If you are searching on YouTube for the following terms: “car crash interview” or “feminist fails” or “Interviewer tries to make someone look bigoted and fails dramatically” then look no further than this video.
The video shows Professor Jordan Peterson, a Canadian Professor of Psychology at the University of Toronto, being interviewed by the “absolutely lovely and completely non-biased, un-snobbish, non-ideologue”, Cathy Newman on Channel 4.
The debate, which covered such topics as The Pay Gap (myth) and the Patriarchy (another myth), showed exactly why an Interviewer needs to do their homework on the guest they are interviewing. If she had done, Newman would have known not to use her tried and tested technique of twisting someone’s answers into a negative context; all the while painting the person as the “sexist monster” she needs them to be in order to push a false narrative.
Professor Peterson is a highly skilled orator and an absolute master in the art of knowing his subject matter to a tee, and he absolutely showed it in this video.
Not once did he lose his temper, or raise his voice to assert his position on a topic; instead, using his ability to remember every single detail of his previous answers to swat away the ridiculously twisted assertions of Newman.
It was like a cat toying with a mouse.
Constantly being rebutted and corrected after giving false representations of what Professor Peterson was saying, Newman looked hopelessly lost and began fumbling over her questions, to the point where it looked like Peterson seemed to feel embarrassed for her.
Finally though, Peterson decided to move in for the kill and absolutely skewered Newman with this statement.
The way Newman completely floundered was comical, leaving Peterson to exclaim:
From that point, the interview was over.
So, let that be a lesson to anyone who wants to try and make sweeping generalisations about someone by claiming false facts and twisting statements.
Always make sure you do your homework, and never turn up to a battle of wits unarmed.