Monday, January 11, 2010


Never have I seen such a good example of how rumors get started than I did on tonight's episode of the Bachelor. **

For those of you who are not in-the-know, the "most shocking rose ceremony, yet" happened tonight. (Haven't we heard that before?) Prior to the ceremony beginning during cocktail hour, one of the ladies was escorted out and spoken to by the host about her "inappropriate relationship" with one of the staffers who "is no longer working on the show." I listened carefully for what words were spoken by the host in his every appearance and was amazed to hear the girls talking and the whole episode snowballing into this girl having sex with that guy (aka "staffer") just a few hours after accepting the rose.

Granted, there was editing there, but based on what I've seen online about it, it was not an affair at all. If nothing else, ABC did a great job showing America how quickly a rumor starts by making assumptions about people when given a small amount of information and filling in the blanks.

Wow. Wow. Thanks for the lesson on controlling our tongues, ABC!

When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongue is wise. Proverbs 10:19

** Disclaimer: I don't follow the show regularly. I just happened to have it on when the scandal broke tonight, so don't expect any more updates on the show.

1 comment:

Mama M. said...

Hey Mandie! You won a nightlight! Shoot me an email with your deets and I'll get it out to you!

(Shocker you won, huh? Since there were all of TWO entries!!) :)