Jeremy Clarkson Blows Blatant Media Lie About Him Out of the Water

FILE - In this Wednesday, March 11, 2015 file photo TV host Jeremy Clarkson gestures as he takes his place in the stands before the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain at Stamford Bridge stadium in London. Clarkson, the former host of hit BBC auto show "Top Gear," has apologized and paid an undisclosed sum to a producer he punched in an off-set altercation it was reported on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Clarkson was fired in March 2015 after hitting Oisin Tymon during a dispute at the end of a day's filming. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

FILE – In this Wednesday, March 11, 2015 file photo TV host Jeremy Clarkson gestures as he takes his place in the stands before the Champions League round of 16 second leg soccer match between Chelsea and Paris Saint Germain at Stamford Bridge stadium in London. Clarkson, the former host of hit BBC auto show “Top Gear,” has apologized and paid an undisclosed sum to a producer he punched in an off-set altercation it was reported on Wednesday, Feb. 24, 2016. Clarkson was fired in March 2015 after hitting Oisin Tymon during a dispute at the end of a day’s filming. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, File)

The media really doesn’t like The Grand Tour host Jeremy Clarkson and the feeling seems pretty mutual. It’s not hard to see why. The media leans far to the left and Clarkson, like many people in the world, doesn’t feel like obeying whatever arbitrary rules they feel like throwing around in order to keep their narrative intact.

Also, he loves fast, loud, gas-guzzling cars which, of course, is a major sin in the eyes of the left.

The Daily Mail recently tried to take some things Clarkson had said out of context and publish a blatant lie in order to gin up a false narrative around Clarkson’s stance on staying home during the Coronavirus.

In big, bold letters, the Daily Mail published a headline that read “‘You can’t get coronavirus in a car!’ Jeremy Clarkson urges people to keep driving during COVID-19 crisis amid government advice to stay home.”

Only in the body of the text did the Daily Mail elaborate on what Clarkson was talking about:

Jeremy Clarkson has suggested he will still be driving during the coronavirus crisis because you can’t catch it while in a car.

The Grand Tour host, 59, urged people to travel in cars rather than using ‘petri dish’ public transport because he believes that you are at less risk.

On Monday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked everyone to stay at home and only leave to exercise once a day and to visit the supermarket as infrequently as possible.

Clarkson saw the headline and took to Twitter to sink the narrative.

“That is NOT what I said,” tweeted Clarkson.

Clarkson was asked by a Twitter user what he did say.

“That councils should lift parking bans so people who HAVE to work can drive rather than use a bus,” replied Clarkson.

What Clarkson is saying should be common sense. If you must go to work — and many people still do due to being an essential service such as medical personnel or grocery store staff — then it’d be far less of a risk to travel in a personal vehicle than use public transportation where you’re forced into an enclosed space with other strangers who may or may not be infected.

The idea is to lower the chances of getting the virus, not increasing the chances.

Why the media chose to misrepresent Clarkson, especially in the expression of a solid idea, is beyond me, but during this Coronavirus outbreak, the media has gone above and beyond to make trouble where it can.