In a caller book, writer Katie Couric reveals that she antecedently chose not to study the comments the precocious Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg made astir athletes kneeling during the nationalist anthem successful protestation against radical injustice.
In an upcoming memoir, “Going There,” Couric says that she held backmost immoderate of Ginsburg’s comments from a 2016 interview to “protect” the then-“elderly” justice, the Daily Mail archetypal reported.
In the 2016 interrogation published by Yahoo News, Ginsburg, who died past year, was quoted arsenic saying that protests by NFL players choosing not to basal earlier games were “dumb and disrespectful.”
The kneeling protests, led by erstwhile San Francisco 49ers backmost Colin Kaepernick, were meant to telephone retired constabulary unit and systemic racism against Black radical successful the U.S.
What Couric didn’t see successful the Yahoo News interrogation was Ginsburg saying that athletes protesting successful this mode were showing “contempt for a government that has made it imaginable for their parents and grandparents to unrecorded a decent beingness … which they astir apt could not person lived successful the places they came from.”
In her book, Couric says she held the comments backmost astatine the clip due to the fact that she “wanted to protect” Ginsburg, past 83, due to the fact that she was “elderly and astir apt didn’t afloat recognize the question.”
Days aft the 2016 interrogation came out, Ginsburg walked backmost her comments, saying successful a connection that she had been “barely aware” of the protests oregon their “purpose,” and that her comments were “inappropriately dismissive and harsh” and she “should person declined to respond.”
In effect to the revelations, Yahoo News said successful a statement to The Washington Post that Couric “has not been affiliated with Yahoo News for galore years pursuing her departure successful July 2017.”