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Old 24-03-2015, 21:08
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Old 24-03-2015, 21:12
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Old 24-03-2015, 21:16
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Hurrah.

He'll probably be delighted. After all, following his reprehensible comments about striking public sector workers in 2011 ("they should be lead outside and shot") he'll be glad he no-longer has to collect a pay cheque from a publicly funded broadcaster.
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Old 24-03-2015, 21:22
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Haha could be true but until its announced by the BBC I won't belive it, And I for one will no longer watch it and I think the real top gear fans will do the same.

Anyone who takes over will fail as the ratings will plummet and will no doubt be pulled
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Old 24-03-2015, 21:22
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Well I suppose there are 800 threads on every aspect of this "story" so the final chapter clearly deserved one of it's own

Anyway, in any other walk of life, punching a co-worker would be a sackable offence anyway so the idiot has only got himself to blame.
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Old 24-03-2015, 22:08
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Good. Overrated tosspot.
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Old 25-03-2015, 00:50
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Anyway, in any other walk of life, punching a co-worker would be a sackable offence anyway so the idiot has only got himself to blame.
No! Don't you get it? The BBC is all to blame according to the blessed Saint Clarkson! *Rolleyes*

But in all seriousness whilst that knob Clarkson has no one to blame but himself, the BBC haven't helped by constantly letting him get away with all crap he's pulled and now as a result, they've created a monster with an ego so big the Sun in the solar system is jealous.
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Old 25-03-2015, 00:56
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Putting aside my own feelings towards the man, if anyone else behaved like he did at their workplace they would be sacked too so the BBC have made the correct decision no matter what any disappointed fans think. As a public service broadcaster they do have an example to set, in my humble opinion, and I'm glad they've done the right thing in this case.
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Old 25-03-2015, 01:07
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But in all seriousness whilst that knob Clarkson has no one to blame but himself, the BBC haven't helped by constantly letting him get away with all crap he's pulled and now as a result, they've created a monster with an ego so big the Sun in the solar system is jealous.
Totally agree with this. The BBC are far from saintly themselves and I am reguarly aghast at what they get away with (the Cliff Richard police raid coverage being one example).
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Old 25-03-2015, 01:53
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Oh yeah, I forgot that they had Chris Evans.
Shit.

I can't believe the results of that poll on their site.
It asks whether you agree that Clarkson should be sacked, after the article reports that it was concluded that Clarkson launched a 20 minute verbal attack on a junior producer, and then actually did launch a 30 second physical attack on him as well.....yet 74% of people disagree that he should be sacked.

What's going on with the world? If you or I did what Clarkson did, obviously we're as good as fired. And if you were physically attacked by a work colleague, naturally you would expect the company to protect you from that kind of thing in the workplace.

I don't hate Clarkson or celebrate that he's to be sacked, but surely people have a reasonable grasp of what's right or wrong don't they?
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Old 25-03-2015, 02:08
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I don't hate Clarkson or celebrate that he's to be sacked, but surely people have a reasonable grasp of what's right or wrong don't they?

No sadly no.
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Old 25-03-2015, 02:55
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I can't believe the results of that poll on their site.
It asks whether you agree that Clarkson should be sacked, after the article reports that it was concluded that Clarkson launched a 20 minute verbal attack on a junior producer, and then actually did launch a 30 second physical attack on him as well.....yet 74% of people disagree that he should be sacked.

What's going on with the world? If you or I did what Clarkson did, obviously we're as good as fired. And if you were physically attacked by a work colleague, naturally you would expect the company to protect you from that kind of thing in the workplace.

I don't hate Clarkson or celebrate that he's to be sacked, but surely people have a reasonable grasp of what's right or wrong don't they?
Tragic and incredibly frustrating isn't it? Nasty, ignorant "telling it like it is" attitudes have become such a common place on earth I now sometimes feel I'm the only sane person left on it!

I'd like to say I'm shocked by the 74% Poll but sadly I'm not, nothing involving Saint Clarkson and his loyal fandom surprises me anymore and it's reasons like this why I'm no longer a fan of Top Gear.

Seriously, the whole "Save Clarkson and Top Gear" malarky is such an undeserving First World Problem it would be hilarious if it wasn't so hair pulling frustrating.
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Old 25-03-2015, 03:42
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Agreed.

This incident has proved that the vast majority of people (including our own Prime Minister) think you should be able to do whatever you like and get away with it. It's very disheartening.
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Old 25-03-2015, 04:02
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Agreed.

This incident has proved that the vast majority of people (including our own Prime Minister) think you should be able to do whatever you like and get away with it. It's very disheartening.
As long as the 'you' in question is a white male, went to the right school/is mates with those who went to the right school and has lots of money.
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Old 25-03-2015, 05:59
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Agreed.

This incident has proved that the vast majority of people (including our own Prime Minister) think you should be able to do whatever you like and get away with it. It's very disheartening.
Not everybody, only chosen ones. And it's nothing new. Does some composer's music outweighs them being a dick? Clarkson has a big appeal to his viewers, that's not something everybody has. Is that enough for him to make a life hell to his coworkers and get away with it?
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Old 25-03-2015, 06:29
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If video footage of the verbal/physical assault was available I think it would change peoples minds strongly.

