So why would the producers of this show go out of their way to make not only their 'star' but the person he chooses to look like a) fools (Ben) or b) jerks (Courtney and Ben) to such a degree that the audience became, for the most part, quite hostile towards them? What is the motivation for that?
I'm genuinely curious. I can buy that the producers felt the drama that Courtney brought would boost ratings, but I don't think they would go so far out of their way as to fabricate her character by splicing and dicing the footage to such a degree that they made her...more hated than liked. Hmmm...doesn't compute with me for some reason. I think she's just like that, it's who she is, and whether right or wrong that person cranks Ben's shaft (so to speak) so he wanted her right from the get go.
So did the editors create the Courtney we enjoyed, or did Courtney give the editors more than enough to work with? Where is Bloomers??