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Katie Couric edited part of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s answer on anthem-kneeling to “protect” her, the Daily Mail reports.
Couric, who calls herself a “big RGB fan,” made the revelation about an interview with the late Supreme Court justice in her new memoir “Going There,” out later this month.
“I withheld RBG’s harsh anthem-kneeling comments to protect her,” Couric wrote.
She included Ginsburg calling the kneeling “dumb and disrespectful,” but censored a stronger portion out of the Yahoo! News story in 2016.
Ginsburg, noting that she wouldn’t put a person in prison for it, said kneeling for the National Anthem shows “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.”
Couric said he lost sleep and felt “conflicted” over the decision.
She “was elderly and probably didn’t understand the question,” the former “Today” host wrote.
The head of public affairs for the Supreme Court emailed Couric after the interview, telling her Ginsburg had “misspoken” and requested her comments be removed, which Couric did to an extent.
Fox News contributor Jonathan Turley called Couric’s selective editing “advocacy journalism.”