Katie Couric Admits To Editing Ruth Bader Ginsburg Interview To Protect The ...

Former Today show host Katie Couric is facing strong criticism after she revealed she had edited out part of an interview with the late Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends California first lady Maria Shriver's annual Women's Conference 2010 on October 26, 2010 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. Journalist Katie Couric has been criticized for editing out part of an interview with Ginsburg in 2016. © Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attends California first lady Maria Shriver's annual Women's Conference 2010 on October 26, 2010 at the Long Beach Convention Center in Long Beach, California. Journalist Katie Couric has been criticized for editing out part of an interview with Ginsburg in 2016.

In her new memoir, Going There, Couric admits that she edited out part of Ginsburg's comments about kneeling for the national anthem that the justice made during an interview in 2016.

Ginsburg had said anthem protesters showed "contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life" in remarks that were not included in the published story by Yahoo! News.

Some social media users took to Twitter on Wednesday and criticized Couric's decision to edit out Ginsburg's comments.

Natalie Shure, a columnist with New Republic, tweeted: "Completely indefensible for Katie Couric to withhold this from the public to protect a *sitting Supreme Court Justice*"

Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) also shared a storyabout the matter.

"Katie Couric deems RBG 'unworthy' because she wasn't sufficiently woke. Ridiculous," the senator tweeted.

Cruz was referring to Couric's description of Ginsburg's comments about football players taking the knee during the national anthem. The late justice had called taking the knee "dumb and disrespectful" and Couric believed those remarks were "unworthy of a crusader for equality." However, those comments were included in the published story.

Katie Couric deems RBG “unworthy” because she wasn’t sufficiently woke.

Ridiculous.#CorruptCorporateMedia https://t.co/PmU9fDsgBa

— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) October 13, 2021

Video: Katie Couric admits she 'protected' Ruth Bader Ginsburg by editing out disparaging remarks on anthem kneelers (FOX News)

Katie Couric admits she 'protected' Ruth Bader Ginsburg by editing out disparaging remarks on anthem kneelers > FOX News See more videos "> See more videos > > > > > What to watch next
  • Biden admin lacking transparency on unaccompanied minors from border sent to New York Biden admin lacking transparency on unaccompanied minors from border sent to New York>

    Biden admin lacking transparency on unaccompanied minors from border sent to New York

    FOX News Logo FOX News
  • Schmitt: Biden admin want to criminalize dissent, muzzle parents Schmitt: Biden admin want to criminalize dissent, muzzle parents>

    Schmitt: Biden admin want to criminalize dissent, muzzle parents

    FOX News Logo FOX News
  • Group of 17 state attorneys general condemn DOJ over school board probe Group of 17 state attorneys general condemn DOJ over school board probe>

    Group of 17 state attorneys general condemn DOJ over school board probe

    FOX News Logo FOX News
  • Media top headlines October 20 Media top headlines October 20>

    Media top headlines October 20

    FOX News Logo FOX News
  • Virginia GOP governor candidate demands probe of Loudoun County school board Virginia GOP governor candidate demands probe of Loudoun County school board>

    Virginia GOP governor candidate demands probe of Loudoun County school board

    FOX News Logo FOX News
  • Youngkin blasts former Gov. McAuliffe for walking out of interview Youngkin blasts former Gov. McAuliffe for walking out of interview>

    Youngkin blasts former Gov. McAuliffe for walking out of interview

    FOX News Logo FOX News
  • Will abortion decide the Virginia governor's race? Will abortion decide the Virginia governor's race?>

    Will abortion decide the Virginia governor's race?

    FOX News Logo FOX News
  • Grocery shortages to start racking up as Biden struggles to resolve bottlenecks Grocery shortages to start racking up as Biden struggles to resolve bottlenecks>

    Grocery shortages to start racking up as Biden struggles to resolve bottlenecks

    FOX News Logo FOX News
  • Loudoun school board member: We need justice for these 'horrible' crimes Loudoun school board member: We need justice for these 'horrible' crimes>

    Loudoun school board member: We need justice for these 'horrible' crimes

    FOX News Logo FOX News
  • The lone voice of sanity on the Loudoun County School Board The lone voice of sanity on the Loudoun County School Board>

    The lone voice of sanity on the Loudoun County School Board

    FOX News Logo FOX News
  • These politicians are almost old enough to star in 'Sex and the City' reboot These politicians are almost old enough to star in 'Sex and the City' reboot>

    These politicians are almost old enough to star in 'Sex and the City' reboot

    FOX News Logo FOX News
  • Ingraham guest questions where Antifa was rioting when his brother was shot in the back Ingraham guest questions where Antifa was rioting when his brother was shot in the back>

    Ingraham guest questions where Antifa was rioting when his brother was shot in the back

