On Tucker Carlson Tonight Wednesday, Carlson continued his attacks on soon-to-be first lady Jill Biden. On Monday, piggy-backing on an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal slamming Biden for using the title “doctor,” which was widely panned as misogynistic and prompted Northwestern University to publicly cut ties with the author, Carlson said she was doctor “in the same sense Dr Pepper is.”
Biden has a bachelor’s degree, two master’s degrees and a doctorate in education from the University of Delaware. In his Wednesday attack, Carlson went after the dissertation that earned Biden her Ed.D. degree. (Yahoo follows AP Style on titles, referring to medical doctors with “Dr.” before their name on first reference and last name only on subsequent references.)
“We actually read her dissertation this week, the very document that made her, quote, a doctor. And what did we discover when we did that? We’re gonna give it to you in a diagnosis,” Carlson said. “Dr. Jill needs reading glasses. Either that or she’s borderline illiterate. There are typos everywhere, including in the first graph of the introduction. Dr. Jill can’t write. She can’t really think clearly either.”
Carlson then moved on to include all of higher learning and the entire nation in his commentary on Biden.
“The whole thing is just incredibly embarrassing, and not simply to poor, illiterate Jill Biden, but to the college that considered this crap scholarship,” Carlson said. “Embarrassing, in fact, to our entire system of higher education. To the nation itself. Jill Biden’s doctoral dissertation is our national shame.”
In response to the Wall Street Journal op-ed, prominent women like Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and former first lady Michelle Obama came to Biden’s defense. Not long after Wednesday’s attack, CNN’s Chris Cuomo and Don Lemon joined them.
“Sometimes they don’t even know it,” Cuomo said. “They don’t know that they’re just pissed that it’s a woman, ya know?” “Nobody says we shouldn’t call Dr. King Dr. King anymore,” Lemon added. “I mean, you know, they’re not mad about that, are they?” “I don’t even think it’s mad,” Cuomo responded. “I just think that it’s become so reductive. Opposition in politics has become such currency.”
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