(Jeremy Clarkson, is a famous car nut and journalist who presents one of the BBCs most popular shows, Top Gear, among other things, for those of you who don’t know. )
J.C. is in the news for insulting British Prime Minister Gordon Brown “a one eyed Scottish idiot” while in Australia and compared him to the Australian PM.
The controversial presenter compared Mr Brown to Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, shortly after Mr Rudd had addressed the country on the severity of the global financial crisis.
Clarkson said: “He [Rudd] genuinely looked terrified. The poor man, he’s actually seen the books.
“[In the UK] we’ve got this one-eyed Scottish idiot.
“He keeps telling us everything’s fine and he’s saved the world and we know he’s lying, but he’s smooth at telling us.”
Now, what gets me is that so far nobody has complained about him calling Brown a liar or an idiot. He’s been attacked for calling him “one eye” by the Royal National Institute fot the Blind. And the Scottish Labour chief minister said “Most people here are proud that the prime minister is a Scot”.
Yet… I have yet to find a single complaint about actually insulting Brown. Hmmm. Guess not even a politician wants to tarnish his soul that much!
(later: Dad just sent me this link: Clarkson factually correct! True and funny.)