Friday, 6 February 2009

Is Clarkson offensive?

Of course he is- that is what he does. But my heart sinks when we have this constant finger-jabbing. It's a bit like watching US cable news that has this constant chatter to fill empty space. And it won't bother Jeremy Clarkson one jot. If he gets sacked it won't bother him one jot. He'll just become more of martyr than he is already. The louder we shout at him, the more it plays into his hands. And the more it amplifies his comments. Move on folks.

Post script: An apology from Jeremy Clarkson. David Blunkett's comments were proportionate to the situation.

2 comments:

  1. Without getting into the rights and wrongs of this specific example, my concern is that political correctness (something that Mr Clarkson is unlikely ever to be accused of)is becoming an all-dominant force.

    Thatcher Junior lost her job this week because of an ill-judged comment made in private that was later made public. Apparently the only difference between her and Jonathan Ross was that his apology was better (nothing to do with his relative importance to his employer, you understand).

    So, as a casual observer, the only logical conclusion I have been able to draw is that you can say what you like as long as you have enough money not to need to work and/or you're so important to your employer that they cannot realistically part company with you. For the rest of us, however, we had better be very careful what we say.

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  2. Someone should ask Kate Hoey MP if she will condemn what the odious Clarkson said. He is a paid up member of her Countryside Alliance bloodsports organisation, which she chairs, and not that long ago she shared a stage with him at one of their fund-raisers.
    Two odious nasty individuals.

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