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Jeremy Clarkson Unfairly Dumped from Top Gear!

March 26, 2015

Jeremy-Clarkson

In yet another sign of political correctness gone mad, the BBC has decided to sack one of its most popular presenters, Jeremy Clarkson from the show “Top Gear,” for supposedly attacking a producer.

“It is with great regret that I have told Jeremy Clarkson today that the BBC will not be renewing his contract,” BBC Director-General Tony Hall told The Gutter Trash earlier today.

Top Gear is a popular motoring show which attracts some 350 million viewers worldwide. Clarkson’s contract with the show is thought to expire at the end of this month.

His departure will have considerable financial implications for the British broadcaster, as it earns around £50 million a year from the show.

Clarkson, who has been forced to apologise in the past for using apparently racist language, was suspended on March 10 over what the BBC said at the time was a “fracas”.

However, an internal investigation revealed that he launched an “unprovoked physical and verbal attack” on “Top Gear” producer Oisin Tymon after filming on March 4.

The physical attack lasted around 30 seconds and saw Clarkson strike the producer, giving him a swelling, bleeding lip for which Tymon sought help at a hospital.

Clarkson subsequently made a number of attempts to apologise to Tymon after the incident in a hotel where the team was staying in Yorkshire in northern England, and then reported himself to BBC management.

In a statement, Tymon said the incident was “very regrettable” and said the presenter was a “unique talent”.

“I am well aware that many will be sorry his involvement in the show should end in this way,” the producer said.

The suspension of Clarkson, viewed by fans as a straight-talking man-of-the-people and by detractors as a boorish bigot, sparked nationwide debate.

Clarkson was already on his last warning from the BBC, for whom he has worked since 1988, after drawing fire over a string of inflammatory remarks.

He was accused of using the N-word while reciting an old nursery rhyme in leaked footage, something he denied, and of making a racially offensive comment about an Asian man.

Top Gear has also been criticised over jokes at the expense of Albanians, Romanians, Germans and Mexicans.

Last year, the team fled Argentina after residents hurled stones at a Porsche Clarkson was driving whose licence plates appeared to make reference the Falklands War.

 

 

 

 

 

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  1. March 26, 2015 9:19 am

    BBC summary of internal investigation…

    http://downloads.bbc.co.uk/mediacentre/investigation-summary.pdf

  2. Tom R permalink
    March 26, 2015 9:23 am

    jeremy who?

    I do like James May though 😉

    A much as he thinks this jeremy guy is a nob lol

  3. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 26, 2015 9:36 am

    The world has gone mad!

    If you can’t punch a colleague for getting the food order wrong, what can you punch them for!!??

  4. Walrus permalink
    March 26, 2015 9:41 am

    “”The first Paddington Bear stuffed toy to be manufactured was created in 1972 by Gabrielle Designs, a small business run by Shirley and Eddie Clarkson, with the prototype made as a Christmas present for their children Joanna and Jeremy Clarkson (who later became a well-known British TV presenter, becoming a host on the motoring show Top Gear, and writer). “”

    Clarkson is just an old school bully with a great sense of pompous grandiosity.

    They are a species which although found in many parts of England they were first introduced into Australia during the 1950s and just like their fellow pest the Cane Toad do very well in warm climates especially north of the Tweed River.

  5. Splatterbottom permalink
    March 26, 2015 9:44 am

    Good riddance! Too many celebrities become bullying bombastic boors these days. He should be chained naked to trough in a pig-pen for a year and fed on cold rotten turnips.

  6. March 26, 2015 9:46 am

    #I’llridewithjeremy

  7. Tom R permalink
    March 26, 2015 9:51 am

    #I’llridewithjeremy

    MeToo if he’s in his Monaro 😉

  8. TB Queensland permalink
    March 26, 2015 10:29 am

    … viewed by fans as a straight-talking man-of-the-people and by detractors as a boorish bigot …

    Chuckle …

    Clarkson is a Fuckwit© … unfortunately a very articulate one …

    As for the thump … well … had he worked with me, he’d have been unemployed the day it happened … there were witnesses … took too long to investigate – 24 hours is plenty.

    I tend to agree with, sb’s comment …

    Clarkson is just an old school bully with a great sense of pompous grandiosity.

