Of course, Tucker Carlson is a journalist in the same sense that Joseph Goebbels was. Which means, not at all.
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.”
Say, did Tucker ever mention Melania Trump and her “Einstein” visa? I’m thinking not.
Tucker simply had to weigh in amidst the roiling controversy over Joseph Epstein’s incandescently condescending column in the Wall Street Journal over the weekend, in which he appeared to disgorge 60 years of male resentment all at once onto the venerable sheet’s popular cray-cray section.
Here’s a taste.
“Madame First Lady—Mrs. Biden—Jill—kiddo: a bit of advice on what may seem like a small but I think is a not unimportant matter. Any chance you might drop the ‘Dr.’ before your name? ‘Dr. Jill Biden’ sounds and feels fraudulent, not to say a touch comic. Your degree is, I believe, an Ed.D., a doctor or education, earned at the University of Delaware through a dissertation with the unpromising title ‘Student Retention at the Community College Level: Meeting Students’ Needs.’ A wise man once said that no one should call himself ‘Dr.’ unless he has delivered a child. Think about it, Dr. Jill, and forthwith drop the doc.”
Meanwhile, Tucker Carlson’s most salient accomplishment so far has been inheriting money.
Of course, he’s a wealthy mover and shaker in the same sense that the Monopoly man is. And it’s a good thing he had lots of trust fund cash, because his opinions are worthless.
So why would Tucker Carlson double down on Epstein’s awful take? Because he’s awful. This is the kind of thing 6-year-olds do to girls they like. Only Carlson isn’t 6, and he’s not in the same class as Jill Biden, so the pigtail-pulling routine is kind of lame.
Meanwhile, we have one more Christmas with our adorable Einstein FLOTUS. Can’t wait to see what Kafkaesque form the phalanx of nightmare trees takes this year.
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