Alan Yentob was on The Media Show this afternoon, talking about the
Clarkson affair. He said one thing which I think told us a great deal
more than he intended about the BBC: "Jeremy says things that no-one
else says. . ." No, Alan, Jeremy says things that most of us say, now
and then. What you mean is, he says things that no-one else in the BBC
bubble says. There couldn't be better proof that BBC people live in
their own leftist metropolitan universe, with values and basic
assumptions far removed from those of 'ordinary people'.
No, that's an aerodrome _named_ after Michael Palin. :-)
The wiki article indicates that Yentob is his real name. The Botney
reference was just a simple reversed anagramatic 'joke' name,
inspired, it seems to me, by the equally unamusing name of "Britney".
Perhaps that was the 'amusing part' of the Joke? :-)
I really don't know how you remember these Python quotes. You can't
have been more than a nipper at the time. There again I know you were
poking your nose in the back of the telly when you were 18 months, so I
guess it makes sense.
Am I the only person here who thinks that no reputable employer ought to
keep on an employee who assaulted his boss (or indeed any other member
of staff)? The fact that the BBC sacked Clarkson in spite of his fame
and profitability for them is to their credit IMO.
I'm not paid to implement the recognition of irony.
(Taken, with the author's permission, from a LiveJournal post)
It would have been nice to have a bit more context, for example was JC
representing the views of the whole crew, had the producer been
particularly incompetent? That might have justified a fair amount of
ranting. But there can be no excuse for thumping the guy.
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