    And of course Wally’s an expert on the species and the practice … 🙂

  9. March 26, 2015 4:30 pm

    Clarkson punched Tymon(boss.?) #lived.the.dream

    +

    ls this yet another example of an inferior, a `wuss` being put in charge, really, who couldn`t wipe the floor with the Clarkson nob.?

  10. March 26, 2015 4:46 pm

    Hey team-cheerer, the stig says he, hamster and captain-slow reckon without the nob, TG ratings will plunge.

  11. March 26, 2015 8:34 pm

    The Stig reckons his bbc will eventually go to water and back-down, for rea$on$ unknown.

  12. March 27, 2015 11:16 am

    Speaking of PC, all is not lost: Political Correctness Is Devouring Itself

  13. Tom R permalink
    March 27, 2015 11:28 am

    for rea$on$ unknown.

    I guess another good thing about having a public broadcaster is that you can make decisions decided on morals rather than profits.

    Ideally

  14. March 27, 2015 7:04 pm

    John Stuart Mill”””””but they could not use the law to asphyxiate debate, because in the silence that followed a dreadful conformism would set in”””””

    #Teabag-theory in action Tinfoil`osy

  15. TB Queensland permalink
    March 27, 2015 10:46 pm

    “””” I guess another good thing about having a public broadcaster is that you can make decisions decided on morals rather than profits.

    Ideally”””””

    Indeed!!!

  16. March 28, 2015 7:03 pm

    Political Correctness causes life-avoiding fuckwits.

  17. Tom R permalink
    March 28, 2015 7:08 pm

    It’s crazy aint it tosy

    It’s got to the point a Speaker can’t even laugh at a crude joke in private anymore 😯

  18. Tom R permalink
    March 28, 2015 7:33 pm

    wow tosy, so am I to assume his whole spiel is simply HTFU?

    This made me laugh

    We’re left only to assume that fragile progressives who can’t bear the indignity of being informed of the absurdity of “trigger warnings and “microagressions” decided to use Facebook’s reporting system to have this article banned from the site

    http://thefederalist.com/2015/03/26/facebook-doesnt-want-you-to-read-this-article/

  19. March 28, 2015 8:13 pm

    Good evening.

  20. March 28, 2015 8:20 pm

    Yes, it is. And good evening to you, too.

    I’m doing my best to reduce the volume of liquid contained in a bottle of scotch, while simultaneously attempting a Jeremy Clarkson portrait. What could possibly go wrong?

  21. March 28, 2015 8:33 pm

    “”What could possibly go wrong?”

    Well if memory serves me correctly, it didn’t entirely work out well when you decided to touch up your Nick Cave painting while under the influence.

    I too am working on relieving a bottle of Cab Sav of its contents while watching “Gravity” on DVD.

  22. March 28, 2015 9:05 pm

    I didn’t really get his likeness. (The good thing about oil paints. though, is they stay wet for ages. I can go back to it for the next couple of days if I see changes I want to make.)

  23. March 28, 2015 9:11 pm

    l have no idea what this means to fakebook,

    ”””’A story on triggers is labeled triggering, therefore blocked”””

    or why fakebook `panics` over the marines war-story. l wonder if `pentagon` or `homeland` or one of the other arse-hat govt depts hit the `offensive` (or what-ever fakebook uses to sink `dodgey` unwanted content) button and sunk it.

  24. March 28, 2015 9:17 pm

    It’s a lot better than I’d be able to do ToSY…

  25. March 28, 2015 10:01 pm

    You`re in luck Tinfoil`osy.

    The Stig said he painted Clarkson years ago and it still hangs in the corridor at his bbc. He sent a photo and hopes it helps.

  26. March 29, 2015 7:48 am

  27. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 29, 2015 3:15 pm

    THE Queensland state government could come crashing down after troubled rookie MP Billy Gordon was sacked.
    Mr Gordon has admitted a string of undeclared criminal offences, including a violence order, The Courier Mail reported.

    How do politicians imagine that their dubious/dishonest/criminal history won’t come back to haunt them?

