Jeremy Clarkson is the presenter of Top Gear: the most watched TV on
BBC2.Top Gear is an entertaining show which connects with Britains
love of cars; the show is daring and adventurous and its the relationships
between the diverse personas of the presenters: Jeremy Clarkson, Richard
Hammond and James May that give the programme an attractive format and
a humorous, child-like approach to the motoring world.
Jeremy Clarkson thrives on notoriety and being controversial in the media. He writes weekly columns for The Sunday Times and The Sun, presents Top Gear and frequently releases books with names like, The World According To Jeremy Clarkson, And Another Thing ., Dont Stop Me Now and Born To Be Riled. These books and articles present some of Jeremy Clarksons overly-opinionated, ignorant and chauvinistic points of view, which comes across as appealing and relevant due to his articulate way of using the English language and his persuasive manner.
Jeremy Clarkson, admittedly, comes across in an attractive manner to
your typical grumpy old man. His viewpoints are over the top, in-your-
face and witty and he uses stereotypical statements to back up his non-existent
arguments. This manner is popular with the unsatisfied public as in
the modern day: where politicians and public figures present current
views in thoughtful and fair manners, the grumpy British product
of the recession needs a familiar grumpy old man whos in
the media to contradict and present an opinion on everything thats
wrong with society. But its a view that a small aggravated
percentage of Britain can relate to.
And its this which makes Jeremy Clarkson a bane of the media and society.
Jeremy Clarkson has an opinion on everything and it is this which polarises
the opinions of him in society. He supports fox-hunting, is anti-smoking
ban, believes Global Warmings effects to be insignificant, believes
that people in support of the environment are eco-mentalists,
thinks Britain is losing its national identity and most
of all detests congestion charges, taxes and the government altogether.
Jeremy Clarkson has frequently commented on modern Britain and its
national/racial identity; in one article that he wrote for
the Sunday Times he tried to pick out the struggling patriotism of Britain
from a football match against Croatia in 2007. He starts by pedantically
over-analysing the British football teams mumbled rendition
of the national anthem and then exaggerating this by complaining about
how the way that the football team sang is a representation of how Patriotism
is non-existent nowadays and even going as far as comparing an, exaggerated
point on our imperialist past, to when the Nazis invaded Poland:
This again is where the opinionated personality, which Jeremy exaggerates for his publicity, tries to write an article on modern identity in Britain. But as always its just another over-the-top opinion from a man who, it alarms me to say, the great British public would even consider voting as the next Prime minister of England.
Apparently at least the 49,446 people who signed a petition would
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