“DOCTOR Jill Biden” - Why does the media push and even accentuate this title?
Mrs. Biden has really milked her community college background to absurd lengths.
It’s true, she earned something called an EdD., which is given to people pursuing management in education. Unlike a PhD. however, an EdD. is not routinely awarded for those pursuing research or teaching at universities. Referring to her as “doctor” is much like referring to a lawyer as a doctor. I currently consult to a large research university in Massachusetts and none of the leaders or academics ever refer to one another as “doctor”, just by their first or last names.
Insisting on being called “doctor”, especially when the qualifier has been achieved by such a razor’s edge margin is far from the norm and not remotely considered or even intended to be a commonly used social or professional title.
Michelle Obama was never referred to as “doctor” even though she had honorary doctorates and an actual Juris Doctor long before going to the White House. And if anyone in D.C. deserves that title to be used, it would be her. President Obama is also a doctor with his J.D and he never went by “Doctor Obama”.
Ms. Jill needs needs sit that down a while and focus on being the First Lady.
And while she’s at it, maybe an age and FLOTUS-appropriate hemline. The baby-doll and knee-skirt length dresses are a little weird. She’s gotta knock it off with the whole Florida hooker-tan and short skirt shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 42||08/02/2020|
We really do have some of the dumbest trolls on the Internet, don't we?
|by Anonymous||reply 1||08/01/2020|
I eat old people’s excrement.
|by Anonymous||reply 2||08/01/2020|
I think OP has a legitimate point. Flaunting the credentials is absurd and pretentious.
It has nothing to do with supporting Biden, which anybody with a brain will do.
|by Anonymous||reply 3||08/01/2020|
You beat me to the reply, R1...LOL. If it "consults to a large research university" and its just exhibited the limits of his reasoning, I weep for whatever "research" is being produced.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||08/01/2020|
I cringe when academics ask to be referred to by their doctorate. If someone is having a heart attack and yells for a doctor, they don’t mean a pompous nerd who got a Ph.D in Russian Literature.
Med school, residencies, and internships are astronomically more challenging than reading and writing books for a few years, and it’s embarrassing to even expect to be compared to that.
I think it also bit Blasey Ford in the ass too.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||08/01/2020|
If we can pretend Melania isn't a hooker we can call Jill, a doctor.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||08/01/2020|
I could care less if she’s a Dr of chiropractic with a certificate from Tijuana. At least she’s better than the first whore.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||08/01/2020|
I am architekt, I goed to universitee een Slovenia for about five weeks!
|by Anonymous||reply 8||08/01/2020|
Jill Biden for Surgeon General!
|by Anonymous||reply 9||08/01/2020|
It’s interesting the way doctors are revered in the US, and yet in the UK, they don’t seem to garner much respect. Both Kate and Gerry McCann (parents to missing Madeleine) are medical doctors, but the press always refers to them as “Mr and Mrs McCann.”
|by Anonymous||reply 10||08/01/2020|
Ed.Ds typically insist on being called "doctor" because they rightfully perceive themselves as holding worthless degrees no one respects. I would never ask people to call me "doctor" because it's tacky.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||08/01/2020|
I think I'll have eggs this morning.
|by Anonymous||reply 12||08/01/2020|
Don't forget Dr. Bill Cosby!
|by Anonymous||reply 13||08/01/2020|
[quote] And while she’s at it, maybe an age and FLOTUS-appropriate hemline.
Is this hemline more FLOTUS-appropriate?
|by Anonymous||reply 14||08/01/2020|
Notice how the OP doesn't bother to back up his claim that Jill Biden "has really milked her community college background" or that she is personally "insisting on being called 'doctor'." He simply asserts it.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||08/01/2020|
I have two PhDs (not bragging—in retrospect, the second one was a why bother). I would never ask someone to address me as “Dr.” At some schools, it’s the convention; at others (usually tonier schools), it’s a sign of being “nouveau,” usually reserved for recent grads. That said, I think it’s petty to use Dr. for a PhD and not for EdD. They are both doctorate degrees. Lawyers almost never use the title Dr. “Esq” is their professional prevention.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||08/01/2020|
[QUOTE] I have two PhDs (not bragging—in retrospect, the second one was a why bother).
