Quick riff on Clarkson:
I don’t think Clarkson is the victim of ongoing smear tactic from jealous ranks, more likely the general populous has shifted in their political and cultural views. Supporters of Clarkson point to his business prowess and money-making production company. To say he has made millions as a persona doesn’t of course correlate that he has done this being a good person. The public now seem to recognise him as the bloated, irresponsible, inelegant, bigoted character he has always been.