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BBC's 'Top Gear' Host to America: 'It took us 40 years to get rid of Piers Morgan, Pleasse don't
Breitbart ^ | 12/25/12 | Kerry Picket

Posted on 12/25/2012 8:57:10 PM PST by Nachum

Jeremy Clarkson, a British television personality who hosts the popular BBC program Top Gear, weighed in on the controversy surrounding fellow Brit CNN’s Piers Morgan. Clarkson tweeted on Monday:

Jeremy Clarkson

@JeremyClarkson

Americans. It took us 40 years to get rid of Piers Morgan. Pleasse don't send him back. 24 Dec 12

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The Top Gear host also tweeted:

Jeremy Clarkson

@JeremyClarkson

Americans. Was the second amendment not introduced to protect you from the tyranny of the British? Piers Morgan in other words. 24 Dec 12

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Following the deadly shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Morgan insulted second amendment advocates on Twitter and called a guest on his CNN show, Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners for America, an "idiot," "dangerous" and an "unbelievably stupid man."

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Full title: BBC's 'Top Gear' Host to America: 'It took us 40 years to get rid of Piers Morgan, Pleasse don't send him back'

Look Jeremy, if we have to keep Piers, than at least be a sport and take Michael Moore.... and we'll call it even.

1 posted on 12/25/2012 8:57:21 PM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Jeremy Clarkson is a riot and Top Gear is not to be missed.


2 posted on 12/25/2012 9:01:45 PM PST by Cyman
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To: Nachum

Taking the piss. No doubt the top gear guys are freiends with Morgan. Same sense of humor.


3 posted on 12/25/2012 9:02:22 PM PST by sbMKE
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To: sbMKE

>>Taking the piss. No doubt the top gear guys are freiends with Morgan. Same sense of humor.

Yeah, I think so too. I would not be elevating Clarkson to hero status just yet.


4 posted on 12/25/2012 9:15:36 PM PST by expat1000
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To: Nachum

mark


5 posted on 12/25/2012 9:20:46 PM PST by clintonh8r (Happy to be represented by Lt. Col. Allen West)
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To: sbMKE

No it’s true. I spent a lot of time in the UK in the last dozen years or so. They cannot stand him there. He is referred to as a “useless twit”, which is generous in my view.


6 posted on 12/25/2012 9:29:02 PM PST by FlyingEagle
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To: Nachum

From the UK Daily Mail, a few years back:

“The Top Gear host has had an ongoing feud with journalist-turned-TV personality Piers Morgan.

Clarkson famously punched Morgan in front of journalists at the 2004 Press Awards after the latter published photographs of the car enthusiast kissing his female boss four years previously.

Morgan admits he was hit three times, ‘two to the right temple and one to the forehead’ and was left with a scar above his eyebrow.

In an appearance on Parkinson, Clarkson admitted he was ‘ashamed’ of it, declaring it had been the first fight he’d ever been in.

He said: ‘We don’t get on so I punched him.’ “

Clarkson’s a hoot-and-a-half — don’t get him started on global warming or the Toyota Prius (among a whole host of topics on which he’s riled up the politically-correct weenie-contingent).


7 posted on 12/25/2012 9:33:20 PM PST by Stosh
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To: FlyingEagle

Who? Clarkson or Morgan?


8 posted on 12/25/2012 9:33:34 PM PST by hoagy62 ("Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered..."-Thomas Paine. 1776)
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To: Nachum

I think this public feud is hilarious!
You go get’m Jeremy!!!!!!


9 posted on 12/25/2012 9:33:45 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: hoagy62

Never seen the Brit version either.
Watched the US version a few times and a few of them were pretty funny.


10 posted on 12/25/2012 9:43:32 PM PST by owlpellets
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To: Cyman

Clarkson insults America and Americans on a regular basis. He’s just another fat, ugly a-hole.


11 posted on 12/25/2012 9:43:54 PM PST by utax
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To: Nachum

Let’s hand New Zealand an ultimatum: Either they let us base American nuclear-powered ships there, or they take Piers Morgan. Either way, we win.


12 posted on 12/25/2012 9:44:54 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Nachum

Jeremy Clarkson has huge bollocks and cares not that his observations of fact are savaged by the effete snobs of political correctness of a once great country.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/celebritynews/8928665/Top-10-Jeremy-Clarkson-gaffes.html


13 posted on 12/25/2012 9:48:48 PM PST by Cyman
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To: expat1000; sbMKE
>>Taking the piss. No doubt the top gear guys are freiends with Morgan. Same sense of humor.

