Ruth Bader Ginsburg - People who kneel are showing 'contempt for a government that made a decent life possible'
Katie Couric covered up RBG's dislike for taking the knee: Anchor says she edited 2016 interview to 'protect' the justice after she said people who kneel are showing 'contempt for a government that made a decent life possible'
- Katie Couric has admitted to editing out Ruth Bader Ginsburg's controversial comments from her 2016 sit-down with the late Supreme Court Justice
- Couric writes that she was faced with a 'conundrum' while working on the story for Yahoo! News, in her scathing new memoir, Going There, released October 26
- The former Today show host reveals Ginsburg responded negatively when asked about people who kneel for the national anthem as a protest against racism
- The published story did include quotes from the justice calling the gesture 'dumb and disrespectful' but omitted more controversial remarks
- Ginsburg had also said that such protests showed '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,' she added
- Couric claims that Ginsburg, who was 83 at the time, was 'elderly and probably didn't fully understand the question'
- She admits she 'wanted to protect' Ginsburg and felt that the issue of racial justice was a 'blind spot' for her