Monday, July 7
"Last nights Next Food Network Star show was a COMPLETE chop job. My friends and families blogs are being removed from the food network 'Judges Blog' section on the show's page at FN.com. I am being censored, reprimanded, and have been instructed not to comment or share the truth. My posts at D [Magazine] are being edited as well. The link to the REAL Rachel Ray Show segment that aired last week, which is dramatically different from what aired on the Food Network, has been deleted from the blog as well. BIG BROTHER, what country do we live in after all??? What an insult to the public that they feel they can do this after Rachel aired it in its entirety last Thursday."
I'll give Lisa the benefit of the doubt for now and let you watch what did air on Rachael Ray last Thursday:
Yes, Lisa didn't completely shut down as much as what was shown on last night's episode. She continued talking and thew out a few more bullet points about cooking for kids that were completely edited out.
STILL, the segment on Rachael Ray was also edited! In all likelihood, the part where Lisa froze up was edited out. Despite each contestant getting four minutes to cook, Lisa's entire segment that aired was less that four minutes long—and that included the banter between Rachael, Lisa & her girl scout that wasn't even included in the four minute time limit.
So, while RR chose to edit out the bad stuff, NFNS chose to focus on it. That's NOT censorship, just bad luck.
Rachael Ray's producers and editors cut their show with the intention of putting Rachael and her guests in the best of light. Next Food Network Star producers and editors cut the show however the hell they want to, using bits and pieces to tell whatever story they want.
And "Big Brother," Lisa? Let me remind you of RULE 22 of the competition:
"22. Applicants acknowledge, understand, and agree that the Released Parties' use or revelation of Personal Information and Recordings as defined in these Eligibility Requirements may be embarrassing, unfavorable, humiliating, and/or derogatory and/or may portray him or her in a false light. Each applicant agrees to release, discharge and hold harmless the Released Parties from any and all claims (including, without limitation, claims for slander, libel, defamation, violation of rights of privacy, publicity, personality, and/or civil rights, depiction in a false light, intentional or negligent infliction of emotional distress, copyright infringement, and/or any other tort and/or damages arising from or in any way relating to the submission of a Participant Application, participation in the selection process, participation in the Program, the use of the Personal Information or Recordings and/or the use of the applicant's name, voice, and/or likeness in connection with the Program, or the promotion thereof in all media now known or hereafter devised. Applicants are required to sign Releases to this effect."
PLUS, Lisa got through to the next round! I don't understand why she's complaining about this now when she wasn't kicked off this week and still got to go to Vegas. I'd be slightly sympathetic for her if she had been kicked off based on what some might think to be an editing switcheroo, but that wasn't the case. If you get the boot next week, be glad you got that far and move on.
So what's the deal?????