For some reason it's not "real" until there are pictures.

As things stand Clarkson has a future as a broadcaster, but if video did exist of the situation and was seen by the world then I think his time would be up.
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Old 25-03-2015, 06:37
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If this is true I am delighted
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Old 25-03-2015, 06:44
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Oh yeah, I forgot that they had Chris Evans.
Shit.

I can't believe the results of that poll on their site.
It asks whether you agree that Clarkson should be sacked, after the article reports that it was concluded that Clarkson launched a 20 minute verbal attack on a junior producer, and then actually did launch a 30 second physical attack on him as well.....yet 74% of people disagree that he should be sacked.

What's going on with the world? If you or I did what Clarkson did, obviously we're as good as fired. And if you were physically attacked by a work colleague, naturally you would expect the company to protect you from that kind of thing in the workplace.

I don't hate Clarkson or celebrate that he's to be sacked, but surely people have a reasonable grasp of what's right or wrong don't they?
Whilst the crimes themselves are in no way comparable, I can't help but compare it to Jimmy savile.

Imagine in 20 years people coming forward about a culture of fear and physical attacks. I imagine the same clinical morons saying he should stay would be saying they thought he was a thug.
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Old 25-03-2015, 06:56
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I think Top Gear would be a better programme without Clarkson presenting. I've watched the show occasionally despite him rather than because of him and always thought he was the most annoying amongst them, passing off immaturity as every-man appeal whilst never missing an opportunity to have a not so subtle dig at someone. Fair to say, I'm not a fan.

However that's really irrelevant as this case seems to be a disciplinary matter for his personal behaviour rather than a critique of his presenting skills and personality. Not many people keep their jobs after lifting their hands to a fellow employee, especially not in a high profile position.

That Telegraph article shows just how often he's offended someone. You've got to ask, if you're offending people so often, could you possibly be just a bit out of line in your behaviour? I can't think of any other shows/people that manage to offend various countries on such a regular basis.
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Old 25-03-2015, 07:03
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Oh yeah, I forgot that they had Chris Evans.
Shit.

I can't believe the results of that poll on their site.
It asks whether you agree that Clarkson should be sacked, after the article reports that it was concluded that Clarkson launched a 20 minute verbal attack on a junior producer, and then actually did launch a 30 second physical attack on him as well.....yet 74% of people disagree that he should be sacked.

What's going on with the world? If you or I did what Clarkson did, obviously we're as good as fired. And if you were physically attacked by a work colleague, naturally you would expect the company to protect you from that kind of thing in the workplace.

I don't hate Clarkson or celebrate that he's to be sacked, but surely people have a reasonable grasp of what's right or wrong don't they?
The 74% are easily impressed with the power of celebrity.
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Old 25-03-2015, 07:38
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Good. Overrated tosspot.
I agree. He is. And if he gets the sack today, it should put him in his place, and that he is not untouchable.

I laugh when they call him a 'great talent'. Fair enough he has a lot of knowledge about cars, but so do many men...AND WOMEN.

Aside from that, what is his talent? Take away the insults and abuse (rather like Katie Hopkins) and what do you have? Nothing.

It's so easy for him to say, 'all the unemployed should be shot'. It puts him back in the news. He knows that. He's literally laughing all the way to the bank.

As regards Top Gear: yes, it is sold over the world, but please remember, many countries have their own presenters. These guys are just buying the rights to the show. Not Jeremy Clarkson.

A big, overgrown schoolboy just about sums him up. Never did a day's work in his life.
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Old 25-03-2015, 07:46
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I agree. He is. And if he gets the sack today, it should put him in his place, and that he is not untouchable.

I laugh when they call him a 'great talent'. Fair enough he has a lot of knowledge about cars, but so do many men...AND WOMEN.

Aside from that, what is his talent? Take away the insults and abuse (rather like Katie Hopkins) and what do you have? Nothing.

It's so easy for him to say, 'all the unemployed should be shot'. It puts him back in the news. He knows that. He's literally laughing all the way to the bank.

As regards Top Gear: yes, it is sold over the world, but please remember, many countries have their own presenters. These guys are just buying the rights to the show. Not Jeremy Clarkson.

A big, overgrown schoolboy just about sums him up. Never did a day's work in his life.
Thats absolute nonsense.
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Old 25-03-2015, 07:49
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Thats absolute nonsense.
Driving a fast car and writing drivel in the Sun each week is not work.

Going down a coal mine. Slogging it out digging holes for the council. Working on a building site. That's work.
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Old 25-03-2015, 07:53
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Driving a fast car and writing drivel in the Sun each week is not work.

Going down a coal mine. Slogging it out digging holes for the council. Working on a building site. That's work.
Do you have an idea as to how long it takes to film Top Gear?
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Old 25-03-2015, 08:21
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The 74% are easily impressed with the power of celebrity.
If Clarkson did punch one of his co-workers, then the people out there defending him are likely the type who would defend their favourite footballer when it came to almost anything.
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