Peterson has emerged seemingly out of nowhere and caught the latest media trends. For a moment. Most stories are cautiously polite to outwardly complimentary.
A few, however, have chosen to dig in as zealots will, and that has produced reactions like this, at a site called simply Maclean's. It's by a contributor named Tabatha Southey. That's all I know, except what follows is the same type of arrogance, condescension, loathing of non-conformity, intolerance, close mindedness, and general disdain for wrong thinking non-liberals that helped get us Donald Trump.
Running with the new anti-Peterson label ('he's the stupid person's smart man'), Southey goes one extra and decides Peterson really isn't that smart after all. Just a charlatan who knows his base of ignorant, bigoted losers. To that end, he adds a couple syllables to a few choice words and, to any conservative, will suddenly look smart. Of course added to the mix are the usual 'he's against women and minorities (Read: even though I said he's not a neo-Nazi, he really is).
Now, it would be nice if Southy actually interviewed Peterson with that attitude. I have it on good authority that a British journalist named Newman went into an interview with that attitude, and became such a joke that even non-conservative media outlets had to concede the disastrous half hour of ignorance and arrogance on Newman's part.
Note to the Left: simply insisting that it is impossible for even God to make a non liberal not stupid and/or evil might be wearing a little thin. Rush Limbaugh showed the Left for the hypocrites they were when it came to respecting diverse opinions and promoting diversity of values. Donald Trump exposed the Left's willingness to allow violence, destruction, censorship, corruption and even torture and attempted murder to at least be discussed as valid if opposing true evil (that is, non-liberal views). Will Peterson expose the Left even more, and perhaps provoke it to finally admit what many are beginning to realize, that the Left simply wants yet another Leftist authoritarian terror state like we witnessed so many times the last century? We have yet to see.
None of this is to say that Peterson is the next messiah, or walks on water, or raises the dead. It is to say that the Left's typical 'go straight to arrogance, accusation, name calling, and open contempt for the losers who don't conform to the Left' approach has, as of now, hit a wall. And that wall is Jordan Peterson.