- Mar 8, 2008
- a bad one
So what's going on now is fair to Oisin?You guys seem to be forgetting that there were alot of witnesses. The incident itself didn't happen "behind closed doors". It would have been in the news regardless of Jeremy reporting it. It would also make the BBC look bad if they determined it was assault and fired Jeremy..........after 3 weeks of raking in money from the show.
It was a piss poor business decision and they might as well hang a sign on the guy's neck "I ended Top Gear ". All the time they spent on this "investigation" they could have had the series nearly over. Nobody needed all this drama. If word got out to the media they could have admitted there was an investigation going on and refused further comment.
It was a crappy thing to do to Oisin, a crappy thing to do to the fans and a crappy thing to do to all the markets that had bought the show. BBCA is commercial, they sold advertising there for NEW Top Gear.
Just plain stupid and poorly managed on the part of the BBC. If they loose a billion $ they've only themselves to blame.