Is Television News Finally Referring To Jill Biden As "Dr."?

An opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal last December provoked a heated debate over the use of the honorific “Dr.” by future first lady Jill Biden when the writer suggested that only medical doctors should use the courtesy title, rather than anyone with a doctorate. The op-ed drew considerable backlash, with widespread support expressed across news outlets and among the punditry for her use of the prefix. Yet, as the screen captures of the Democratic National Convention below show, television news channels took very different approaches to how they addressed Biden, from "Dr. Jill Biden" on Fox News and BBC News to just "Jill Biden" on MSNBC to "Jill Biden, Joe Biden's wife" on CNN at one point.

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