Thursday, 1 December 2011
The image is from the Guardian: outrage from 'nearly 5000' who complained about Clarkson's comments on a magazine-styled television show last night.
I don't watch The One Show because it's not my cup of tea watching celebs promoting themselves and there's no celeb better at promoting himself than Jeremy Clarkson. The man makes a very comfortable living - aside from playing with fast cars - at being provocative and, to be fair, he's quite good at it.
This blogger assesses the hysteria surrounding the latest Clarkson outburst in his usual sensible and eloquent style.
At times I'm grateful I am of a certain age, because, if memory serves me well, I'm quite sure I threatened my family (when they were young) with 'I'll shoot you if...' These days I could well have a criminal record and a large fine or prison sentence for uttering such rhetoric. Oh for the days of yore when your every utterance wasn't policed by the Righteous.
Of course the overpaid, self-serving union leaders may have forgotten the following when they launched their latest rants.
I'm told by tweeter @allandssmith (who supplied the image) that the photograph is genuine. Where was the moral outrage then?