    FOX News Logo FOX News
  • Mike Pompeo: Afghanistan debacle and Israel-Hamas conflict have shown 'American weakness' Mike Pompeo: Afghanistan debacle and Israel-Hamas conflict have shown 'American weakness'>

    Mike Pompeo: Afghanistan debacle and Israel-Hamas conflict have shown 'American weakness'

    FOX News Logo FOX News
  • Democrats found a new strategy: Lower your expectations Democrats found a new strategy: Lower your expectations>

    Democrats found a new strategy: Lower your expectations

    FOX News Logo FOX News
  • China's Checkmate: A Hypersonic wake-up call China's Checkmate: A Hypersonic wake-up call>

    China's Checkmate: A Hypersonic wake-up call

    FOX News Logo FOX News
  • Glenn Youngkin lays out his education plan Glenn Youngkin lays out his education plan>

    Glenn Youngkin lays out his education plan

    FOX News Logo FOX News
> > > > >
  • Biden admin lacking transparency on unaccompanied minors from border sent to New York Biden admin lacking transparency on unaccompanied minors from border sent to New York> Biden admin lacking transparency on unaccompanied minors from border sent to New York Rob Astorino, former county executive of Westchester County, responds to the Biden administration sending migrants to New York from the southern border. FOX News Logo FOX News
  • Schmitt: Biden admin want to criminalize dissent, muzzle parents Schmitt: Biden admin want to criminalize dissent, muzzle parents> Schmitt: Biden admin want to criminalize dissent, muzzle parents Attorneys General from Indiana, Missouri, and Arkansas discuss pushing back against Department of Justice probing threats to school boards FOX News Logo FOX News
  • Group of 17 state attorneys general condemn DOJ over school board probe Group of 17 state attorneys general condemn DOJ over school board probe> Group of 17 state attorneys general condemn DOJ over school board probe Attorney Generals from Indiana, Missouri, and Arkansas discuss pushing back against the Department of Justice probing the school board. FOX News Logo FOX News
UP NEXT UP NEXT

Maggie Haberman, Washington correspondent for The New York Times, shared The Daily Mail's article on Couric's book, which first reported the editing of Ginsburg's remarks, and wrote: "This is toxic on a lot of levels."

Fox News Senior Political Analyst Brit Hume wrote: "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."

According to her memoir, former ABC president David Westin advised Couric not to edit out Ginsburg's comments. Couric writes in the book that she "wanted to protect" Ginsburg and felt racial justice was her "blind spot."

Lawyer and legal commentator David Lat questioned Couric's suggestion that Ginsburg was "elderly and probably didn't fully understand the question." Ginsburg was 83 at the time and perhaps the most prominent member of the court's liberal wing.

"Justice Ginsburg knew exactly what she was saying when she addressed the Colin Kaepernick controversy—and Katie Couric shouldn't have edited out those comments by RBG," Lat tweeted.

The New York Times' Matthew Rosenberg suggested Couric was trying to make excuses for herself.

"If Couric thought RBG was old & confused, that should have been the focus of her story" Rosenberg tweeted. "A sitting Supreme Court justice who can't comprehend straightforward questions is news. As it stands, it sounds like Couric was making excuses for not reporting an unpopular opinion."

Mike Glenn, Pentagon reporter for The Washington Times, tweeted: "So are we supposed to pretend that we thought Katie Couric was a skilled, objective journalist and not some partisan talking head TV hack all along?"

Celebrity blogger Perez Hilton was more succinct, suggesting the real issue was book sales: "And now #RuthBaderGinsburg is dead and #KatieCouric has a new memoir to SELL!"

Related Articles

Start your unlimited Newsweek trial

Source : https://www.msn.com/en-us/entertainment/news/katie-courics-ruth-bader-ginsburg-interview-actions-branded-indefensible/ar-AAPvuCI

5607
Katie Couric admits to editing Ruth Bader Ginsburg interview to protect the late justice

Source:Daily Mail

Katie Couric admits to editing Ruth Bader Ginsburg interview to protect the late justice

Katie Couric blasted over stunning admission about Ruth Bader Ginsburg interview: Galaxy-level arrogance

Source:Fox News

Katie Couric blasted over stunning admission about Ruth Bader Ginsburg interview: Galaxy-level arrogance

Katie Couric says she has no relationship with Matt Lauer, should have included Ruth Bader Ginsburgs full anthem quote

Source:NBC News on MSN.com

Katie Couric says she has no relationship with Matt Lauer, should have included Ruth Bader Ginsburgs full anthem quote

Katie Couric admits she protected Ruth Bader Ginsburg by editing out disparaging remarks on anthem kneelers

Source:Fox News

Katie Couric admits she protected Ruth Bader Ginsburg by editing out disparaging remarks on anthem kneelers