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Thursday, July 12, 2012
Newsmax Now Publishing 'Dr.' Alveda King
Topic: Newsmax

Newsmax has added anti-abortion activist Alveda King as a columnist. But that's not all -- Newsmax is calling her "Dr. Alveda King," as the header on her column archive shows:

But as we've noted, and others have pointed out, King has never earned a doctorate degree; the one being referenced here is honorary.

People who have never earned a Ph.D. don't get to call themselves "Dr." -- and anyway, standard news style is to reserve that title only for those with medical degrees -- but Alveda King does, and Newsmax, which should know better, is allowing it to happen.


Posted by Terry K. at 9:48 AM EDT

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