    Another f**kit.

    http://www.news.com.au/national/queensland/mp-billy-gordon-is-the-man-who-could-crash-the-queensland-government/story-fnj4alav-1227283236023

  28. TB Queensland permalink
    March 29, 2015 6:05 pm

    Yeah read that, ToM … who checks these candidates out FFS?

    Springborg was a dick saying Palaszczuk was hiding the info tho’ … what a stupid, stupid start … surely a by-election coming up … reading the offences …

    Who even selects these candidates!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    ToSY … JC’s eye’s look sadder (in the photo) and I think his eyebrows are higher than your rendition …apologies if I’m interfering – you may recall my dad was a painter and he used to ask what I saw … I think his face is longer/thinner too … chin?

    (PS Better rendition than I could do!)

    Just sayin’ …

  29. March 29, 2015 6:32 pm

    I thought it was a self portrait.

  30. March 29, 2015 6:50 pm

    Where`s the team-cheerer,

    Limited-News”””””””’Some of Mr Gordon`s(#alp-qld) admissions include

    – Breaking, entering and stealing in 1987 in Innisfail.

    – Breaking and entering with intent, attempted breaking and entering and stealing in 1990 in Atherton.

    – Breach of probation in 1992 in Atherton.

    – Public nuisance in 1996 in Normanton.

    – Breach of bail conditions in 1999 (stemming from not attending a court summons from the 1996 incident).

    – Twice had driver’s licence suspended for unlicensed driving (2004 and 2008).

    – Appre­hended Violence Order

    He said the AVO was never heard in court and did not form part of a criminal record.”””””””””””'(yomms-link)

    #hey team-cheerer, this is the type of shit that continually goes on and pisses the public/voters off. When will your-team get their fcuking act together. Only a few months in, and this bunch of twits have already been caught-out being incompetent buffoons. #go.team .. #quality.control

  31. TB Queensland permalink
    March 29, 2015 6:59 pm

    I thought it was a self portrait.

    I’ve never thought of ToSY as a miserable sod, sreb …

  32. TB Queensland permalink
    March 29, 2015 7:42 pm

    I just looked at the Brisbane TV programs …

    … I’ve been saying for years now that society is slowly but surely being dumbed down so that they can be controlled … I’m more convinced than ever …

    … this place is becoming more like the USA every day … be very careful … all those generations following me …

  33. March 29, 2015 8:02 pm

    All good points TB. Here’s Version 3, with more ‘surprised’ eyebrows, sadder eyes, droopier mouth. The ‘colour problem’ is another issue. (I’ll keep ‘adjusting’ it, though.)

  34. March 29, 2015 8:11 pm

    teebz””””society is slowly but surely being dumbed down”””””’

    #l definitely agree teabag-media and politics are trying to do that, l`ve thought so too for years. l`m not really certain on the results tho, on some issues, yeah sure, the public are nearly kept in the dark, on other issues the public are miles ahead via internet/devices etc. Not sure on how this `totals` tho, more positive or more negative.?

  35. TB Queensland permalink
    March 29, 2015 8:36 pm

    WoW! ToSY, that’s amazing!

    Higher cheekbones? … darker eyes? … slightly wider and shorter nose? (The curve is right)

    Suggestions only!

    Very impressed!

  36. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 29, 2015 8:37 pm

    Blame the scotch Tony

  37. TB Queensland permalink
    March 29, 2015 8:41 pm

    Not sure on how this `totals` tho, more positive or more negative.?

    I do, tbagz, the less general knowledge you have the more restricted you are in asking knowledgeable questions on the interwebby … but the more zombie knowledge you have (ie dumb phones) … the more urban myths are accepted as truths …

    Read about the right way to pass on knowledge to children and adults … (I specialised in competency based learning – in another life) … 🙂 Wally hates it …

    http://www.news.com.au/lifestyle/parenting/finnish-schools-no-longer-teaching-subjects-like-maths-and-science/story-fngqim8m-1227276484207

  38. TB Queensland permalink
    March 29, 2015 8:43 pm

    ToSy … JC’s mouth is thinner too … keep drinking … but save enough to celebrate!!!

  39. March 29, 2015 8:52 pm

    V4 for TB.

  40. March 29, 2015 8:55 pm

    “Blame the scotch Tony”

    And watching the cricket.

    OI!

