In her new book, Katie Couric admits she edited a 2016 interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg to suppress the Supreme Court Justice’s feelings about people who kneel in protest during the national anthem.
The former Today Show anchor reveals in her memoir “Going There,” which releases October 26, that Ginsburg told her athletes who kneel during the national anthem are showing “contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life.”
Couric writes that she removed the comments from the interview, published at Yahoo five years ago, because she feared the then-83-year-old justice was “elderly” and “probably didn’t fully understand the question.”
According to the Daily Mail, which first broke the story, Couric said her intention was to “protect” Ginsburg because she believed the issue of racial justice was a ‘blind spot’ for her. Couric did, however, include Ginsburg’s statement the anthem protests “dumb and disrespectful.”
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