    It’s apparent that Steve’s informant(s) were editors for the Bachelor/ette franchise and they must’ve been discovered, then fed the wrong information by the exec producers to ferret out the culprits. I only say this because I noticed a few posts above pointing out a scene in the preview where Ali looked like she was ‘fighting’ with Chris H., but it was never shown. That’s the kind of nit-picking only a editing person would notice and take issue with — maybe part of the way the informant(s) were caught was by NOT using them to edit the FINALE, or the show producers went so far as to shoot another ending???

    I’m sure the exec producers and top people behind the show didn’t get where they are from not doing their fair share of sleuthing and back-stabbing. Steve, I do think you were at least an annoyance to them and they’ve got egos too. And then you got a little cocky after delivering spoilers for a while and all the fans you have who’ve put you on a pedestal. Don’t be too hard on yourself about falling for it. Remember the fable about the rooster? In the scheme of things it’s only a BIG DEAL for a few days — by now, most have moved on to other things. Roberto and Ali are a faint memory and so is your goof.

    I watched the 20/20 episode and I was surprised that Mr. Fleiss looked so old and rough-around-the-edges. He talked like someone from the local pipe fitters union who works down on the shipyard! …hardly a romantic. But, he was very eloquent and I commend him for really being honest about the psychology and sociology that makes the show work. He also admitted where they went wrong and that even he didn’t think the Bachelorette angle would work. He didn’t come across as pompous to me — loved the part about how contestants getting used to the star treatment after a day!

    Steve, I went thru different feelings about all that happened with you assuring us that Ali was still single when she was anything but. You were really taken in by someone(s). Probably a combination of show execs, former and current contestants and others who didn’t like how you characterized them and their friends — plus you really ridiculed them on many levels. You said some really hateful and crude things — you can’t expect to dish it out like that and not get it back in spades.

    I was a little embarrassed because I told others how sure I was that Ali was still single AND used your name/blog as evidence. Maybe on some level I liked how you tore down the seemingly high and mighty? I’ve got to be honest and call myself out for believing you so blindly. You’ve got to admit a few things too and you know what they are, no reason to list them out. You do have a big following because I found others who knew of you and your blog in all kinds of places online.

    If I were you, I’d just move on and pledge to do better. You don’t owe your fans anything, but it would go a long way to just take it like a man and admit you were wrong. It also doesn’t hurt to make fun of yourself from time to time — like the irony and hypocrisy of you now all excited to be looking for love via a national radio show. That IS so funny coming from you!

    I’d also do something about all the replies to your post above. Some sound like they’re frome someone(s) close to the exec producers of the show (if not Mr. Fleiss, himself) and some of the responses sound eerily like you just using a bunch of different wordpress aliases. If you do delete some of the posts it might just make those same ABC people come back and repost. But they really are cutting and you’re just letting all your fans see someone taking you down — and with pretty reasonable/sensible points.

    In the end it is just a TV show and you do have a full-time job doing something else. Get a professional writer (not someone as long-winded as me or you) and leave out the personal attacks on Fleiss and Harrison. You are funny and you do have the BEST spoilers!!! Who else has already chronicled EXACTLY what is going to happen on Bachelor Pad and who the final 4 are? You may not be the super-sleuth, but that means you just work smarter, not necessarily harder. Please post again right away with the Bachelor Pad and get things rolling again. Admit you were played on the Ali/Roberto finale without belittling Fleiss and Harrison and without getting mad at those of us who are your devoted fans and point out where we were disappointed.

    As someone once told me, this too shall pass! Onward and upward!

  29. I am a late visitor but have also read the board faithfully for 2 years. I enjoy the “peeks” into what will occur, but I LOATHE the narcisstic “I’m KING OF THE SPOILERS” projection that you interject every other paragraph Steve. You are your own worst enemy when rereading the continuous rants about how you know it all you were 99% right, ABC and MF are evil mind benders, and how you are the knight on the white horse trying to what did you say “talk us all in from the ledge” of reality TV.
    PLEASE~~ Sell your reality to the next person. I believe the intelligent ones,Aug 6th-Aug 8th have several posted examples, recognize your desperate repetitive ramblings of self inflated nonsense NOT RELATED to the reason we came to visit this blog.
    There are other people who blog facts without inflamming themselves.
    I am jumping the RS ship~
    SEEEEEEE YAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!

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