In Commentary magazine, Joseph Epstein writes about the hubbub that was unleashed when he wrote the Wall Street Journal essay about Jill Biden's use of "doctor."
I have no problem with her use of the title but I think the reaction to Epstein's essay was way over the mark.
The press may have referred to "Dr. Lynne Cheney" but I can't recall an instance.
In 1976, when Daniel Patrick Moynihan debated James Buckley in their race for the Senate, Buckley referred to "Professor Moynihan."
Moynihan humorously replied, "The mudslinging has begun!"