I didn’t see Michael suppressing his speech, nor did I see you suppressing your speech. System works fine. He gave advice, you gave advice. Everybody’s talking.
If taken to extremes, most ideas about anything sound awful. No restrictions on free speech at all allows for causing public panic to be acceptable (fire in crowded theatre… although I think the media should be accountable for the # of times they do the equivalent of that on a daily basis)… and a proscribed “Only one right way to speak” that’s legislated for all citizens everywhere at all times curtails freedom of speech excessively.
But you’re not asking for the one extreme of freedom and Michael’s not asking for some kind of full state regulated censorship.
Rather, he’s speaking of a useful tactic in rhetoric. When you want to be heard, this is a good method to do so. It’s pragmatic advice.