Journalist Katie Couric reveals in new book that she previously chose not to report late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s comments about athletes kneeling during the national anthem to protest injustice racial protest.
In an upcoming brief, “Go, “Couric says she withheld some of Ginsburg’s comments from a interview 2016 to “protect” the justice of the time, “old”, the Daily Mail first reported.
In the 2016 interview published by Yahoo News, Ginsburg, who died last year, reportedly said that protests from NFL players choosing not to stand up before games were “stupid and disrespectful. “
The kneeling protests, led by former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, were aimed at exposing police violence and systemic racism against blacks in the United States
What Couric did not include in the Yahoo News interview is that Ginsburg said that athletes who protested in this manner were showing “contempt for a government it allowed 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 withheld comments at the time because she “wanted to protect” Ginsburg, then 83, because she was “old and probably didn’t fully understand the matter.”
A few days after the publication of the 2016 interview, Ginsburg reconsidered his comments, saying in a statement that she had been “barely aware” of the protests or their “purpose” and that her comments were “inappropriate and harsh” and that she “should have refused to respond.”
In response to the revelations, Yahoo News said in a statement to the Washington Post that Couric “has not been affiliated with Yahoo News for many years after his departure in July 2017”.