I am writing you, because alot of women my age, do not tweet or whatever -too busy. But when I looked up about the show, your opinions made sense and I am probably one of many women who make up the majority of people who watch this show and have since the beginning. I am too busy to acutally contact the producers (which I would love to do if I even had a clue how to do) to let them know that this season is horrible. Emily is not special, and most women out there, would like to tell the producers that she is a spoiled brat and her situation with a “daughter” and losing someone, is not uncommon and I am so done watching this show and don’t care what happens to her or her daughter. She has rewritten the story line so many times, we women are so tired of this and I will not continue to watch what happens to her because she will get what “Emily” wants and guess what?? no wonder she is not married?? Anyway, this show, unfortunately, let a spoiled brat in and I will bet a fortune, the ratings have gone down from this and will never recover. Shame on you, Chris Harris, for allowing this type of woman who most of us do not care to be like or have any sympathy for, to change the course of what I and many other “woman” choose to watch on what I would consider to be a very popular nite for TV. What a waste of time. I really thought Chris had a lot more class than to allow a twit like this to continue to talk let alone date these poor pathetic men who what, can’t embarrass themselves enough at home, have to go on national tv – man I pity them. Can you, Steve, somehow forward this email from myself and my friends and I assume most women who are so sick of the blond, baby voiced, bitch she has become that does not represent the rest of us who do care to meet the guy, after the good one has gone (or bad one for most of us). And for future reference, I am not jealous nor anything similar, just disgusted to have wasted my time watching what is totally gone way down hill. Too bad.
Comment: Yeah, shame on you Chris Harris. What are you thinking? And as for you, Mike Fliss, shame on you too. And Cassie Lambo, you should be ashamed of yourself for casting one of your friends on the show. This is all a complete disgrace. Shame on everyone for putting this show on television!
You are fabulous, of course and I love your blogs. You have me in stitches.
Now, a question– I recently heard and am wondering if you think it is possible that the whole Emily Maynard episode is a Republican ploy to help get Mitt Romney elected and make him look more favorable to the female voters. Is that crazy or a possibility?????? I.e., the theory seems to be that Emily choses Jef, to make it seem that if a Mormon president is the winner (like Jef is the winner), then the females will be happy with a Mormon president (like Emily will be sooooo happy with a Mormon Husband). And, to go further, she was given higher pay and wardrobe to act the part. And they can break up after the election. It is also noted by the theorists that the black bachelor/contender was eliminated right away.
What do you think about THAT????? Crazy or what????
Comment: The funny thing about this is I’m one of the people in this world (and probably because it’s my favorite show of all time), that absolutely believes the role of David Palmer in the “24” TV series had some effect on Barack Obama getting elected because he was arguably the best “television” president we’ve ever seen who just happened to be black. Was it the main reason Obama got elected? Of course not. But I truly believe because his character was so well liked and respected, it helped play a role in people accepting the fact we could have a black president someday.
With that said, uhhhhh yes, you’re crazy in your assumption.
Steve- been reading your blog for a few years now. I just have to write to say that part of what keeps me coming back are the ridiculous (albeit entertaining) idiots who comment so hatefully. They are clearly very engaged with your site’s content, yet they talk sh*t and accuse you of “driving up page clicks” …. Um… that is the point of having a successful site right? It is so funny to see how people are annoyed that you are making a living. Are they socialists- or communists…. Or just stupidists?
Thx for the spoilers- I don’t know about this forum they speak of- I just get it straight from RS and that works for me.
Comment: I don’t do anything to purposely “drive up page clicks.” I write two columns a week for the most part. People can come to my site and choose to read them or not. Been doing it for 9 years and I know there’s an audience, so I keep doing it. If people want to comment, great. If they don’t, that’s fine too. I just write what I write and people can do whatever they choose from there. At the end of the day, I know what my numbers are and I know the popularity of this site. If that bothers some people that I’m having success, that’s their problem. I only concern myself with what I can control.
this morning my local radio station was talking about you and they said something rather interesting. They were talking that jef won blah blah blah & then they said there is this person that works for the show that has given you the answer to who wins and all the inside info about the show,ever since you have been blogging and that the producers were trying to figure out who the mole was. so, to the point i was thinking how could that be right because you just ended a lawsuit with them saying that you could not initiate contact w/ any staff or producers, so that probably means they were told not to contact you let alone give you spoilers. also, you have previously said that sources give info not someone from the show. anyways, just thought i would share this with you because it was something you might find funny!
