Liberals Destroy Language: New ‘Dr. Who’ Jodie Whittaker Already Being Called a ‘Role Model’

-By Warner Todd Huston

The SyFy channel recently tweeted out that Britain’s new Dr. Who, actress Jodie Whittaker, is a “role model.” With this nonsense we can only note that liberals have destroyed achievement not to mention even the mere definition of words.

On July 20, American science fiction cable channel SyFy tweeted out a message to capitalize on the imminent debut of the new Dr. Who series that will star Yorkshire actress Jodie Whittaker as the first female Dr. in the decades-old British kid’s sci fi show.

“Role models come in all shapes, sizes, and genders. #DoctorWho #SDCC,” SyFy tweeted.

What hyperbolic nonsense. Role model?How?

The SyFy tweet comes on the heels of the show’s best trailer to date showing the new Dr. in action (and actually saying something finally — all other trailers to date just showed her looking enigmatic but silent).

Whittaker’s Dr. saying “right, this will be fun,” sounds more like the BBC imploring fans to give her a chance than it does an honest exclamation from a character!

The Beeb also released an image of what the new Dr.’s sonic screwdriver will look like. And, it is being met with raised eyebrows. The first female Dr.’s sonic screwdriver has the strange appearance of a… um… vibrator. Wow. Really, BBC?

Anyway, we are straying from how SyFy proved that liberals have destroyed language and achievement.

So, remember, SyFy tweeted out that Jodie Whittaker is a “role model.”

But, how is she a role model? She has a tidy little acting career, sure. But she is little known outside the UK (except for the few Americans who saw her on BBC America in several roles in various British TV series). And she isn’t known as a big activist or “role model” even in the UK where people actually know her work.

Yet, here we have SyFy saying she is a “role model.” Why? Just because she got picked to be on a TV show with an international fan base?

Remember, not a single episode of her turn as the Dr. had yet aired when SyFy tweeted out this claim. So, in truth, we don’t know what she is going to be. Will her stint as the Dr. be a hit? Will she do well in the role? Will it give her a platform to actually achieve something that might make a role model of her?

We don’t know. But one thing we do know is that just getting picked to be on TV does not make someone a role model!

So, no, SyFy, Jodie Whittaker is not a role model.  Your tweet destroys the language and bestows accolades on someone who has not actually achieved anything worthy of notice at all. People are role models for their actions, not because they were picked to be on a TV show.

This does not mean that Jodie Whittaker can’t become a worthy role model. But right now, while she may have potential, she hasn’t actually achieved anything to qualify her as a role model.

So, stop it, SyFy. Let’s wait until Jodie Whittaker actually does something before we make her into a role model.
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Warner Todd Huston is a Chicago based freelance writer. He has been writing news, opinion editorials and social criticism since early 2001 and before that wrote articles on U.S. history for several American history magazines. Huston is a featured writer for Andrew Breitbart’s Breitbart News, and he appears on such sites as,,, and many, many others. Huston has also appeared on Fox News, Fox Business Network, CNN, and many local TV shows as well as numerous talk radio shows throughout the country.

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