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Katie Couric Admits to Editing Ruth Bader Ginsburg's Comments About NFL Players Kneeling to 'Protect Her'


Katie Couric has admitted to editing comments from Ruth Bader Ginsburg during an interview to “protect her.”

During an interview with Couric, the late Supreme Court Justice had said that those 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.”

“Which they probably could not have lived in the places they came from…as they became older they realize that this was youthful folly. And that’s why education is important,” Ginsburg had continued in her remarks that Couric scrapped.

The Daily Mail reports, “the former Today show host reveals in her new book that she let her personal political views influence her editing decisions after her interview with the late Supreme Court justice in 2016.”

In Couric’s new memoir, Going There, she details how she did include Ginsburg saying that Colin Kaepernick kneeling was “dumb and disrespectful,” but edited out comments where she elaborated on her view.

Couric claims that she believed the justice, who was 83 at the time, was just “elderly and probably didn’t fully understand the question.”

“Couric felt that when Ginsburg said that people like Kaepernick were ‘dumb and disrespectful’ they were comments that were ‘unworthy of a crusader for equality’ like the liberal Supreme Court justice,” the Daily Mail report says. “The day after the sit-down, the head of public affairs for the Supreme Court emailed Couric to say the late justice had ‘misspoken’ and asked that it be removed from the story.”

In addition to the comments detailed above, Ginsburg had also said that “I think it’s a terrible thing to do, but I wouldn’t lock a person up for doing it. I would point out how ridiculous it seems to me to do such an act.”

When Couric pushed further asking if she believes athletes are “within their rights to exercise those actions”, Ginsburg replied: “Yes. If they want to be stupid, there’s no law that should be preventive.”

“If they want to be arrogant, there’s no law that prevents them from that. What I would do is strongly take issue with the point of view that they are expressing when they do that,” she added.

Couric said that she believed at the time that Ginsburg had a “racial blind spot” and wanted to protect her.
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9 responses to “Katie Couric Admits to Editing Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Comments About NFL Players Kneeling to ‘Protect Her’”

  1. thndrbrd says:

    Just what the fuck. I think we need more talk like RBGs comments. Go, look at the National you come from and THEN let’s discuss how bad things are in the US.

  2. jeteroheller says:

    Seems like Couric was confused and didn’t understand the question.

  3. Tom Collins says:

    As a 75 year old I’m sure Ms. Couric would consider me as “elderly and probably didn’t fully understand the question.” The arrogance and small mindedness of people like her never ceases to amaze me. WTF lady!!!

  4. jhudler says:

    This is just insulting AF. RBG’s response was as cogent as one can get.
    Couric claims that she believed the justice, who was 83 at the time, was just “elderly and probably didn’t fully understand the question.”

  5. Rawdog says:

    So…RBG WASN’T the complete left wing nutjob she was made out to be…

    Somebody is controlling the narrative…

  6. pandusa says:

    She understood the question. The hive mind just wouldn’t have liked the answer.

  7. andrewspawn9417 says:

    Propaganda doesn’t make sense to the informed masses!

  8. Jennysgettininky says:

    Couric claims that she believed the justice, who was 83 at the time, was just “elderly and probably didn’t fully understand the question.” wow! no wonder ppl think 2+2=5… they can’t add things up… they can’t see that if a justice is too ‘elderly and doesn’t understand’ an interview question, then how can they adequately serve as a justice… but clearly Couric couldn’t add that up… good grief….

  9. Devilsgun says:

    Damn. Lefties fucking with the Notorious RBG’s “Herstory” yet again… Fucking nuts

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