Comment: Another show was talking about me without any facts or direct knowledge of what they were talking about? No way!
There are very few people in this world who have seen the agreement that I signed to end this lawsuit. So to receive some of the emails I’ve gotten along with tweets directed at me, it’s laughable that people think they actually know what’s in the agreement. Let them speculate all they want. I know what’s in the agreement, my lawyers know, and their lawyers know. Other than that, not a whole hell of a lot of other people do so it’s amazing how many opinions can be formed with zero factual basis for them.
Now that you know who the winner and final two are, what do you think Sean meant when he said to your Co-Host, Jenna a while back at the bar in Texas, “He’s got something missing about the final 3.”
Comment: Well, Jenna is not my co-host for anything. She’s one of the personalities on Kidd Kraddick in the Morning here in Dallas. As for what Sean told her in the bar that night, I have no idea what he was referring to, if anything.
I am watching Arie’s date on the bacherlorette, and it is driving me nuts that they aren’t eating what appears to be a delicious meal. Are they forbidden to eat on camera? I don’t recall noticing this on any other season.
Thanks and please don’t mock me for asking a question I’m sure you have answered before.
Comment: They eat, they just don’t show it. They have 3-4 days of footage to cram into an 80 minute show. Spending time showing people chewing on food is a waste of time. Do you really want to watch these people eat on the show? I certainly don’t.
Kinda reminds me of “24” when people used to say “When does Jack Bauer ever eat?” Really? In that high intensity, fast paced show, you’re really bothered by the fact you don’t get to see him sitting down and eating? People amaze me sometimes. And for the record, in season 1, Jack was eating in the interrogation room about midway through the season after he had thwarted Gaines’ attempt to kill his family. Also, in one of the opening scenes of season 5, before he found out ***** ****** had been killed (in case you don’t want to be spoiled), he was eating breakfast with his girlfriend (the awesome Connie Britton) and her son.
No, I’m totally not a “24” nerd at all.
This question is going to sound incredibly ridiculous given the nature of the show compared to the many other events happening in our world needing journalistic integrity in their reporting. BUT I admire the lengths you go to to ensure (to the best of your ability) accurate reporting. I don’t want to know the source, but I am curious as to how you go about making sure the information you receive is correct. Is there a lot of cross-checking involved?
Also, have you ever received false information intentionally? (The conspiracy theorist in me is curious.)
PS Not to get in the middle of a silly feud, but I saw a couple of the tweet Mr. Fleiss wrote towards you and was ashamed for him. There is a difference in you promoting your website and brand by pushing his buttons and him being completely unprofessional in both instigating and retaliating. It’s pretty pathetic.
Comment: Yes, I do my best to cross check every bit of information I receive. Sure, it’s impossible to get every single thing right and I have no doubt been wrong at times, but, my track record speaks for itself. I think I’ve done pretty well in the past three years in delivering the spoilers for this show.
Intentionally been given false information? No. Have I been given false information before? Sure. Some I even ended up running with. But to say it was given to me intentionally would be inaccurate.
I have so much to say after reading certain tweets from certain scary monsters. But I’ll avoid that. This one is for your “haters” (who, ironically, are reading this right now). My question to them is: who is your favorite comedian? The guy who compliments everyone and talks about lollipops and unicorns? I didn’t think so. George Carlin, Wanda Sykes, Chris Rock, etc, etc, etc, are all funny because they make fun of people and things. We don’t go to comedy shows for inspirational self-help. Reality Steve may be a “douche” but he is a witty, intelligent, funny douche. That is why he is so popular (combined with the fact that he created a one-man empire).
He writes his blog, talks about the way the show ACTUALLY works and gives us spoilers (if we choose to read them) in order to entertain us in a different way. The fact that he can turn on a webcam and have 800 people watching his dog isn’t lame, its ingenious. I would love it if I could make money by just being me and making people laugh (or get offended). Calling Steve a sexist is ridiculous. He rags on the guys just as much as the girls, he is an equal opportunity jokester. I happen to be a liberal gay woman. I have NEVER, not once, found him to be sexist, homophobic or prejudice in any way. I simply find him funny and yes I love the spoilers. I am a huge fan of Jef. I get to watch the show knowing that Emily will pick him, when he (in t.v. time) doesn’t know yet. It makes watching the show WAY more entertaining than biting my nails and relying on edited previews. But please, keep the ugly comments coming! Steve’s backlash is another excellent part of his blog. He doesn’t give a crap and I love it.
Comment: Yeah, what they said. I’m a funny douche. Thanks for the back handed compliment.