Katie Couric blocked Judge Ginsburg’s opposition to racial justice protesters who got on their knees
Katie Couric intentionally obscured the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s hatred of people who rode to protest racial justice during the national anthem, according to reports from Couric’s new memoirs released later this month.
The journalist admitted to trying to “protect” Ginsburg by editing comments she made about the kneeling controversy during a 2016 interview in which Ms. Couric, a former host of NBC’s “Today” show, was presenting for Yahoo News.
In the article, Ginsburg was quoted as saying that taking the knee was “stupid and disrespectful,” but that her more fiery comments were deleted.
She also said the gesture showed “a contempt for the government that made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life…maybe they could not have lived in the places they came from…as they got older they realized this was the folly of youth”, according to the Daily Mail , which was first mentioned In an interview with Mrs. Couric.
In her memoir, Going There, Ms. Couric admits to letting her personal opinions influence certain stories, citing a 2016 interview with Ginsburg.
The Daily Mail noted that Ms Couric thought Ginsburg’s comments “do not deserve to be a crusader for equality”, referring to the liberal icon’s record in the Supreme Court.
The journalist said she removed the late judge’s more detailed comments because Ginsburg was “old” – 83 at the time – and “maybe he didn’t fully understand the question.”
“Going There” will be released on October 26.