The attacks on Dr. Jill Biden for being a highly educated woman are part of a coordinated and manufactured right-wing “culture war.” It’s a group of right-wing men – columnists, editors and talk-show personalities – all talking to other men and laughing about how funny it is that the incoming First Lady of the United States prioritized her own education, and the education of other people. They wanted this culture war. They want “Jill Biden’s doctorate in education” to become the new “Obama’s birth certificate.” But we’re older and wiser now, right? We won’t let them get away with turning this into their bullsh-t culture war? Tucker Carlson has really gone all in on mocking Dr. Jill Biden – and all educated women – on his show. Last night was apparently the third night in a row that he did a segment on Dr. Jill.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson obsessed over Jill Biden’s doctorate in education for the third night in a row on Wednesday, this time devoting roughly ten minutes to mocking her dissertation while claiming the incoming first lady is “borderline illiterate.” After targeting Biden once again on Tuesday night, Carlson made it a trifecta on Wednesday evening by trashing the soon-to-be first lady’s doctoral dissertation and trying to smear her as someone who “can’t write.”
Spending a few minutes joking about how Biden’s “not a healer” and merely has “an education degree from some school in Delaware,” Carlson—whom Fox News lawyers have successfully argued shouldn’t be taken seriously—then pivoted to questioning Biden’s intelligence.
“We read her dissertation this week,” he declared, adding: “Dr. Jill needs reading glasses, either that, or she’s borderline illiterate. There are typos everywhere, including in the first graph of the introduction. Dr. Jill can’t write, she can’t really think clearly, either. Part of the dissertation seems to be written in a foreign language using English words. They’re essentially pure nonsense like pig Latin or dogs barking. The whole thing is incredibly embarrassing. And not simply to poor illiterate Jill Biden, but to the college that considered this scholarship.”
The conservative Fox News host was just getting started, ramping up his insults by saying that Biden’s “doctoral dissertation was our national shame.”
It’s painful to read this, but I feel like we actually need to know what this f–kers are saying so we can rebut it, or else this sh-t will drag out like the Birther crap. Carlson’s audience clearly wants to hear that Dr. Jill Biden isn’t so fancy after all, that it’s okay if they can’t understand her dissertation, because Tucker read it and he didn’t understand either! Git er done! Anyway, these flaccid bugf–kers really are the worst, and Dr. Jill Biden remains unproblematic. When the Bidens come into the White House, the Carlsons and Epsteins of the world are going to begin building the case that Dr. Jill needs to quit her job as a professor because Murica. That where these attacks are leading. Not only that, if Dr. Biden continues to work at the community college, Carlson and the right-wing media will incite their followers to go on campus and harass her and her students.
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