  41. March 29, 2015 9:06 pm

    limited news””””””””The new method of ”phenomenon teaching” involves teaching of broad topics, combining different skills. For example, you might learn geography, geology and languages through a lesson in which students identify different countries on a map and discuss their climates, all in French.””””””””’

    #beijing will surely be laughing itself silly over the helsinki idea. By bundling all those `topics` together, if the kid sux at `french`, then the rest of those `topics` will flounder too. How the fcuk do they expect their kids to compete with `dubious`, un-measured schooling. Uni entry will be `fun` too. Getting a job.?

  42. March 29, 2015 9:07 pm

    #gothemightyfknaussies

    #woohoo

  43. March 29, 2015 9:18 pm

    Teebz, if that finland-education topic is important to you, go googling, the post smells like a teabag-talkpoint `primer`, for floundering mr-poodle-of-all-knowledge-and-fixer. Don`t be surprised if this `idea` is being floated thru limited-news as an excuse to reduce-budget, reduce-classs-size, of some other zombie-effect. #teabags

  44. TB Queensland permalink
    March 30, 2015 11:08 am

    You seemed to avoid this little gem, tbagz …

    It is outshone in the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) only by countries like China and Singapore, where students are held to punishing study regimes.

    I’m afraid I don’t have time to explain the benefits of this method of learning here (took me five years distance ed. for my HRD degree) … but I can assure the combination of pedagogy and andragogy in competency based learning situations in schools has to be a winner …

    It is assessed BTW … just not the way you were at school …

  45. TB Queensland permalink
    March 30, 2015 11:12 am

    ToSY! That’s fabulous work.

    I could never have done that. It’s easy to “see” but bloody hard to put on canvas …

    Last suggestion … thin his lips out on the left side (as you look at the painting) and make them slightly longer and tapered.

  46. March 30, 2015 1:40 pm

    No worries, TB. I’ll give it a go tonight.

  47. TB Queensland permalink
    March 30, 2015 3:48 pm

    Look forward to that, ToSY!

    The Minister was impressed! 🙂

  48. March 30, 2015 6:28 pm

    l won`t argue from the `teaching/teacher` aspect, only the student. l went to a technical school and `easily` did very well at the hands-on `craft` stuff, woodwork, metalwork, electronic/electricprac, auto-shop (just not `art` tho, pottery, sketches, painting, etc) and learned them fast. However, apart from reading, all the `book`-stuff, l had to work my arse-off for the most `mediocre` passing grade. The `finland` system will prove its success/s, but l still think the `bundling` aspect is strange, l guess l can only apply it to myself, trying to do woodwork and physics in `french`, might mean l didn`t learn woodwork. l don`t think my `school-results` can really be blamed on teachers or the `system` because my `psychological-make-up` makes me `good-with-hands`/crafts and struggle like shit with the `book`stuff. Likewise, guys that were `all-thumbs` with the crafts were often good at the book-stuff, a few left that were good at maths to do higher levels at other schools. (probably became accountants)

  49. TB Queensland permalink
    March 30, 2015 7:39 pm

    And these are part of the same “government” who want to store your metadata ) that includes personal details) for two years?

    http://www.news.com.au/technology/online/world-leaders-personal-details-accidentally-leaked/story-fnjwnfzw-1227285080556

    Oh! Yeah!

    teabagz … I started my m/mech trade at 15 (after Grade 8) … five years worth … two nights a week three hours – after eight hours … and one day a fortnight for the first four years …

    Then two years fixing armoured vehicles … and yeah I can drive a tank …

    And I’m not a teacher … I also have a B.Bus in Human Resource Development … training and assessment to you … adult learning … nuff said …

  50. March 30, 2015 8:08 pm

    limited news””””””””””””””””’PERSONAL details of every world leader attending the Brisbane G20 summit were accidentally leaked by Australia’s immigration department, and they were kept in the dark about it, The Guardian reports.

    The passport numbers and visa details of leaders, along with other personal details of leaders including US president Barack Obama and Russian president Vladimir Putin were reportedly passed on to organisers of the Asian Cup football tournament in an email.

    German chancellor Angela Merkel, Chinese president Xi Jinping and British PM David Cameron’s details were all exposed in an email sent by an employee of the Australian Immigration Department.

