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 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.
    I don't think they are.

    Remember the episode where they were only allowed factual information to be given out if they were allowed to work in the country?

    Do you really think the US would allow them to come in and film a similar show that is being filmed right now?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    What happened to Two and a Half Men will happen here...
    I don't think Ashton Kutcher knows enough about cars to take over that 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
    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.
    I definitely have to laugh at those three being described as an excellent trio.

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

    Well, there's always Dr. Who.
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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    Do you really think the US would allow them to come in and film a similar show that is being filmed right now?
    "The US" has no say, they can come here and film anything they want to film and "the US" can do nothing about it. The United States has nothing to do with what is filmed for television.
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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    Quote Originally Posted by keymanjim View Post
    Well, there's always Dr. Who.
    Which, under Steven Moffat, is utter crap.
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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.
    The BBC will try - success will depend on the new partnership brought in as James May has made it clear the presenters are part of a package with Clarkson so ruling himself out of staying.
    Top Gear existed before Clarkson and when he became a presenter there it was a dull factual show focused on reviewing cars. Clarkson and his producer together made changes that made the show popular. The shows is now a comedy show with a bit of car review dotted here and there.

    That's the challenge - make a car review show more about reviewing cars (and thus dull) or focus on the satire and interpersonal side of the show which seems to have appealed worldwide.

    That said - Top Gear was never popular enough in the UK (even under Clarkson) to make it to BBC1. It's one of those strange phenomena where the show is more popular overseas than at home. If Clarkson goes to commercial telly, the name "Top Gear" stays with the BBC unless it is bought by commercial TV.

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

    I don't see how someone being fired for physically attacking a co-worker falls under the "political correctness" label.
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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    Quote Originally Posted by Mason66 View Post
    I definitely have to laugh at those three being described as an excellent trio.
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    More like the Three Stooges - never liked the show at all.
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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    "The US" has no say, they can come here and film anything they want to film and "the US" can do nothing about it. The United States has nothing to do with what is filmed for television.
    Contrary to how things work on the illegal side of things, a non citizen has to have a work permit to work in the US.

    I don't know if Clarkson or the other 2 would be given the work permits as there are Americans that can do that same work.

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