Yeah, I think so too. I would not be elevating Clarkson to hero status just yet

You obamas know nothing. Piers Morgan is not loved in England. Clarkson may be the only one to have hit Morgan (three times at the 2004 British Press Awards, after Morgan had printed a "news story" about Clarkson's private life) but others have wanted to

I'll do yer! Night at The Ivy when Robbie Coltrane took an irrational dislike to Piers Morgan "Irrational" is probably not accurate

Morgan has fallen out with Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson, models Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss, Private Eye editor Ian Hislop, Cherie Blair, ex-Sun editor David Yelland, Sopranos star Vincent Pastore and, after publishing faked photographs allegedly showing soldiers abusing prisoners in Iraq, large portions of the British Army.
And you can add Billy Connolly and Stephen Fry to that list.
14 posted on 12/25/2012 10:21:57 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - Rene "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: FlyingEagle
No it’s true. I spent a lot of time in the UK in the last dozen years or so. They cannot stand him there. He is referred to as a “useless twit”, which is generous in my view.

Close enough, although Billy Connolly's words were "talentless wanker"


15 posted on 12/25/2012 10:27:07 PM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - Rene "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: owlpellets

“Never seen the Brit version”

I think the Brit version of Top Gear is the best show on TV, period. I’m not a car guy, so maybe I shouldn’t like that show, but those 3 hosts and the things they do with cars, is downright hilarious.

One of my favorite things they did was strap a car to an actual rocket, with boosters. The landing was not smooth...


16 posted on 12/25/2012 10:40:43 PM PST by Sporke (USS Iowa BB-61)
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To: Sporke

I am, and its a riot. It’s just a great show.


17 posted on 12/25/2012 10:50:07 PM PST by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: Stosh

True. The PRIUS episode is one of the funniest episodes uploaded on Youtube and he practically ridicules the liberals blatantly.

Of course, Jeremy has a hint of not liking Americans either in the redneck’ episode when he tapes in the US.


18 posted on 12/25/2012 11:19:54 PM PST by max americana (Make the world a better place by punching a liberal in the face)
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To: owlpellets

The Brit version is a hundred million times funnier than the US version. UK TG fans will get the “hundred million” joke.


19 posted on 12/25/2012 11:27:01 PM PST by matt04
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To: max americana

This one?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmxUsGiGp3w

The Prius part starts around 3:30.


20 posted on 12/25/2012 11:34:34 PM PST by matt04
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To: Nachum

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21 posted on 12/25/2012 11:35:30 PM PST by skinkinthegrass (Who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0Bama man can :-)
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To: Nachum

So who is really Stig nowadays?

I love the show and Clarkson can drive a bit himself


22 posted on 12/26/2012 12:08:33 AM PST by wardaddy (wanna know how my kin felt during Reconstruction in Mississippi, you fixin to find out firsthand)
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To: wardaddy
I love the show and Clarkson can drive a bit himself

Drivung a Skoda Yeti, he beat the Stig driving a Ferrari 308 GTS in a one lap race around Donington Park Racing Circuit

23 posted on 12/26/2012 12:36:09 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - Rene "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Let’s hand New Zealand an ultimatum: Either they let us base American nuclear-powered ships there, or they take Piers Morgan. Either way, we win

Just drop him by parachute.

New Zealand disbanded their "air combat wing" some years ago.

24 posted on 12/26/2012 2:03:47 AM PST by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: spokeshave
Just drop him by parachute.

Revised plan approved.

25 posted on 12/26/2012 2:16:28 AM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have IngSoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: Stosh
"Morgan admits he was hit three times, ‘two to the right temple and one to the forehead’ and was left with a scar above his eyebrow."

I'd like to see a video of that.

26 posted on 12/26/2012 2:25:37 AM PST by Godebert (No Person Except a NATURAL BORN CITIZEN!)
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To: owlpellets

The British version is hilarious. They’ve clearly got a huge budget and get away with things that would put the American crew into eco prison for life. Its a pretty conservative greenie bashing show where they incorporate guns whenever possible.

Clarkson insults everybody kind of like a British Don Rickles but was truly in awe of Jay Leno’s car collection.


27 posted on 12/26/2012 3:08:00 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Cyman
Boris Jonson Interview and lap - Top Gear - BBC

Top Gear : Jay Leno interview and lap - Top Gear - BBC
28 posted on 12/26/2012 3:17:49 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: sbMKE
Piers Morgan feud

From 2000 to 2006, Clarkson had a public feud with Piers Morgan, which began when Morgan published pictures of Clarkson kissing his BBC producer, Elaine Bedell.

On the final Concorde flight, Clarkson threw a glass of water over Morgan during an argument. In March 2004 at the British Press Awards, he swore at Morgan and punched him before being restrained by security; Morgan says it has left him with a scar above his left eyebrow. In 2006 Morgan revealed that the feud was over, saying "There should always be a moment when you finally down cudgels, kiss and make up." Clarkson also mentioned that despite not getting on with Morgan, he can at least be in the same room as him.

Wiki
29 posted on 12/26/2012 3:24:18 AM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: cripplecreek

Top Gear UK is our family’s favorite show.

I watched about 5 minutes of the U.S. version; changed channels, never watched it again. It’s rubbish.


30 posted on 12/26/2012 3:24:40 AM PST by Peter W. Kessler (Dirt is for racing... asphalt is for getting there.)
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To: Nachum
I say we cut our friends in the "British Resistance" a break and deport morgan to the Falkland Islands instead. It's a two-fer, they don't have to deal with him directly and the Argentinians can decide if they really want the islands with him as part of the deal.

