We --- myself included, first and foremost --- CAN forget that editing DOES slant and shape a perspective on what actually occurred in a situation. Just as pics can be photoshopped to hell and back, and taped remarks can be edited to the point where a conversation no longer resembles what was actually stated, TV editing can be a bear.
Taking that into consideration . . .
In this particular instance, my thoughts are that the editing POSSIBLY was done as it was to put forward exactly HOW big a jerk Ven is. To accomplish that, Terri, the other part of the equation, HAD to be shown as much as she was, I believe. Had we just seen Ven making his nasty comments, etc., and not gotten any reaction shots of Terri looking hurt, or Theo and the other designers looking aghast and incredulous and disgusted at the things he was saying and doing, then the impact of what he did wouldn't've hit us as hard as it did. Riled us up so.
Had the editing been done otherwise, we might've even felt sorry for VEN, and totally disregarded or forgotten altogether that the only sins Terri committed were to have been breathing and shown up for a makeover and a pretty dress.
Also, we wouldn't've seen Theo go off at judging about him like she did if they'd not been targeting Ven, I think. IIRC, I remember Tim, Heidi, Padma, Gail, Tom (from TC and TCJD of course), all saying at various times that the very few minutes of the judging segments we actually see on their shows absolutely do NOT reflect what occurred. Why? Because those call-em-out sessions can literally sometimes last five, six, or MORE hours.
Sure, the Ven/Terri trainwreck provided drama, here. As Shoepie and Allie have pointed out, above, this season has been one of the dullest in terms of spark and humor among the cast. TPTB KNOW this, and were/are mining for any chunk of "gold" they can find --- or CREATE --- to keep us salivating, Friday-morning-quarterbacking, and breaking our thumbs punching our remotes to tune in each week.
Yeah, Terri, unfortunately, got dragged into the mess that is Ven.
But out of all that came up from this mess, even the editing with Terri heavily included, SHE was the one who came out looking like the saint, here. Mean as he was to her, from what was shown, not ONCE did she actively verbally strike back and tell him off. And NOBODY would've blamed her if she had. Most of US certainly would've, I believe, and Theo DEFINITELY had her back at the judging session, AND in makeup and hair (as did the other designers, even in their PIs about how he was behaving).
Ven may've really hurt himself in the fashion world in the long run, with his behavior, just based on what was shown.
God only knows what ELSE he did or said to/about Terri that WASN'T shown.
And I am NOT defending the staff or TPTB of PR. Ven should've been dealt with LONG before this week, in the Rockette challenge.
So, their hands are dirty, too (THANKS FOR THAT ONE, JUDGE JUDY!!!!).
Just a few thoughts.