'Protective' Katie Couric left out RBG's criticisms of kneeling for anthem in 2016 interview

Katie Couric announced that her 2016 interview with Ruth Bader Ginsburg left out some of the former Supreme Court Justice's unfavorable views about people kneeling for the national anthem.
Couric reveals in her memoir Going There, due to be released October 26th, that her comments puzzled her and that she felt “protective” of the then 83-year-old Ginsburg, the Daily Mail previously reported.
While Ginsburg criticized protesters like Colin Kaepernick as "stupid and disrespectful" in the last cut, her comments were left out, who described the protest act as "contempt for a government" that has enabled their parents and grandparents to lead a decent life. ”
Ginsburg reportedly continued, “They probably couldn't live in the places they came from. ... As they got older, they realized that this was youthful folly. And that's why education is important. "
The day after Couric interviewed Ginsburg, the Supreme Court's public affairs director reportedly asked that some of the statements be removed from the final product.
Couric was in conflict over the request and sought advice from New York Times journalist David Brooks and former ABC News boss David Westin. Brooks argued that she should remove the statements because Ginsburg "was older and likely did not fully understand the question".
Westin said she should keep her because "people should hear what she thinks" as a member of the Supreme Court.
Couric eventually sided with her personal beliefs and edited some of Ginsburg's statements that she believed were "unworthy of a crusader for equality," believing that Supreme Court justices had a "blind spot" when it came to racial justice went.
Ginsburg died in 2020 and was one of the court's most famous left-wing judges.
The American Civil Liberties Union came under fire last month for censoring a Ginsburg quote by removing language specific to women.
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Tags: News, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Interview, Supreme Court, National Anthem
Original Author: Virginia Aabram
Original setting: 'Protective' Katie Couric left out RBG's criticism of kneeling for the anthem in the 2016 interview
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Katie Couric
American television and online journalist, presenter, producer, and writer
Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court

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