I have a lot of respect for Victoria, who I think tried to keep the show as balanced as she could while still providing the network with the controversy they needed.I can think of at least two instances where we had journalists write stories that were rejected by their editors as being too positive and who were forced to write more negative articles.I sent all of the men an E-mail, and called all of them personally, to talk to them about the fact that we were going to have Media.
That isn't to say that many of these so-called "objective" media outfits don't attempt to slant the story to their preconceived idea of what this is all about.(Controversy sells - otherwise they wouldn't be here.) Not all of them, but the ones that do make it fairly obvious, as Nightline did.All in all, I think the piece was fairly good and I will try to let you know what I liked about it and what I didn't.First I want to say that the producer, Victoria, and Bill Weir were wonderful to work with." It's true - I may be a little nuts after running A Foreign Affair for the last 16 years (just kidding - I wouldn't trade it for the world!
) but the simple answer is that at A Foreign Affair we have nothing to hide and we welcome the media, including Nightline.
I love it when news organizations like Nightline do stories about A Foreign Affair because it shows the world that the stereotypes the media loves to encourage really do not exist.
The attention helps us to get the word out to single men and women that it is OK to think outside the box with regards to the most important choice you will ever make who it is you will marry.
I always tell guys that this is real life and there will be good, bad and ugly, but there will never be more opportunity than what you will find on an A Foreign Affair tour.
Victoria and the cameraman, Max, were with us the entire time.
I get it, and I understand why they had the negative slant they had, but while they were there things were much different.