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Was This the Meanest Bachelorette Season Ever?

Was this season of The Bachelorette unusually nasty? The show has seen its share of villains before, and there's no shortage of amped-up drama courtesy of the producers, but John Swansburg at Slate says, "by far, the strangest thing about this season…was how cruel the series was to its ostensible heroine." Is it just that Bentley turned out to be a human piece of garbage? Or did the producers go too far? Or did Ashley just have terrible, terrible judgment? (And does anyone really think that she and JP have a future?)

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