    The privacy breach occurred in November last year and the Australian Privacy Commissioner was contacted by the agency seeking advice.”””””””””””””””””’

    #suck.it.up.asio #ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

  51. TB Queensland permalink
    March 31, 2015 6:57 pm

    Made any changes, ToSY?

  52. TB Queensland permalink
    March 31, 2015 7:21 pm

    Just listening to the news as I write … the main reason this government has failed and continues to fail is communication … contradictory, hypocritical, ideological, patronising, childish, unfocused, incompetent and ignorant of what goes on in the real world of real Australians … not the memories of sweeping out the family real estate office …

    And to answer a question from Wally a few days ago … we built our our home 31 years ago … its asset value has increased nine-fold … but its a home not a house … and its not for sale …

  53. March 31, 2015 7:29 pm

    “Made any changes, ToSY?”

    Yes I have TB, but not in a good way. Alcohol loosens my creative juices, but things can (and did) go pear-shaped. I don’t know if I can save it.

    Oh well, there’s always the next one.

    I appreciated your input, by the way. You seem to have an keen eye for detail/structure.

  54. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 31, 2015 7:59 pm

    Have you tried to copy this image? It’s a timeless classic!

  55. March 31, 2015 8:10 pm

    or how about copying this one? (also a timeless classic)…

  56. March 31, 2015 8:16 pm

    Hawhaw. I just got the joke. The older dog – the one with the grey beard and the glasses – is looking down his nose at the younger dogs, displaying his obvious disgust that all bar one of them is smoking. It’s a subliminal but humourous swipe at Big Tobacco’s hold over gambling addicts.

  57. March 31, 2015 8:25 pm

    TV Tip: ‘Hipsters’, with Samuel Johnson, on SBS 2 tonight at 8:30. So, in about 5 minutes.

    (It’s episode 2, but you can find ep 1 online.)

  58. March 31, 2015 8:32 pm

    OK ToSY I’m tuning in, but if it’s shit – I’ll BLAME YOU!

  59. March 31, 2015 8:36 pm

    Ok so 30 seconds in and I’ve concluded…

    So-called “hipsters” are just shallow minded pretentious cunts masquerading as being alternative types.

    Heck, when I wear a suit to work I feel like a rebel…

  60. TB Queensland permalink
    March 31, 2015 8:40 pm

    I appreciated your input, by the way. You seem to have an keen eye for detail/structure.

    Thanks, ToSY, I was blown away with your ability to translate my comments into real time art … and very quickly – a very special skill, methinks!

    I’d like to do something like that again if you are willing …

    … I confess, I enjoyed doing it with my old man too … but I was sitting alongside him with a WT … he’d already be half pissed on XXXX (ugh!)

    I never considered my photos and videos as art … but he did …

    … you have a very special talent … not to put pressure on but I was actually looking forward to the last rendition! 🙂

    LOL! @ ToM …

    And, sreb, cheeks are always a problem for true artists … 😉

  61. March 31, 2015 9:08 pm

    “I’ll BLAME YOU!”

    I know. But you should give the first episode a go before you hang me.

    http://www.sbs.com.au/ondemand/video/409124931941/Hipsters-S1-Ep1-What-Is-A-Hipster

  62. Tom of Melbourne permalink
    March 31, 2015 9:43 pm

    “displaying his obvious disgust that all bar one of them is smoking. It’s a subliminal but humourous swipe at Big Tobacco’s hold over gambling addicts.

    Exactly!!

    But this one is obviously propaganda by the tobacco industry.

  63. March 31, 2015 9:50 pm

    I love a good smoking jacket, especially when combined with a dinner shirt and cravat.

  64. March 31, 2015 9:56 pm

    “I’d like to do something like that again if you are willing …”

    For sure, TB. That’d be good.

  65. April 11, 2015 9:44 pm

    Researching WW1 AIF “other ranks” uniforms, for a potential picture of a certain ancestor.

    https://www.awm.gov.au/blog/2014/05/21/australian-imperial-force-other-ranks-uniform-1914-1918/

  66. April 11, 2015 9:49 pm

    This is the ship on which he embarked:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Medic_%281898%29

  67. April 16, 2015 9:35 pm

    Head study, for full length portrait.

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