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 OrphanSlug View Post
    You have to understand that some sort of understanding may excuse some behavior but violence is not one of them, come to think of it neither is showing of prejudices.
    The fans just don't care. Look for the show on another network.

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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
    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.
    Yes and I'm sure that they would be doing things entirely legally and above board. You seem to think that because some crappy History channel in the U.S. is licensing the name "Top Gear" from the BBC and making a wholly inferior show on every conceivable level, that three British people cannot come to the U.S. and make another TV show because the U.S. somehow has a stake in stopping them. There are British actors making movies and TV shows in Hollywood every second of every day. Don't be daft.
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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 don't think Ashton Kutcher knows enough about cars to take over that show.
    I don't think that he knows enough about comedy to take over any show...
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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
    I don't think that he knows enough about comedy to take over any show...
    Well that is true, but the experiment is now done.

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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
    Well that is true, but the experiment is now done.
    What they did to Two and a Half Men is weird...
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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    The guy assaults his producer and is fired for it...and you call that 'political correctness'?

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

    Let's get to the heart of the issue.

    The BBC absolutely, 110% made the right decision, I say this as a Clarkson Fan.

    Take away all other factors and the headline reads.

    "Man fired after assaulting co-worker".

    End of story.

    Clarkson knew it, the BBC knew it and the public should understand it.

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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 they did to Two and a Half Men is weird...
    Weird as in make it slightly more or less crap than it already was?

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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
    Yes and I'm sure that they would be doing things entirely legally and above board. You seem to think that because some crappy History channel in the U.S. is licensing the name "Top Gear" from the BBC and making a wholly inferior show on every conceivable level, that three British people cannot come to the U.S. and make another TV show because the U.S. somehow has a stake in stopping them. There are British actors making movies and TV shows in Hollywood every second of every day. Don't be daft.
    And all those British actors are here on work visas. However, Clarkson and rest will have no problem receiving work visas for filming here in the US.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Let's get to the heart of the issue.

    The BBC absolutely, 110% made the right decision, I say this as a Clarkson Fan.

    Take away all other factors and the headline reads.

    "Man fired after assaulting co-worker".

    End of story.

    Clarkson knew it, the BBC knew it and the public should understand it.
    That's not the end of it. The public wants that show and they want Clarkson to be a part of it. That's the ONLY factor that counts outside of the BBC leadership.

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