I know that this has been talked about some, but I'm really interested in getting input on this issue since the screencaps and other spoilers are inconclusive. So, I"m falling back on the reason behind the EDIT and the CONSEQUENCES of a bad edit.
Am I the only one who thinks that bad EDITS sometimes render the target irredeemable and that this threat would impact the degree of bad EDIT that the winner gets? Painting a story is one thing, but at what point does it cause problems once the "winner" is revealed? ex.: Hasn't Susan been dug a pretty deep grave in the court of public opinion?
I feel that all 3 have been the victims of skewered editing. What are other peoples' thoughts on the consideration that tptb give to redeeming the winner?
For instance, Ian got the bad edit, but redeemed himself by proposing. Which made for good t.v. for most. Chad's edit of not having a job would not have been so attractive had he been chosen. Lanny was given the bad edit and who would have rooted for Mer to end up with that mother-in-law?
Any thoughts on if this merits further analysis?