[Ed. – Carlson’s comment was meanspirited, but she brought this on herself by beginning this inane practice in the first place.]
Fox News host Tucker Carlson took aim at incoming first lady Jill Biden on Monday evening, downplaying her doctoral degree in education amid the escalating controversy over whether she should use the prefix “Dr.”
“Jill Biden is not a doctor, no,” Carlson said on his nightly program. “Maybe in the same sense Dr. Pepper is.”
He added Biden has the “same degree as Dr. Bill Cosby.”
Biden, a community college teacher, earned a doctorate of education from the University of Delaware in 2007.
An op-ed in The Wall Street Journal last week sparked backlash after it suggested Biden drop the “Dr.” from her name, questioning her credentials.
“A wise man once said that no one should call himself ‘Dr.’ unless he has delivered a child,” Joseph Epstein wrote.