Re: Interviewing fail ...
This now famous interview/fatuous 'feminist' argument made a lot of people realise just how slanted a view the media take and how they manipulate. Somebody sent me this as a comedy spat fit for giggles, but I think a huge number of people recognised how much attempted bullying and misrepresentation was going on. Luckily Peterson, being vastly more intelligent and calm. put her very politely straight back in the box she managed to get out of (probably with a great deal of help for others including men) that morning.
You can see it on Cathy Newman's face when Peterson says something. She's looking for a way to repeat it back to him/make it simple for 'her' viewers and at the same time make it sound ridiculous. She was so arrogant she went completely over the top even for her, and that's resulted in a huge new audience for Peterson and his message. The sign of success for him was when his detractors couldn't find decent arguments against his reasoning and did the usual lazy (but effective) thing of branding him 'Right-Wing'.
We also have to realise the degree by which the media is controlled/directed by groups who have very little interest in the subjects being discussed or the quality of the arguments/entertainment, but must also be aware of their objective. Which is to divide people into smaller and smaller groups gathered around single issues, so that their noisy energies drown out sensible discourse about the real and serious problems facing the country/west/globe.