"When we rein in comedians, why stop there?"
Clarkson isn't a comedian - where has this come from? It's not the first time I've heard it. He's a journalist (supposedly) and broadcaster and although he can be witty in his own way he's about as far from being a comedian as it's possible to be.
The funniest thing about Clarkson is the two sycophantic oiks-posing-as-middle-class-blokes that hang around with him. Those two are really crap.