The BBC made a massive mistake by firing “Top Gear” host Jeremy Clarkson last year — or so the network’s former boss thinks.
While the drama surrounding Clarkson’s suspension and subsequent dismissal for assaulting a producer sparked huge headlines around the world, it’s resulted in the disaster for the hit motoring show.
“Clarkson can be a deeply objectionable individual, and I say that as a friend. I don’t think people should punch their colleagues. It’s hard to keep them if they do,” Mark Thompson, who is now CEO of the New York Times, told Britain’s Sunday Times Magazine.