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
    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.
    Then some people are idiots, why play along with their idiocy?
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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
    Then some people are idiots, why play along with their idiocy?
    Because sadly there are droves of these backward violent moronic people who think/say the man was not hit hard enough (because he is still breathing and not dead). Who think their TV entertainment trumps rules and regulations within the BBC and the community as a whole.
    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

    Clarkson can be hilarious, but he is clearly a dick.

    You cannot go around punching your producer and then be surprised when you are fired.

    I read that Clarkson wanted out anyway to do other things and this was as good a way to get out as any.
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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.
    No way !!

    He's the best part of the show.

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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 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.
    Well hoping that someone will die is not a death threat and fully protected by the 1st amendment in America unlike some of the backwards European countries

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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.
    What happened to Two and a Half Men will happen here...

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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 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.
    The papers will say whatever sells. It's rubbish and they know it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter King View Post
    And the important issue is political correctness going too far according to some. For that reason the other 2 cases were mentioned by me.
    If that's important it deserves attention without the distraction of discussion about the (alleged) assault then.

    I think the "political correctness" element is being brought up by people who don't want their TV program to end but know they can't come up with a real defence for Clarkson's actions (or want to stir things up further to make money).

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

    Quote Originally Posted by DA60 View Post
    Clarkson can be hilarious, but he is clearly a dick.
    Half of the reason why he's funny is because he's a dick.

    You cannot go around punching your producer and then be surprised when you are fired.
    If it was serious, the police would have been called and Jeremy would be in jail. He is not. Clearly it wasn't serious. This is a political move by the BBC.

    I read that Clarkson wanted out anyway to do other things and this was as good a way to get out as any.
    And he's taking BBC2's highest rated show and millions of fans worldwide with him. Screw the BBC.
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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    Quote Originally Posted by Fenton View Post
    No way !!

    He's the best part of the show.

    Hey Jeremy, you're welcome to come to America and bring James and the " American " and start a new.
    No, no, no, please not. I love Top Gear America with Tanner Faust, Rutledge Wood and Adam Ferrara, there is no need to add Clarkson to this excellent trio or worse, replace one of the three with Clarkson.
    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 Crovax View Post
    Well hoping that someone will die is not a death threat and fully protected by the 1st amendment in America unlike some of the backwards European countries
    There are also people who call for people to join him in looking the man up and physically assault the man. Also some have stated that they want to go and kill him/threats to kill him. That does not sound like freedom of speech but death threats.
    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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