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“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 Anonymousreply 4208/02/2020

We really do have some of the dumbest trolls on the Internet, don't we?

by Anonymousreply 108/01/2020

I eat old people’s excrement.

by Anonymousreply 208/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 308/01/2020

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.

Trollshit :)

by Anonymousreply 408/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 508/01/2020

If we can pretend Melania isn't a hooker we can call Jill, a doctor.

by Anonymousreply 608/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 708/01/2020

I am architekt, I goed to universitee een Slovenia for about five weeks!

by Anonymousreply 808/01/2020

Jill Biden for Surgeon General!

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by Anonymousreply 908/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1008/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1108/01/2020

I think I'll have eggs this morning.

by Anonymousreply 1208/01/2020

Don't forget Dr. Bill Cosby!

by Anonymousreply 1308/01/2020

[quote] And while she’s at it, maybe an age and FLOTUS-appropriate hemline.

Is this hemline more FLOTUS-appropriate?

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by Anonymousreply 1408/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1508/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 1608/01/2020

[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 Anonymousreply 1708/01/2020

So, you're a doctor like Kissinger is a doctor?

by Anonymousreply 1808/01/2020

I'm so stupid I can't even tell the difference

by Anonymousreply 1908/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2008/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2108/01/2020

When and where does she "insist" on being called Doctor?

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by Anonymousreply 2208/01/2020

Is the media the one pushing the Dr moniker?

by Anonymousreply 2308/01/2020

It was embarrassing when Whoopi suggested Jill be the. Surgeon general because she’s an “amazing doctor”.

by Anonymousreply 2408/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2508/01/2020

Jill will most likely be the one with the real power if Biden becomes president. And I'm ok wth that

by Anonymousreply 2608/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2708/01/2020

Dr. Pepper deserves our respect too.

by Anonymousreply 2808/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 2908/01/2020

What’s your doctorate in, R29? The study of pots and pans? You are the most essential worker right now.

by Anonymousreply 3008/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3108/01/2020

They use it to make Jill Biden sound very smart and accomplished. It works on idiots like Whoopi.

by Anonymousreply 3208/01/2020

"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 Anonymousreply 3308/01/2020

r32 thinks Melania Trump is smart and accomplished and speaks 5 languages

by Anonymousreply 3408/01/2020

Two PhDs is arguably tackier than insisting that people call you doctor.

by Anonymousreply 3508/01/2020

R34, Nah most decent people can see that hoth parties and their representives are no good.

by Anonymousreply 3608/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 3708/01/2020


The average ntelligence of a typical brainwashed Bernie hater on display.

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by Anonymousreply 3808/01/2020

It's about comparisons. "Who would you rather have as a First Lady, a doctor or a pornstar?"

by Anonymousreply 3908/01/2020

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 Anonymousreply 4008/01/2020

R36 is the both sides troll. Melania went to college for a semester but pretended to be a graduate

by Anonymousreply 4108/01/2020

[quote]Dr. Pepper

There is no period

by Anonymousreply 4208/02/2020
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