The Left might love Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
But that doesn’t mean that RBG loved everything about the Left.
Specifically, it turns out that RBG was NOT a fan of BLM athletes kneeling for the National Anthem.
In fact, RBG was openly outspoken against it.
So why didn’t we hear about it?
Well, it turns out that Katie Couric edited out RBG’s comments.
She was trying to “protect” the Supreme Court Justice, so she omitted reporting on Ginsburg’s anti-kneeling comments.
There’s a lot to unpack here.
More details below:
It is one of the temptations of journalism to protect those you favor. Couric was urged not to do this by the former president of ABC News, himself a news anchor. It was the right advice. https://t.co/oFLMW1Qfmw
— Brit Hume (@brithume) October 13, 2021
— New York Post (@nypost) October 13, 2021
— Natalie Shure (@nataliesurely) October 13, 2021
First of all, I thought it was the responsibility of journalists to report the news.
Since when did they try to “protect” public figures?
Have you EVER heard of a media figure trying to “protect” Donald Trump?
Of course not!
Yet… Couric thought she had the power to “protect” Ginsburg by covering-up the late Justice’s anti-kneeling stance.
It’s so bad that even the left-wing Huffington Post is reporting on it:
In a new book, journalist Katie Couric reveals that she previously chose not to report the comments the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made about athletes kneeling during the national anthem in protest against racial injustice.
In an upcoming memoir, “Going There,” Couric says that she held back some of Ginsburg’s comments from a 2016 interview to “protect” the then-“elderly” justice, the Daily Mail first reported.
In the 2016 interview published by Yahoo News, Ginsburg, who died last year, was quoted as saying that protests by NFL players choosing not to stand before games were “dumb and disrespectful.”
The kneeling protests, led by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, were meant to call out police violence and systemic racism against Black people in the U.S.
What Couric didn’t include in the Yahoo News interview was Ginsburg saying that athletes protesting in this way were showing “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.”
In her book, Couric says she held the comments back at the time because she “wanted to protect” Ginsburg, then 83, because she was “elderly and probably didn’t fully understand the question.”
Did you notice that HuffPost didn’t even publish Ginsburg’s comments?
Are they trying to “protect” the legacy of Ginsburg as well?
Here’s exactly what Ginsburg said about the BLM kneelers:
[They have] contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life.
Unfortunately, we shouldn’t be surprised.
This isn’t the first time Couric has deceptively edited her interviews.
Anyone here remember the 2008 Sarah Palin interview?
If only someone would have warned us, multiple times, that Katie Couric has a tendency to deceptively edit her interviews. pic.twitter.com/nyqKWcGdxM
— Stephen Gutowski (@StephenGutowski) October 13, 2021
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 appears that Couric feels guilty over this deceptive cover-up.
How do we know?
She apparently lost a lot of sleep over her decision.
Per People magazine:
Katie Couric is revealing a journalistic “conundrum” that caused her to lose “a lot of sleep,” she writes in an upcoming memoir.
Going There contains an anecdote about an interview she did with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg for a Yahoo! News story in 2016, according to passages obtained by The Daily Mail.
Couric, 64, asked the justice, who died in 2020 at 87, about San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and other athletes kneeling during the national anthem before games as a form of protest against racial injustices in the U.S.
Though Couric’s piece contained a substantial portion of Ginsburg’s answer to the questioning, Couric edited out part of the response in her story, according to the passages in the Mail.
Couric’s memoir will be published on Oct. 26. In an exclusive PEOPLE interview in this week’s cover story story, she reflects on her time with disgraced anchor Matt Lauer — and how his behavior “shocked” her — as well as her struggles with bulimia and more.
Writing about the Ginsburg episode from 2016, Couric says that she “wanted to protect” the justice from her own words, according to the Mail excerpts.
That included Ginsburg’s assertion that such protests show 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 become older they realize that this was a youthful folly. And that’s why education is important.”
Although those sentences did not appear in the 2016 piece, Couric did share much of the justice’s opinion, including this line about the protests: “I think it’s really dumb of them.”
Couric writes that she felt that response was “unworthy of a crusader for equality,” but she nonetheless included it and more of Ginsburg’s quotes after consulting with other journalists, including David Brooks of The New York Times and David Westin, the former head of ABC News.
This appears to be yet more evidence that the fake news media will “cover-up” for their own.
But on the other hand, they have no problem making up fake stories about the right (i.e. Covington High School kids).
We have a funny feeling the mainstream media won’t want to cover Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s thoughts on the BLM kneelers.
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