Katie Couric has admitted to ‘protecting’ Ruth Bader Ginsburg from public backlash by cutting out negative comments she made about people who kneel during the national anthem.
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.
In new memoir, Going There, Couric writes that she edited out a part where 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.’
These sentiments are not terribly surprising from a liberal from Ginsburg’s generation. They also exemplify why even generally admirable figures convincing themselves that they are Indispensible Demigods as they get older is extremely bad, even if the effects are rarely as disastrous as RBG’s vain decision not to step down in 2013, a disaster the even more dispensable Stepehen Breyer is determined to court despite this.