Katie Couric just came clean and admitted that she withheld Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s true and harshest comments on kneeling during the national anthem in 2016 to ‘protect’ her.
Couric has a new book, “Going There,” out Oct. 26. In the book, she admits to believing that Ginsburg, who was 83 at the time, didn’t quite understand the question. She “was elderly and probably didn’t understand the question,” Couric wrote.
Or was it more simple than that and the real answer is the NBC star just didn’t like the answer Ginsburg gave her. Here Couric admits to tipping the scales towards the liberal worldview, causing one to wonder if Couric did not censor the truth would the left have come to its senses 5 years ago? RBG was a hero of the left, if her true thoughts were public it would have had influence.
Instead, they are still running around trying to cancel anyone who doesn’t think like them.
Ginsburg really told Couric that not standing for the anthem shows a “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.”
“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,” RBG added.
From The New York Post:
Couric, being a “big RBG fan” and feeling protective of her and the controversy the comments would likely embroil her in, wrote in the book that she “lost a lot of sleep” and felt extremely “conflicted” over deciding whether she should include Ginsburg’s full thoughts on the matter.
As well, the day after the interview, the Supreme Court’s head of public affairs emailed Couric to say Ginsburg had “misspoken” and requested that her comments on the matter be removed from the piece. Couric eventually mostly did as they requested.
Couric writes that she wanted to protect RBG and so she edited out RBG saying 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.' https://t.co/iQKyeHjgCB— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) October 13, 2021
It was reported in 2016 that RBG harshly condemned Colin Kaepernick's national anthem protest, calling it "really dumb" and "dumb and disrespectful" and "ridiculous" and "a terrible thing to do." She also called it "stupid" and "arrogant":https://t.co/dQAU8Qmm4i— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) October 13, 2021