First, whoever posted that there's a backlash on the PCD site, thanks. I checked it out, and it's HILARIOUS. No matter how much the majority of FORT posters disliked the decision, it seems the PCD fans vehemently HATE the decision. Asia has a tough road ahead.
Given the terrible hack job they did on Asia in editing (I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt that she's not as abrasive as they made her appear), I'm guessing that either she or Robin did something to really PO the video/editing crew. I refuse to believe that they didn't realize the terrible light they spotlighted the winner in and/or that she wasn't asked leading questions to bring out the worst in interviews. Don't get me wrong, I would rather Melissa R and Chelsea came out ahead of Asia, but all three are very talented in their own ways.
I've also wondered about the sound editing--do we get to hear the actual performance or do they also record a studio version each competition and splice the vocals in as appropriate? It seemed as if sometimes, the lips on the video weren't completely synched with the audio and that sometimes Asia's vocal flaws were highlighted--Ron Fair would say her vocals were off and they CLEARLY were.