Conservatives blasted for not calling Kavanaugh accuser ‘Dr.’ Ford. One tiny problem …

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According to the hysterical left, conservatives must do more than just automatically believe Christine Blasey Ford’s spurious allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. They must also refer to her as Dr. Ford. Why? Because sexism, of course.

“Her name is Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Use it,” reads one exasperated headline from a column at The Washington Post.

“Whether you support Christine Blasey Ford or not, please call her by her name. Just as we treat Kavanaugh with respect when referring to him, we should afford Ford the same respect. She, like Kavanaugh, needs to be seen to be fairly heard,” the writer argued, adding that to not refer to as her Dr. Ford is sexist.

He likewise maintained that Ford should be called “Dr. Ford” because everybody calls Kavanaugh, “judge.” Not really true.

Regardless, similar protestations can be seen and heard all through the media and even on social media, where conservatives are now being blasted for allegedly mistreating Ford.

Observe what happened when renowned conservative columnist Byron York referred to Ford as Ford instead of Dr. Ford:

Is it really that serious? To some, it is. They claim that anyone with a with a Ph.D. should be referred to as doctor. In the case of Ford, she boasts a Ph.D. in educational psychology from the University of Southern California and currently works as a professor at Palo Alto University, where she reportedly teaches clinical trial design and data analysis.

Not every media organization agrees on the usage of “Dr.” According to the Associated Press Stylebook, only individuals who hold degrees in medicine, dental surgery, osteopathy or podiatric medicine should have the title. Keep in mind that this is a universal guideline used by many publishers for years.

Is the AP Stylebook sexist? Probably not. Neither are the litany of Twitter users who disagree with the idea of automatically referring to Ford as Dr. Ford:

Ford has herself said nothing about the way people address her. The only people who’ve actually complained have been those among her rabid followers, including her sycophants in the media.

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