A viral Twitter thread in which incoming first lady Jill Biden’s 2007 dissertation broke down to earn her PhD in Education outlined examples of bad writing and math mistakes.
Biden’s 137-page executive position paper discussed issues of student retention at community colleges.
“It’s bad,” Matt Bethlehemanti tweeted Sunday, according to RedState, before listing examples of word salad like, “The unique nature of the classroom also creates a complexity of problems.”
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Elsewhere, Biden seems to be forgetting her fractures by writing, “Three-quarters of the class will be white; a quarter of the class will be African American; one chair will contain a Latino; and the remaining seats will be filled with students of Asian descent. or non-resident aliens. “
The thesis would not have attracted attention without a recent Wall Street Journal opinion by Joseph Epstein criticizing Biden, who is not a physician, for her use of the title “Dr. Biden.”
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“Your degree is, I believe, an Ed.D., a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Delaware through a dissertation with the unsuspecting title ‘Student Retention at the Community College Level: Meeting Students’ Needs Epstein wrote. . “A wise man once said that no one would call himself ‘Dr.’ “Unless he’s given birth to a child. Think about it, Dr. Jill, and drop the doctor immediately.”
The play caused an uproar that has not abated as media outlets and liberal Biden allies rushed to defend it. NBC’s Today Show showed a section about the “kickback” of the play. MSNBC’s Brian Williams called it “spectacularly condescending,” and numerous experts said Epstein’s essay should never have been published. Northwestern University, where Epstein once taught, wiped his profile from its website and condemned his “misogyny.”
Some argued that Biden’s criticisms paled in comparison to coverage of current first lady Melania Trump, with some critics citing a November 17 Washington Post article about gambling when she could divorce President Trump.
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Matthew Walther of the week tweeted Monday that if Melania Trump is an Ed.D. and insisted on being called “Dr. Trump”, the currently outraged “laughed her out of the room”.
Biden’s title has caused confusion in the media about her credentials. Whoopi Goldberg, co-host of ‘The View’, said in March that she should become Surgeon General, calling her a ‘great doctor’, under the mistaken impression that Biden was a doctor.