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moosey_club
March 11, 2015, 6:05pm
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Have been a fan of Top Gear down the years and would generally have never missed it, however the last 2/3 series have been slowly deteriorating and some/ most of this series has been like pulling teeth.
Fifth Gear is generally more informative but they have started slipping the stupid items in as well to try and keep up with Top Gear viewing figures i presume.


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Love Top Gear,

Never cared what he said as frankly what are editors meant to do? it's there fault if something goes out that controversial.

But you can't punch someone and get away with it.

Reckon he will be on Sky in no time with a rip off gear
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D'ont care much for Clarkson tbh, bit of a tw@t, but the fact remains that the 'chemistry' between him, May
and Hammond is  what makes the program, which although it has become a bit laboured recently,still has
moments of laugh out loud genius and i  for one will miss it if this is the final nail in its coffin, terrestrial TV
will be much the worse without Top Gear IMO.
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Channel 5 will buy him and stick him on amongst all their benefits programmes that they like to fill their schedule with. Ideal scheduling really, mixing up banter and hate into two hours plus adverts.


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We all have those moments at work when you are having one of those days and you either lash out verbally, walk away or in rare cases get physical, it's human nature.

What we don't know is how this incident came about and what drove Clarkson, no pun intended, to allegedly punch the other party involved.There will be many factors in this incident and I can't see Clarkson keeping his job now the media circus has got hold of it.

Clarkson for me was funny in his first few series but it all got a bit repetitive and he seemed to try and out do himself digging deeper into that area of dad comments that embarrassed you as a kid. Some like him because he allegedly says what's on most people's mind or too afraid to say.

For me anyone who assaults anyone at work be it customer/client/co-worker needs fair tribunal to look at all the factors involved. When you are responsible for people's well being to do this effectively you need to look at Maslow's Hierarchy of needs.  It sounds like there wasn't a hot meal after a day's filming in the elements and this was the trigger for the incident.

We'll soon know after the hearing.


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Quoted from Marinerz93
We all have those moments at work when you are having one of those days and you either lash out verbally, walk away or in rare cases get physical, it's human nature.

What we don't know is how this incident came about and what drove Clarkson, no pun intended, to allegedly punch the other party involved.There will be many factors in this incident and I can't see Clarkson keeping his job now the media circus has got hold of it.

Clarkson for me was funny in his first few series but it all got a bit repetitive and he seemed to try and out do himself digging deeper into that area of dad comments that embarrassed you as a kid. Some like him because he allegedly says what's on most people's mind or too afraid to say.

For me anyone who assaults anyone at work be it customer/client/co-worker needs fair tribunal to look at all the factors involved. When you are responsible for people's well being to do this effectively you need to look at Maslow's Hierarchy of needs.  It sounds like there wasn't a hot meal after a day's filming in the elements and this was the trigger for the incident.

We'll soon know after the hearing.


He punched a producer as he couldn't get a steak and you want to look at Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs? He's not some down and out trying to find shelter to keep him alive, he's some spoilt millionaire who didn't get what he wanted and threw a tantrum.
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I think the BBC will be left with no alternative but to dismiss.

Already on a final warning and obviously does not have the intelligence to take heed of that because he's part of the Chipping Norton set, and "Dave's pal" Yes, Dave, I hope it gets sorted out quickly and he's sacked pdq.

If the BBC don't dismiss, it gives carte blanche to every BBC employee to do something similar and then quote that it's an accepted practice as evidenced by the Clarkson decision - something they simply can not afford to happen.

He's toast.


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He's an arrogant tosser as far as i'm concerned and i'm not into cars either, so i would only watch Top Gear with a gun to my head. Couldn't care less if he disappeared off the face of the Earth.


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He punched a producer as he couldn't get a steak and you want to look at Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs? He's not some down and out trying to find shelter to keep him alive, he's some spoilt millionaire who didn't get what he wanted and threw a tantrum.


The first level of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is air, food, drink, shelter, warmth, sex, sleep regardless of social standing.  You don't know what food was promised or how tired Clarkson was after his day of filming in the elements.  These 'massive talents' as described by David Cameron, live in a world were their requests are met and they get what they want and we the paying public give them enough money for them to expect anything and everything.

The real debate should be the limit on these people's wages and what is standard food allowance.  When I was in the Forces you didn't get much of a choice because the food was rationed to less than what prisoners were allowed.  The company I work for now puts me up in a four star hotel with a £25 food and drink allowance when I am ever doing any training or at meetings.

I'd like to look at the facts when they come out and I'm not a fan of Clarkson. We don't know if he was baited into reacting, some of these producers can be nasty pieces of work just like any other management role.


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Whatever the situation, unless it is self defence, you can't go around punching people.


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