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Shock News: Gordon Brown Insulted … And Someone Notices

Much gnashing of teeth at the Grauniad over off air comments by – you guessed it – Jeremy Clarkson:

Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson is facing new controversy after making more offensive comments about the prime minister, Gordon Brown, two weeks running in front of the hit BBC2 show’s studio audience.

Clarkson … is understood to have described Brown as a “c*nt” in not-for-broadcast comments to the studio audience during the recording of this week’s Top Gear programme on Wednesday night.

At the filming of the previous week’s Top Gear … Clarkson also called Brown a “c*nt” as part of a joke he made in front of the studio audience …. This remark was not included in the transmitted version of the show….

Granted, the language is unbecoming, but it was off-air and is certainly no less offensive than a lot of the so-called “comedy” that issues forth – and gets aired – from BBC favourites like Frankie Boyle. (At least Jeremy’s last name isn’t “Thatcher”, then he’d be done for.)

Of course, what Clarkson forgets is that the BBC is seeking “to foster peculiarity, idiosyncrasy, stubborn-mindedness, left-of-centre thinking.”

Clearly 3 out of 4 isn’t quite good enough, JC.


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