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Katie Couric edited out Ruth Bader Ginsburg's comments that taking the knee is dumb and disrespectful



Katie Couric in her memoir, Going There, wrote that she edited out a part where Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg 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."

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. she faced a 'conundrum' when Ginsburg made comments about Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL player who became the controversial figurehead behind the national anthem protest against racial injustice.

Katie Couric felt that when Justice Ginsburg said that people like Colin Kaepernick, the former NFL player who became the controversial figurehead behind the national anthem protest against racial injustice, were "dumb and disrespectful' they were comments that were "unworthy of a crusader for equality" like the liberal Supreme Court justice.

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.

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10-14-21