Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Jeremy Clarkson

Jeremy Clarkson appears to have been suspended following a 'fracas' over catering.

I have no sympathy for him.  If he is innocent then he will be cleared, if not then he'll probably get a warning or dismissal.  All of this was inevitable.  He doesn't care.  He has a loyal army of doting 'anti politically correct' followers stoking the fires of his immense ego.

Regardless of what he has or hasn't done he will move to another channel and get paid more in a month than most people get in a year.

Are we now saying that being politically incorrect means that you can be above the law, employment or otherwise ? If he broke the rules he should get the punishment for it.

Jimmy Saville felt he was above the rules, look where that got him. Someone needs to ground egotists and readjust their megalomania.
That won't happen of course.  Society has made him a martyr and he has more than enough money that he will be safe well in to his (already) dotage.
Hopefully we'll get a rebooted top gear with new presenters, some of the old silliness and an embracing of two wheels as well as four.
Who can tell though ?, society has never made much sense to me. 

16/03/2014:  Update
I find it interesting and enlightening that it was Clarkson himself that reported the incident that got him suspended.  Highly coincidental when you consider the contract renewal and the fact that if he leaves before September it could be expensive.

Follow that up with the fact that he could be nearing retirement age, doesn't seem to like the BBC much, he could walk over to Sky or ITV and make better money then it could be that he's wrecking the Top Gear trademark/IP before jumping ship.  Considering it is reported he sold it for £8,000,000.00 + it would be a sweet revenge to make the Intellectual Property worthless.

It's nice to see the mindless masses put together a petition to keep him when he is probably the one that would come out of it financially better off.

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