I'm sorry, but I just can't see someone who assaulted someone else as "not the violent type", especially if they repeatedly brag about the fact that they've "only wounded two people" in their life. And being a nasty vindictive asshole does not sit easily in my mind with 'non-violent'. Like you said, words can hurt more than violence. Should we really respect someone just because they haven't physically injured many people? I would have thought we should expect that from anyone, not respect them for it. It should be a given that harming people is bad.
Well that's!! - ...a very reasonable point you made. A fact that eluded me during my previous post. XD
However my own personal pessimism and experiences make it hard for me to believe that there is a hidden mass of humans that have never harmed another before. Even myself, who dislikes confrontation have probably harmed someone before, nothing comes directly to mind, but I do have 3 siblings, and I have vague memories of fights taking place.
The word you used, "assault" sounded a bit harsh to me. But I looked up the true definition and it does mean to "make a physical attack on." I always thought assault referred to being massively out numbered, over powered and kicked while on the ground. So you win that one too. XD
I have no doubt that his second incident of harming a person was an accident, as it was actually broadcast and I watched it when it was originally aired. You might actually be able to find it on Youtube or something. And I like and respect Ian Hislop too, so it's not favouritism or anything.
Although there is something that has made me change my opinion of Clarkson and the other Top Gear hosts that happened a couple of years back, and it is kinda petty, so are you ready for this?
They got to take a free trip to Japan. Yes, that's all. "Free" is technically not accurate as it was basically paid for by the licence fee, which means, anybody that has access to a BBC channel. So the reason why this bothers my? Jealousy!! I may like Clarkson, but I freakin' love Japan. So why do three turds get to go there when they probably have no interest in the country anyway?!
It may not sound like it, but my "liking" of Clarkson has deteriorated over the last couple of years and there may be an incident that will push me to hate him. But, it's just not this one.
But if what and Scar
said about Clarkson being "a nasty piece of work" is true, then I will change my opinion of him faster than the Road Runner on "speed."
I have no patience for anyone constantly spouting hate or being a bully.