OTOH, could the Argies even afford enough gas to power a dingy there?!?

31 posted on 12/26/2012 3:30:53 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: Caipirabob

You’re thinking of a multiple trade thing. Ship Morgan and Moore off to the Falklands. They can give up the islands and we’ll send a carrier group to help keep Morgan and Moore on the islands.


32 posted on 12/26/2012 3:35:05 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: Peter W. Kessler
I watched about 5 minutes of the U.S. version; changed channels, never watched it again. It’s rubbish.

NO. That's actually the selling point of the UK version.


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US version: Not Even Rubbish.

33 posted on 12/26/2012 3:39:56 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - Rene "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: Nachum

Excuse me if I am wrong, but isn’t Piers Morgan wanted in Britain for wire-tapping?
Perhaps he could find asylum in Cuba or Venezuela.


34 posted on 12/26/2012 4:05:21 AM PST by Malesherbes (- Sauve qui peut)
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To: Nachum

RIGHT ON!I’ll DRINK TO THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


35 posted on 12/26/2012 4:31:00 AM PST by bandleader
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To: Sporke

I’ll second that! That show is in a Class all by itself. The Crossing the Kalahari Desert in Clunkers episode, The Three Wise Men, Vietnam, The Bolivian Rainforest, The Cars of the Cold War episode, the Race to the Magnetic North Pole, and all of those other crazy “Races” are simply Masterpieces, imo.


36 posted on 12/26/2012 4:56:19 AM PST by OkiMusashi (Beware the fury of a patient man. --- John Dryden)
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To: Sporke

Their “Journey to Bethlehem” episode was a scream. Even my wife was laughing.


37 posted on 12/26/2012 5:00:47 AM PST by Dr. Thorne ("How long, O Lord, holy and true?" - Rev. 6:10)
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To: max americana

I think you are being a bit thin-skinned. Jeremy Clarkson has a go at many people and things - he regularly insults the french, the germans, the australians, vauxhall, environuts, the UK government and many other targets.


38 posted on 12/26/2012 5:34:02 AM PST by Vanders9
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To: Nachum
Look Jeremy, if we have to keep Piers, than at least be a sport and take Michael Moore.... and we'll call it even.

I think you have to trade in the same weightclass. To unload Moore, we'd have to take back Madonna too.

39 posted on 12/26/2012 7:00:04 AM PST by A_perfect_lady
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To: utax

He insults everyone.

Thats his TV persona, his ‘schtick’.


40 posted on 12/26/2012 7:37:05 AM PST by the scotsman (i)
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To: Nachum

Jeremy is pretty much of an asshat himself. I like his show even though he’s always gotta throw in a few BS comments that show what he’s really about. And his car reviews are garbage. I can’t be the only one who’s noticed that in their reviews Jaguar, Aston Martin, and Alpha Romeo can do no wrong but Porsche, Ferrari, Audi, and BMW are “droll” and “boring”. Range Rover, the king of unreliability, is “brilliant”? Sure.

I thought it was funny that they came over here to do a show but at the last minute, to maximize inconvenience, the major American car makers wouldn’t provide them cars for review because of their unfair reviews. They reviewed the Corvette GS like it was a Yugo. (With remarks like, “American cars are all such rubbish,” keep wondering why they did that, Jer.)

I love the challenges. The car reviews are rubbish. Just DVR the show and fast forward past that.


41 posted on 12/26/2012 7:39:17 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Stosh

Well, I think better of Jeremy already.


42 posted on 12/26/2012 7:42:07 AM PST by Excuse_My_Bellicosity (Liberalism is a social disease.)
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To: Sporke
>>>I think the Brit version of Top Gear is the best show on TV, period.

I agree...our entire family loves it. Its good for the kids in the sense they go to a lot of places all over the world and you get a glimpse of culture. Plus, It's funny.

43 posted on 12/26/2012 8:03:15 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: OkiMusashi
I’ll second that! That show is in a Class all by itself. The Crossing the Kalahari Desert in Clunkers episode, The Three Wise Men, Vietnam, The Bolivian Rainforest, The Cars of the Cold War episode, the Race to the Magnetic North Pole, and all of those other crazy “Races” are simply Masterpieces, imo.

What about the epic Reliant Robin journey from Sheffield to Rotheram?

44 posted on 12/26/2012 8:09:47 AM PST by Oztrich Boy (I think, therefore I am what I yam, and that's all I yam - Rene "Popeye" Descartes)
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To: Oztrich Boy

I’ll never forget the British Top Gear episode where they played darts with cars...using cars and the James Bond stunt car launcher to fire the cars from a cliff down onto the dart “board” on the floor of an open pit mine.

Without a doubt one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen on TV. I know that it is on youtube. Check it out.


45 posted on 12/26/2012 9:06:45 AM PST by Wordkraft (Remember who the Collaborators are.)
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