Okay, we'll just agree to disagree. I also think that if they are currently wooing Reid to be the Bachelor, and if the producers did feed him a bunch of crap about going back when Jillian had no intention of selecting him, then Reid is a lot less likely to say yes to their offer (assuming he knows that they lied). I have no idea how these producers live with themselves when they wake up in the morning after manipulating in the ways that they do, but if she was never going to accept his offer, and they told him that she was, and now they want him to further boost their franchise by signing on, well, of course they're going to lie and say that Jillian is now the one lying, not them. (Or tell him that she considered his proposal because if she never did or never would have, well, then they're the ones lying directly to Reid. And they can't have that, not if they want him next season.) Wow, that's convoluted. But bottom line, if Reid thinks the producer lied to him, I think he'd have a lot less desire to accept the Bachelor.With regard to Reid being the next Bachelor, I think the opposite is true. If CH gives the impression there is something unfinished still between them, it makes it appear that Reid may not be available emotionally to find love. He could easily have said that although Jill had strong feelings for Reid, it was clear that she was in love with Ed, and just felt awful about having to break Reid's heart again. He didn't.
I dunno. I think the people behind the scenes of this show - the producers, not contestants - are fairly disgusting (though I love the show itself - I know, kill me), so I rarely place a lot of faith in their integrity. JMO. Understand why you don't agree.