“There has been some criticism recently from conservatives, including some conservatives on Fox News, about the fact that first lady-to-be Jill Biden goes by the title doctor,” Chris Wallace said in an interview with Joe Biden’s press person Jen Psaki on “Fox News Sunday.”
“I wonder, what is the Bidens’ reaction to that, especially given the fact that so many people over the years — I think of Dr. Henry Kissinger, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King — have gone by the title doctor even though they’re not medical doctors and nobody seems to have made a fuss about that,” Wallace continued.
“It’s a really silly, sexist, and absurd conversation that’s happening in society and I appreciate you asking me about it,” Psaki responded, then carried on with further criticisms.
Jill Biden’s doctorate is in education, not exactly comparable to a medical or science doctorate in the minds of many.
Here’s what Tucker Carlson said to inspire Wallace’s wrath.
Related Story: — Jill Biden’s Doctorate Is Garbage Because Her Dissertation Is Garbage
You can tell someone is smarting from an inferiority complex when he insists on being addressed as “Dr.” on the basis of holding an academic doctorate rather than being a physician. Ph.D. holders who have genuine accomplishments don’t make you call them “Doctor,” which is why you never hear about “Dr. Paul Krugman” and “Dr. George Will.”
None of the professors I knew at Yale, even the ones who were eminent in their fields, insisted on the title, and I think most of them would have scoffed if someone had addressed them as “Dr.” The only reason you ever hear the phrase “Dr. Henry Kissinger” is that Kissy grew up in title-mad, airs-and-graces Germany, where people are awed rather than dismissive even if you insist on a triple-serving title (“Herr Professor Doktor”).
– Read more from Kyle Smith.
This content is published through a licensing agreement with Acquire Media using its NewsEdge technology.