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 Jetboogieman View Post
    Weird as in make it slightly more or less crap than it already was?
    I was never a big fan of it but I am no fan of whatever they are doing now and a big part is because of Ashton. Just don't think he is funny...
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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    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.
    The public can suck it.

    The BBC has an obligation to its staff to provide an abuse free work environment.

    Clarkson knew as soon as it happened he was done which is why he reported himself.

    Now he can pick up a contract with Sky or ITV and the public can watch him there, the BBC has done the right thing.

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

    How can it be considered that they were acting out of PC concerns when phsyical assault is the reason he was sacked?
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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    He punched a colleague in the face. It is not political correctness to not fire somebody for that. He 100% deserved to be fired.
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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
    The public can suck it.

    The BBC has an obligation to its staff to provide an abuse free work environment.

    Clarkson knew as soon as it happened he was done which is why he reported himself.

    Now he can pick up a contract with Sky or ITV and the public can watch him there, the BBC has done the right thing.
    That's hilarity to the extreme. The public desire to watch is the ONLY reason the BBC exists.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    How can it be considered that they were acting out of PC concerns when phsyical assault is the reason he was sacked?
    Hmm, the entirety of Hollywood would be out of work if breaking the law meant you were removed from a show. Penalize him for his illegal behavior in the legal system if you want.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Hmm, the entirety of Hollywood would be out of work if breaking the law meant you were removed from a show. Penalize him for his illegal behavior in the legal system if you want.
    He didnt attack some random person on his own time he assaulted a co-worker on set. What company wouldnt fire someone for that?
    I like the guy he`s a total jerk but an amusing one but he went to far and now has lost his job.
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    Re: Jeremy Clarkson booted of Top Gear UK, political correctness strikes in the UK to

    What the heck does this have to do with anything involving being politically correct? One employee struck another employee in the face? Are rightwingers actually opposed to putting a stop to workplace violence now?
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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?
    No, the BBC isn't free enterprise and the UK does not have much in the way of free speech either.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by joko104 View Post
    No, the BBC isn't free enterprise and the UK does not have much in the way of free speech either.
    There is free speech but this has issue has nothing to do with free speech but with striking an employee, violence on the work floor and well that can never ever ever be tolerated giving the BBC no choice whatsoever in this case.
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