Guys and Gals
Editing can really make a very strong and on occasion impression on teams. Editing as taken words that were spoken in one lace and be used in another, words can be edited to remove some context, and events can be completely misrepresented all due to editing.
And while the editors of Tar aren't as bad as many reality shows everything mentioned above has occurred on this show.
Editors pick and choose what material to use, the pick words that and edit full statements to give an impression that may not actually represent fact.
Of course some events absolutely happen, but just like almost every single person in the World most everyone living has said or done things they regret, usually when under stress or duress. Frankly a lot of the stress the racers are on are harder then the typical life we are experiencing. And we need to understand that when we judge racers.
Here is an example of editing events to give a negative impression on two racers, that clips should was absolutely inaccurate, but most viewers never watch the clips and some of these eventss are still quote by internet fans who absolutely should know better.
Peter & Sarah in season 10, we see on the episodes al these tasks that Sarah is doing and wondering why the hell Peter isn't doing those, the episodes make it appear that Peter chooses the tasks and we see him setting back while poor Sarah is trying to scale a cliff, or other difficult challenge. Yet clips (and back up by Sarah in multiple interviews) says she was the one to choose which tasks she did, and it just happened that she made poor choices dues on the Roadblock. Peter was absolutely innocent in this, and yet editing reinforces the negative attitude we have on how he isn't emotionally connected to Sarah as Sarah is to him.
Season 11 Eric and Danielle, and many fans were already pissed about this team (I wasn't happy about Danielle, had no problem with Eric being there as his team absolutely deserved it on a season called the best of the best). All season long we see Danielle doing more physical roadblocks then the ones Eric does, we even see Danielle get angry about this very subject, and the show goes out of its way to imply that Eric is the one calling the shots on tasks. Yet in clips (with the exception of two roadblocks one of which we never saw), its Danielle who makes the calls and then blames him for it (but again we don't see where it is her fault on choosing to do a task. Editing is used to complete alter what factors led to the roadblock tasks and is used to portray the male partner in a negative light.
Another example Eric & Jeremy season 99 after being complete asses (which they show) by canceling the cabs of two other teams, are shown by editing to let Monica & Joseph take the blame for that event. Which then leads to a U-Turn by BJ & Tyler against Mojo. Yet this is not what happened. In clips we see Eric & Jeremy go to both teams and freely admit that they were the ones to cancel cabs not Monica & Joseph. It showed them make a really shitty move (which it was and the one thing they did that really pissed this fan off), but instead of showing them man up and put take the responsibility for their actions editing makes it appear like not only that they did something shitty, but even worse let another take the blame for it. Instead of just showing that BJ & Tyler and Monica & Joseph didn't get along that well (true) they tried to place the origins of that conflict on the shoulders of another team.
Those are just three easy examples of how the editing of the show misleads the public about conflict and events that occur. And thankfully we had clips to show what really occurred.
I will be the first to admit that I will dog on teams behaviors, but I always try and remind myself and readers that just because we see and hear it, doesn't mean that it occurred how int eh manner that we are presented.
The other thing to remember is that especially for events we don't see occur that often, that those rare events even if they occurred exactly how we saw and heard them are probably not representative of how that person actually behaves. Look at last season's winners and Daniel who really loses it on one cab driver. Its a really shocking moment, because its so not how we have scene that racers handle stress and events. SOme fans where utterly appalled by the behavior, personally I wasn't as we only saw that occur once and we saw so many other times of Daniel behaving in such a kind and nice manner. And almost all racers (especially those that have raced for many legs) have lost it in some manner when dealing with the frustration of language barriers. It doesn't make his reactions right, but it certainly makes in understandable.