Jill Biden’s educational background became a national topic of discussion this week through no fault of her own. In a hackneyed and misogynistic comment published in the Wall St. Journal, a man named Joseph Epstein claimed that the future first lady did not deserve the right to be called a doctor.
Instead of ignoring the popular column, Fox News had chosen to engage in the false controversy. During his Wednesday show, Tucker Carlson did not speak about the COVID-19 pandemic and the destruction it has caused. He was talking about Jill Biden’s dissertation.
The Fox host told his viewers that his team was immersed in Biden’s college paper. “Dr. Jill needs reading glasses, ”he began. “Either that or she is illiterate on the border. There are typographical errors everywhere, including the first graphic in the introduction. Dr. Jill can’t write – she can’t really think clearly either. Parts of the dissertation seem to be written in a foreign language with English words. “
Tucker Carlson claims Jill Biden is illiterate on the border pic.twitter.com/j05Hib4L3k
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“They are essentially nonsense, like pig Latin or barking dogs. The whole thing is just incredibly embarrassing. And not just for poor illiterate Jill Biden, but for the college that considered that crap scholarship. Embarrassing indeed for our entire higher education system, for the nation itself. Jill Biden’s PhD is our national disgrace. Are we exaggerating? Well, you decide! “
Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based policy and technology writer. His work has been featured on psfk.com, foxsports.com and hillreporter.com. He likes sports, politics, comics, and spends time with his family on the shore.