Watch: Psychologist Leaves Reporter Speechless Defending the Right to Free Speech vs. Someone’s ‘Right’ To Not Be Offended

Professor and clinical psychologist Jordan B. Peterson did an interview with Channel 4 and left the reporter, Cathy Newman, utterly speechless after asking one of her very PC focused questions.

“Why should your right to freedom of speech trump a trans person’s right not to be offended?” she asked.

“Because in order to be able to think, you have to risk being offensive. I mean, look at the conversation we’re having right now,” Peterson answered. “You’re certainly willing to risk offending me in the pursuit of truth. Why should you have the right to do that? It’s been rather uncomfortable.”

“Well, I’m very glad I’ve put you on the spot,” Newman rebutted, trying to change the topic.

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“Well you get my point,” said Peterson. “You’re doing what you should do, which is digging a bit to see what the hell is going on. And that is what you should do. But you’re exercising your freedom of speech to certainly risk offending me, and that’s fine. More power to you, as far as I’m concerned.”

At this point from Newman’s side you can hear crickets.

“So you haven’t sat there and — I’m just trying to work that out,” she stuttered, releasing an audible sigh.

“Ha, got ya,” said the professor.

“You did. You did,” Newman agreed.

Via the Daily Wire: The discussion concerning freedom of speech was sparked due to Peterson’s famous refusal to capitulate to the Left’s demands over language. He said he was “not going to cede the linguistic territory to radical leftists, regardless to whether of not it was put into law,” he explained during the interview. As you can imagine, his refusal to bend became centered on transgender pronouns and Peterson was labeled “transphobic.”

The professor reiterated that he’s no such thing and said he’s never called a student by an “incorrect” pronoun, nor would he. “I never mistreated a student in my class,” he said.

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