View Poll Results: Is political correctness a big problem in the TV world?

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  • Yes, like the Univision presenter fired over the Michelle Obama comment

    1 5.88%
  • Yes, like this issue with Clarkson, there was no need to fire him

    4 23.53%
  • Yes, like the Honey Boo Boo show being cancelled

    0 0%
  • Yes, and it's all the fault of the liberals, damn them to hell and back!

    1 5.88%
  • No, in cases of possible racism firing is appropriate

    2 11.76%
  • No, Clarkson was fired for the right reasons, violence against a producer. Violence is unacceptable.

    9 52.94%
  • No, like in the Honey Boo Boo case they did it for the right reasons

    2 11.76%
  • No, this is not the liberals but the right of companies to protect their image.

    3 17.65%
  • Top what? Honey who? Univision what? I did not watch these shows and who cares.

    3 17.65%
  • other ........... (please explain)

    2 11.76%
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Thread: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK too?

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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Another issue is, should people who make death threats on Twitter be prosecuted? Or banned from social media for their actions?
    Depends on the nature of the death threat, thankfully we have the 1st amendment to protect jokes in poor taste and venting

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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    But this opens op a bigger issue, are companies too politically correct? Is the government too politically correct?
    I don't see what someone being sacked for assaulting a work colleague has to do with "political correctness". Conflating the two issues only serves to muddy both.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Gives up your thoughts on this important issue.
    There's an important issues here too?

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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    I do not know how many people here have watched in some form or another the antics of the English versions of Moe, Larry and Curly aka the top gear UK presenters Jeremy Clarkson, James "Captain Slow" May and Richard "Hamster" Hammond.

    The almost death of one of it's presenters did not end the show, the obvious previous controversies did not end the show (the gay incident, the Germany incident, the Romania incident, the Mexican incident, the racial comments of Clarkson incidents, the Argentina incident, the anti-Bush incident, the Alabama incident).

    It was one man who in fact was the reason Jeremy Clarkson (who added numerous other incidents to his portfolio) was sacked. That accidental "stumbling block" for the Top Gear presenter was producer Oisin Tymon (who like the really adult and morally upstanding viewership of Top Gear in the UK is being horrendously attacked online for his part in the sacking of their hero Clarkson).

    And why is he the man who stopped/ended Top Gear UK is because Clarkson decided he was allowed to verbally abuse that particular producer of the show, interrupting his verbal abuse for him and other Top Gear staff just long enough to strike mr. Tymon in the face (resulting in swelling and a bleeding lip). That is of course the "crime" that allows all those top gear watchers in the UK (most likely the same idiots who loved a good football hooligan fight, you know, cro-magnon man/neanderthal man) to attack him online (twitter, facebook). Some people even wish serious pain and death on mr. Tymon, really how idiotic can people be.

    But this opens op a bigger issue, are companies too politically correct? Is the government too politically correct?

    Gives up your thoughts on this important issue.
    I'm a little confused,... first you explain that this guy has effectively had all manner of political incorrectness without repercussions, then you explain that he was let go due to an assault. So far so good. . . Then however, you ask if political correctness has gone too far?

    He didn't get canned for PC, it was for assault on his producer. His lack of PC was never apparently an issue, which you acknowledge, then try to make it the topic. Do you write for FNC?
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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Isn't this like when they tried kicking the old man off Duck Dynasty, and the network found out the hard way that he would take his entire show and go elsewhere, leaving A&E standing there like a loser?
    There is a big difference though. Duck Dynasty was a flash in the pan in terms of popularity. It was a popular show for a little while and then got old, now you can buy Duck Dynasty stuff for a little of nothing. Top Gear UK is the most popular show on earth and has been for years.
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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    Yes, but not for the reasons described in this thread.

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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    That show is going to be worthless without him. That is assuming they even try to continue it.
    Which is the stupidest thing ever because it was the top show on BBC2. Ah well, I watched Top Gear since it's reboot, I guess that's another show I just won't be watching anymore.
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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    Another issue is, should people who make death threats on Twitter be prosecuted? Or banned from social media for their actions?
    Yes...
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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    Quote Originally Posted by Crovax View Post
    Depends on the nature of the death threat, thankfully we have the 1st amendment to protect jokes in poor taste and venting
    I have read things like someone hoping Oisin Tymon would die in a fire with all his loved ones. And loads of other ones wanting to kill him and there are some that wished that Clarkson would have killed Tymon, etc. etc. etc.

    It seems that twitter brings out the idiots out of the woodwork.
    toward that end the tactics and the strategies that people resort to in carrying out this ideologically driven agenda of what they call “pro-life” which is really pro-fetus does not have anything to do with the lives of babies after they’re born or the women who bear them.

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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    Quote Originally Posted by HonestJoe View Post
    I don't see what someone being sacked for assaulting a work colleague has to do with "political correctness". Conflating the two issues only serves to muddy both.

    There's an important issues here too?
    But that is what even some papers have said in the UK (or blogs) that the liberals finally got their wish and other comments about political correctness being the real reason he was fired.

    And the important issue is political correctness going too far according to some. For that reason the other 2 cases were mentioned by me.
    toward that end the tactics and the strategies that people resort to in carrying out this ideologically driven agenda of what they call “pro-life” which is really pro-fetus does not have anything to do with the lives of babies after they’re born or the women who bear them.

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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    Quote Originally Posted by Summerwind View Post
    I'm a little confused,... first you explain that this guy has effectively had all manner of political incorrectness without repercussions, then you explain that he was let go due to an assault. So far so good. . . Then however, you ask if political correctness has gone too far?

    He didn't get canned for PC, it was for assault on his producer. His lack of PC was never apparently an issue, which you acknowledge, then try to make it the topic. Do you write for FNC?
    But that is not the way some people look at this. They think this "hitting incident" is all a bit of over exaggeration and that it is only because of political correctness that he is now being fired.
    toward that end the tactics and the strategies that people resort to in carrying out this ideologically driven agenda of what they call “pro-life” which is really pro-fetus does not have anything to do with the lives of babies after they’re born or the women who bear them.

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