A humble brag within a humble brag. Very impressive, Dr. R16.
|by Anonymous||reply 17||08/01/2020|
So, you're a doctor like Kissinger is a doctor?
|by Anonymous||reply 18||08/01/2020|
I'm so stupid I can't even tell the difference
|by Anonymous||reply 19||08/01/2020|
R17 I knew someone would accuse me of humblebrag. I did the second one as a way of getting funding for a full sabbatical year as much as anything. Anyone who has gone through a decent undergrad can write a dissertation—it takes long hard work more than anything remotely like original intelligence.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||08/01/2020|
I worked with a pretentious, pompous guy with a doctorate in education who insisted on being called "Dr." including in print. He was pissed when he found out our style is to write John Smith, Ph.D.; John Smith, M.D.; John Smith, Ed.D.; etc.
Then he made a big deal out of how it wasn't necessary to list his degree--so humble!
I've met Dr. Jill Biden a few times--she has some of the hallmarks of being a wonderful person--and she would be a monumental improvement for the country compared to its current First Lady.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||08/01/2020|
When and where does she "insist" on being called Doctor?
|by Anonymous||reply 22||08/01/2020|
Is the media the one pushing the Dr moniker?
|by Anonymous||reply 23||08/01/2020|
It was embarrassing when Whoopi suggested Jill be the. Surgeon general because she’s an “amazing doctor”.
|by Anonymous||reply 24||08/01/2020|
Yes, just like they’re the ones pushing Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben off food boxes while telling us that “black people” are demanding it.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||08/01/2020|
Jill will most likely be the one with the real power if Biden becomes president. And I'm ok wth that
|by Anonymous||reply 26||08/01/2020|
The horror of referring to someone by the honorific! You'd think we were a nation of idiots incapable of respecting anyone of achievement... oh, wait. Nevermind.
|by Anonymous||reply 27||08/01/2020|
Dr. Pepper deserves our respect too.
|by Anonymous||reply 28||08/01/2020|
the title of "doctor" originally had nothing whatsoever to do with medical practitioners. it was solely an academic distinction.
so stop crying about "doctor" being co-opted by non-medicals. YOU snooty-asses are the co-optors, and are just afraid of anyone having any kind of status on par with you.
|by Anonymous||reply 29||08/01/2020|
What’s your doctorate in, R29? The study of pots and pans? You are the most essential worker right now.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||08/01/2020|
Why should ANYONE be given the honorific "Dr." outside of their professional work auspices? Why do we call MDs "doctor" in social situations?
That should be the real question.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||08/01/2020|
They use it to make Jill Biden sound very smart and accomplished. It works on idiots like Whoopi.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||08/01/2020|
"Yes, just like they’re the ones pushing Aunt Jemima and Uncle Ben off food boxes while telling us that “black people” are demanding it."
As opposed to Republicans who freak out over a food company changing their packaging. Who cares if they do?
|by Anonymous||reply 33||08/01/2020|
r32 thinks Melania Trump is smart and accomplished and speaks 5 languages
|by Anonymous||reply 34||08/01/2020|
Two PhDs is arguably tackier than insisting that people call you doctor.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||08/01/2020|
R34, Nah most decent people can see that hoth parties and their representives are no good.
|by Anonymous||reply 36||08/01/2020|
She taught English as a second language at a local Community College in Northern Virginia. Which is fine but she puts on such airs at times.
I think the Dr is a bit much too.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||08/01/2020|
The average ntelligence of a typical brainwashed Bernie hater on display.
|by Anonymous||reply 38||08/01/2020|
It's about comparisons. "Who would you rather have as a First Lady, a doctor or a pornstar?"
|by Anonymous||reply 39||08/01/2020|
Most physicians refer to themselves when amongst colleagues, as physicians instead of doctors. At least the ones that I’m around. For instance if they think you’re a physician they’ll ask “are you a physician?”instead of “are you a doctor?”
|by Anonymous||reply 40||08/01/2020|
R36 is the both sides troll. Melania went to college for a semester but pretended to be a graduate
|by Anonymous||reply 41||08/01/2020|