I don’t know much about the incompetent harpie who’s interviewing Dr. Jordan Peterson in this clip, but HOLY CRAP I cannot believe she is still allowed to have the job she has. She is absolutely insufferable.
Apparently, her name is Cathy Newman and she works for Channel 4 News in the UK. And she is WORTHLESS when it comes to critical thinking, listening and comprehension, and freaking NOT putting words in other peoples’ mouths. I mean, this is just excruciating.
At the 22 minute mark, she literally asked, and I quote, “Why should your right to freedom of speech trump a transperson’s right to not be offended?”
SHE ASKED THAT IN ALL SERIOUSNESS, you guys. Like – not even the least bit ironically.
And what I absolutely ADORE about Dr. Peterson is that he doesn’t completely lose his temper with these morons, in the same way that I do just WATCHING him in these interviews. He never loses his cool. He never becomes argumentative. He simply presents facts, he presents the evidence, he presents the data, and then we get to watch his interviewers utterly destroy themselves. Just look at how absolutely UNDONE Cathy Newman is in that part of the conversation. It’s positively glorious when she is at a loss for words at around the 22.25 minute mark. And he ribs her a little, saying, “I got you!” and she has no choice but to admit it and try, desperately, to recover.
If she had any sense, she would have never let this interview air. She’d have Channel 4 pull it from every possible source, and she’d hide in a corner somewhere in fetal position and just cry with shame. This was a total catastrophe for her.
I lost count of how many times she started a line of questioning with the phrase, “So what you’re saying is…” and in pretty much EVERY SINGLE INSTANCE, it wasn’t what the Professor was saying at all. Not even a little bit. It was a complete misinterpretation and mischaracterization of what he said. And no matter how many times she continued to misquote and incorrectly interpret the words coming out of his face, his patience with her was extraordinary. I wish I had a fraction of the politeness that he does.
But I don’t, which is why I’m telling you that she is an insufferable harpie.
I like how the Spectator put it best. Douglas Murray said, of Cathy Newman’s interview, “That isn’t news. It isn’t even interviewing. It is grandstanding. This nation’s broadcasters should feel ashamed.”