"Controversial 'right winger' Jeremy Clarkson caused outrage across the nation", screams the Daily Mail. "His comments about shooting strikers sparked a massive national debate" it continues, "we know this because he trended on twitter causing it to go into 'meltdown'."
"Celebrities, MPs and Stephen Fry queued up to express their outrage...on twitter" cries the Telegraph, "John Prescott (former deputy PM) tweeted; 'pleeease won't someone think of the teachers...', Tony Parsons tweets; 'Clarkson should be shot for saying strikers should be shot' and a former trade unionist tweets; 'Thatcher dying of cancer jokes are hilarious, but Clarkson's comments are nasty and cross the line'."
Another way of looking at it.
It's only a couple of weeks until Christmas, a BBC presenter has a new book and DVD out and appears on a BBC programme (Biased BBC could fill its blog on just the One Show alone).
Said BBC presenter then makes some mildly amusing yet knowingly controversial comments (where he was clearly joking), thus generating lots of useful and very helpful publicity.
If there's one post I would recommend today above all others it's this one from Richard North on the state of our media.