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Wed Oct 13, 2021, 06:00 PM

Katie Couric Exposes RBG After 'Protecting' Her from Scolding National Anthem Kneelers Like Colin Ka

Source: Mediaite

Ruth Bader Ginsburg is often recognized and remembered as a symbol for progressive change, but the late Supreme Court justice’s opinion of kneeling during the national anthem was socially conservative.

According to Katie Couric, she eliminated some of Ginsburg’s quotes regarding the national anthem during a 2016 interview, to “protect” the Supreme Court justice. While she protected Ginsburg in 2016, Couric decided to publish the controversial comments in her memoir more than five years after the interview. The Daily Mail was first to obtain an excerpt from the upcoming book.

In 2016, Couric omitted Ginsburg’s claim that not standing for the anthem depicts 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 became older, they realize that this was youthful folly. And that’s why education is important,” Ginsburg told Couric. “I think it’s a terrible thing to do, but I wouldn’t lock a person up for doing it. I would point out how ridiculous it seems to me to do such an act.”

Couric’s memoir Going There is set to be released on Oct. 26. In the book, Couric states Ginsburg, who was 83 at the time, was “elderly and probably didn’t fully understand the question,” pertaining to the NFL and players choosing to kneel.

Read more: https://www.mediaite.com/sports/katie-couric-exposes-rbg-after-protecting-her-from-scolding-national-anthem-kneelers-like-colin-kaepernick/

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Reply Katie Couric Exposes RBG After 'Protecting' Her from Scolding National Anthem Kneelers Like Colin Ka (Original post)
Calista241 Oct 13 OP
Joinfortmill Oct 13 #1
brooklynite Oct 13 #15
Champp Oct 14 #29
pnwmom Oct 13 #20
CTyankee Sunday #37
Joinfortmill Oct 13 #2
PSPS Oct 13 #3
Bernardo de La Paz Oct 13 #6
msongs Oct 13 #4
milestogo Oct 13 #5
tulipsandroses Oct 13 #7
ananda Oct 13 #8
Gidney N Cloyd Oct 13 #9
Post removed Oct 13 #10
Skittles Oct 13 #14
BradAllison Oct 13 #18
Post removed Oct 13 #19
Devil Child Oct 14 #34
Freethinker65 Oct 13 #11
SharonClark Oct 13 #21
OldBaldy1701E Oct 14 #27
Autumn Oct 13 #12
GulfCoast66 Oct 13 #23
Autumn Oct 14 #30
CapnSteve Oct 13 #13
madaboutharry Oct 13 #16
BradAllison Oct 13 #17
NNadir Oct 13 #22
GulfCoast66 Oct 13 #24
summer_in_TX Oct 14 #25
Raine Oct 14 #26
myohmy2 Oct 14 #28
Orinocojhon Oct 14 #31
marble falls Oct 14 #32
Devil Child Oct 14 #33
FreepFryer Oct 14 #35
ExTex Oct 14 #36

Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 06:03 PM

1. I wonder about Katie Couric. Just saying.

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:14 PM

15. What do you wonder?

Should her reputation be protected after death? Is there something wrong with the truth?

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Response to brooklynite (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 08:06 AM

29. There's something wrong about editing out key elements of an interview

to "protect" anyone, whether the journalist is assuming that person is an honest, thoughtful, honorable citizen Democrat, or a lie-gulping, anti-democracy, fascist-ass-kissing Republican reprobate.

It's not Couric's job to "protect" her subject. It's to make plain what they say and do.

If she'd broadcast the quotes back when the were spoken, the ensuing "controversy" (if one did arise) would have rapidly clarified the matter. To wit, if Ginsburg did not fully grasp the question, as Couric speculates, then the "controversy" would have given her an opportunity to clarify.

Thus endeth today's first rant. Thank you very much

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Response to Joinfortmill (Reply #1)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 10:39 PM

20. I don't think we should idolize anyone, including RBG. If her ego hadn't been so large

she would have retired during Obama's first term, and made it possible for him to appoint a young replacement.

But she refused, saying he wouldn't be able to find anyone better than she was -- which wasn't the point. She had already had cancer twice by then, including a very serious pancreatic cancer. We would have been better off if she'd retired when she could have been replaced by Obama.

But she thought she was essential. And now look where we are. Instead of having her, we got Amy Coney Barrett.

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Response to pnwmom (Reply #20)

Sun Oct 17, 2021, 06:16 PM

37. Yes, I believe you are right. Sadly, it wasn't her finest moment.

We don't know if the drugs she was taking had befogged her brain. I wish someone could have talked her out of it and retired.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 06:04 PM

3. Mediaite is now considered LBN?

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Response to PSPS (Reply #3)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 06:09 PM

6. It's Mediaite regurgitating UK Daily Mail which also isn't exactly LBN. . . . nt

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 06:05 PM

4. not LBN. its a press release for her book n t

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 06:09 PM

5. So she's "going there"

Where exactly is she going?

