Katie Couric withheld Judge Ginsburg’s opposition to the race’s protesters taking a knee

Katie Couric deliberately withheld the death of the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg against people taking a knee in protest of racial justice during the national anthem, according to reports from Ms. Couric’s new memoir later this month.

The journalist admitted to trying to “protect” Ginsburg by editing comments she had made about the knee-jerk controversy during a 2016 interview that Ms. Couric, a former host of NBC’s “Today” program, made for Yahoo News.

The article quoted Ginsburg as saying that taking a knee is “stupid and disrespectful”, but her more ardent comments were omitted.

She also said the gesture showed a “contempt for a government that has allowed their parents and grandparents to live a decent life … as they probably could not have lived in the places they came from … when they getting older, they realize that this was youthful foolishness, ”according to the Daily Mail, which first reported about Mrs. Couric’s interview.

In her memoir “Going There,” Ms. Couric admits to letting her personal views influence certain stories, pointing to the 2016 interview with Ginsburg.

The Daily Mail noted that Ms Couric considered Ginsburg’s comments “unworthy of a crusader for equality”, referring to the Liberal icon’s record in the Supreme Court.

The journalist said she removed the more detailed comments from the deceased justice because Ginsburg was “older” – 83 at the time – and “probably did not fully understand the issue.”

“Going There” will be released on October 26.

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