Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Crime

A story of cime. And no punishment.

Jeremy Clarkson should be well used to criticism; there's a lot to criticise. He's a dreadful right wing Tory, dresses like a middle class numpty from the late 1980s and writes for The Sun.

He also claims to be a champion for the honest, decent thinking people of this country and abhors political correctness.

People who claim to hate the PC society we live in today often create labels for themselves such as people's champion in order to facilitate their mouths as spouts for xenophobia, racism and other forms of hatred.

"Oh, he's not bad, just speaking up for the moral majority," his allied kin might claim.

Similarly, his supporters, in positions of being able to punish him for broadcasting his filth, take no action.

The Top Gear host described a vehicle on the BBC Two show last July as being "very ginger beer", taken to be rhyming slang for the term queer. Ofcom have since criticised him for his actions, though state the matter is now resolved because the BBC had already warned the production team not to repeat this behaviour. And only five complaints were made. Do you think, my love, that the sort of person who'd find this performance offensive would be watching Top Gear?

So Clarkson goes unpunished.

Imagine, dear reader, if the CPS made a statement, in 1981: We will not be taking this case to trial as the matter is now resolved. The police have warned Peter Sutcliffe not to kill again.

Of course, the BBC are more concerned with viewing figures than anything else. Criticising Clarkson, punishing him or forcing him to make a public apology would be a mistake in their eyes. His viewers, similarly dull, stupid and laddish would disassociate themselves from such a man and, instead, tune in to other programmes presented by other irresponsible idiots, the unsophisticated and those with macho, more primitive minds and outlooks.

Last year, he was cleared of making a racist slur about Germany because this was adjudged to be amusing rather than offensive.

22 comments:

China Blue said...

"People who claim to hate the PC society we live in today often create labels for themselves such as people's champion in order to facilitate their mouths as spouts for xenophobia, racism and other forms of hatred."

Well said - seconded.

Enda P said...

Was is Clarkson who spoiled your Portugal trip?

Conortje said...

He really is a prize tool. I'm so glad someone else agrees - was beginning to think I was on my own.

Salty Sailor said...

clarksons telly "style" is starting to look old now.

japanesewhispers said...

To be honest I hate Political Correctness myself. People can take it too far. Look at the US! Great idea to begin with then people run off with it. However, rant on against Clarkson. He offends me by just being. He's such an ugly Manko!
Such a upper class, inner bred well ... CUNT ... can you say cunt on blogger? Fuck it, he is. He embodies everything I hate about the UK. That small minded Little England attitude. He's one of those wanks who goes to another country and still wants beans and fucking chips!
The BBC should sack him for being him. He shouldn't need to make comments to get the sack, just look at the fucking state of him ... but he's got a beautiful voice! ;-P

Salty Sailor said...

lordy!

DanProject76 said...

Clarkson has always been a denim-clad tosspot.

I agree that 'the pc brigade' is really just people who don't think being cunty to minorities is a very nice thing. Fucking Daily Mail readers! Fuck, bugger, bollocks, and indeed flaps.

:-)

matty said...

sad.

Salty Sailor said...

matty's quite hot, eh? ! ? x

Well, I would and that's all the temperature gauge I need.!

RIC said...

You've been tagged!
There's no way you can escape…

Minge said...

And ain't it true, China?

Minge said...

Enda, Clarkson spoils EVERYTHING!

Minge said...

Conortje, you are never on your own.

Minge said...

Salty, Clarkson doesn't have any style.

Minge said...

Japanesewhispers, I do agree with you about being too PC. Baa Baa Black Sheep, for example. And you know how I love Little Britain. That's as un-PC as it gets. But I people who use a dislike for political correctness as a front for voicing hate.

Minge said...

Dan, shall we go to Clarkson's home and kick him in?

Minge said...

Matty, yes, it is sad, but these things should be nipped in the bud and not ignored. There's some story about I ignored them when they came for the black, I ignored them when they came for the crippled, I ignored them when they came for the Jew. Now who's going to help me out? I wish I could remember it exactly and find it on the internet.

Minge said...

Salty, Matty, get a room!

Minge said...

On the case, Ric!

Did you see when I'd tagged you?

RIC said...

I believe, I didn't, so sorry... But then again I think I have an excuse: from February until last week I've posted from a friend's computer... I just hadn't time enough to read everything as I usually do...
Hugs! :-)

Anonymous said...

You're right of course, Clarkson is a right wing Oik. However he does manage to convey a sense of self irony in his comments, and clearly doesn't expect the whole of society to be just like him, he just tries to inject the, rather boring, topic of cars with some humour.

I find your comparison, of saying something mildly offensive on TV to murdering several innocents, quite offensive myself, but I will fight for your right to say it!

Or we could all live in a world where nobody ever says anything that MIGHT cause offense. But I suspect that would be a world without opinion, or laughter!

Anonymous said...

If you can't laugh at yourself? You just calledc people names for being Het yourself