BH Producers

BH Producer Dave Rupel discusses his stance on Kyle and Brandi's behavior.

Oct 24, 2011

Wow. After a season of getting less than a dozen replies per blog, last week's blog received over two hundred and twenty! And most people were not very happy with me. Since the Kyle-Kim-Brandi conflict continues through tonight's episode, let me try and answer some of your comments from last week.

Many of you questioned why I wrote a blog in defense of Kyle in the first place. The answer is simple, really. It's because I felt Kyle needed someone on her side. But that in no way means I'm anti-Brandi. To many of you, it seemed as if I can't be impartial. But the truth is, whatever my personal feelings are, I keep them out of my job. Over the weekend, I attended a wedding of a dear old friend who married a publisher of a major newspaper. The publisher and I often talk about how we are old school in that we keep our personal feelings out of our work -- which is the way journalists and producers used to always handle their jobs. However, in the days where some news networks lean one way or the other, maybe people don't expect producers to be impartial. However, that's the way I do my job. No matter how many times people ask me who is my favorite, I never answer that question -- because it's my job to treat everyone equally. That's why I didn't intervene in the Game Night argument on either side. Did I feel bad for Brandi? Absolutely. But, as I've stated before, my job is to document the reality, not alter it. However, the moment Brandi was off-camera and being driven home, I called her to make sure she was okay.