This is an excellent piece by the Sydney Morning Herald, citing the unacceptable side of Jeremy Clarkson. It’s a good read. Check it out!
via Jeremy Clarkson’s road to ruin on Top Gear.
With news that Clarkson is going to be fired, it will be interesting to see what comes next in terms of TV motoring shows?
Personally I think that some of the big budget Top Gear extravaganzas, like Patagonia in Argentina were very disappointing.
The BBC are not being entirely honest, as they are about almost everything else.
Jeremy Clarkson is a boorish, loudmouthed, prone to racist remarks and a thuggish, whose Repton school education should have taught him to know better.
The BBC’s Top Gear producers knew what Clarkson was and encouraged him to behave in this way because they knew from public attitude surveys that many of the UK public share Clarkson’s views. By allowing Clarkson to rampage about with his equally silly co-presenters, the BBC gained viewers of this ilk, including the Prime Minister and his friends in the Chipping Norton set, who are people with more money than sense who imagine that anything outside of a 60 mile radius of where they live is Outer Mongolia and that anyone who is not like them is an inferior species of human being.
The wider viewership of this uninformative and silly program may or may not have been petrol-heads but a good many of them clearly thought that Clarkson somehow represented them and was able to do outrageous things that they dared not to do.
He will be sacked and replaced but will jump ship and move to another channel, something he planned for long ago. In the end it will not matter because the BBC itself is on the road to nowhere and will be replaced with internet television services more agreeable to audiences of the future and those members of the public who share his views are unlikely to change them short of a Damascene conversion,death or a lobotomy.