Katie Couric admits editing Ruth Bader Ginsburg comments from an interview after she criticized people who kneeled for the National Anthem.
In her new memoir, Going There, Couric writes that she edited Ginsburg’s comments about kneelers while working on a story for Yahoo! News in 2016.
The late Supreme Court Justice reportedly said, people who kneel for the national anthem were “stupid and arrogant.”
Ginsburg had also said that kneelers — like Eric Reid, left, and Kaepernick, right — showed “contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life”
However, Couric said she removed the comments from her interview because Ginsburg, who was 83 at the time, was “elderly” and probably didn’t understand the question.
Couric said she wanted to “protect” Ginsburg who was from a different era in America and the issue of racial justice was a “blind spot” for her.
Ginsburg was often criticized for not hiring any Black staffers to work in her office at the Supreme Court.
Ginsburg died of complications related to her long battle with pancreatic cancer on September 18, 2020 at age 87.
She was succeeded by former appeals court Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who was appointed to the SCOTUS by former President Donald Trump.