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 06:14 PM

7. She's really going after some beloved figures

Recently had a really stupid statement about Denzel Washington, as if she was trying to make him sound hostile. Now RBG. Roll the tape so we can hear it ourselves . Until then, not really buying it.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 06:32 PM

8. I haven't liked Couric for awhile. And definitely won't..

be talking about or buying her stupid, irrelevant book.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 06:52 PM

9. 'Protecting' an interview subject. I'll bet she wonders why she's not taken as a serious journalist.

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Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:54 PM

14. you nail it

overrated

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Response to Post removed (Reply #10)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 10:06 PM

18. What would make her a "saint"?

Saying she always wanted someone to put a knee on her back while they kneel for the anthem?

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Thu Oct 14, 2021, 11:01 AM

34. RGB as a "white privileged" selfish woman who you feel didn't know her place?

As far as your last sentence, I can only hope!

ps. RGB is a Jewish American woman, hard to argue privilege when she has intersectionality of some of the most historically oppressed groups. Jewish women.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:15 PM

11. RBG did not need protecting

Katie and her publisher are just working hard to increase sales of a book. Katie could have followed up if she didn't fully understand RBG's answer rather than speculate a few years later to sell a fucking book after RBG was no longer alive to expand upon her answer to a throw away question. If Katie were a real journalist, she would have had a major scoop if RBG went full on anti-kneeling as protest.

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #11)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:04 PM

21. Well said.

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Response to Freethinker65 (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:32 AM

27. Yep. (n/t)

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:16 PM

12. I wonder if RBG was aware that Kaepernick's parents and grandparents are white?

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Response to Autumn (Reply #12)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:41 PM

23. How would that change things?

Sure as shit RBG’s family had a hard time before coming to America. And she was old enough to remember those times. I’m not at all surprised she personally took umbrage to people kneeling during the anthem. But also defended their right to do so.

Not all liberals thought it was cool. Not by a long shot. But all defended their right to do so.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #23)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:36 AM

30. My post was in response to what RBG supposedly said

"not standing for the anthem depicts 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 …"

What I bolded I disagree with 100%. That may be her history but not his.

I'm not talking about where she came from, I'm talking about where he came from. His family had privilege that others don't. He did not kneel to show contempt, he knelt for the injustice of what government agencies and our justice system has allowed.

Don't like my opinion? Scroll on by

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 07:46 PM

13. (Sorry) who the fuck cares? We have bigger problems! (Sorry)

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 08:21 PM

16. Justice Ginsburg wasn't perfect.

She wasn’t a saint. She was a great Justice who sought to protect the American people from hard right extremists on the court who think the Constitution should be interpreted as if it was 1790.
She sometimes thought out loud, just like the rest of us.

Katie Couric was wrong to “protect” her in the first place. RBG was tough, she didn’t need protection.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 10:04 PM

17. What's the big deal?

She said she wouldn't "lock a person up" over it, which is the only point that really needs to be made here.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:08 PM

22. Wow!! That great intellectual powerhouse Katie Couric was protecting weak little RGB!!!

Who knew?

Rather who cares?

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Wed Oct 13, 2021, 11:53 PM

24. I agree with RBG. When did liberals begin to participate in groupthink?

You think all liberals agree with kneeling during the anthem? No way. We all agreed they had the right to do so and understood the narrative they were attempting to send.

But almost almost of my liberals friends disagreed with it and would never do it ourselves. Especially when being paid millions a year.

We are not iconoclastic. But 3 years ago I would not have dared post anything on DU saying I disagree with kneeling during the anthem. It would have caused negative consequences. Kneeling does not help our cause in the long run. Others may disagree. But those who want to certainly have the right and should be protected.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #24)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 12:42 AM

25. If Kaepernick had only connected his kneeling to prayer for the disproportionate killing

of blacks to end and justice to be done, I think many in the religious community might have said yes, let's kneel in prayer for an end to the killing and for justice. After all, faith communities have a long tradition of kneeling in prayer – and prayer can certainly be protest. He might still be employed by the NFL too.

I always saw his kneeling in protest as a form of prayer for the world to be a better place for all.

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Response to GulfCoast66 (Reply #24)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 04:50 AM

26. I totally agree with you. 👍 nt

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 07:50 AM

28. then...

...it should be on tape...

...I would like to see that tape before I got too excited...

...it doesn't sound right to me...

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:38 AM

31. RBG is and was one of the most interesting and intelligent people

in the world. Her frank honesty, courage in the face of loss of family, and in the face of cancer remain admirable. She was a class act and was a REAL Liberal. Obviously she retained some of the libertarian philosophy that the Democratic party used to have but seems to be losing recently. I'm sad for that. Her independence of thought was was amazing. Her ability to find bridges with people that she disagreed with (Scalia was her dear friend) shows just how amazing and strong a person she was. Nowadays, most people left and right seem to only be REAL friends with people they agree/vote with.
She was a national treasure.
A true AMERICAN INTELLECTUAL.
I miss her.

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Response to Orinocojhon (Reply #31)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:49 AM

32. She was Democrat but you wouldn't know it from her SCOTUS record. That's what we need ...

... from all Justices: we should not be able to suss political bias from their rulings.

They're to rule on issues of law based on the Constitution, not furthering political agenda.

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 10:53 AM

33. RGB doesn't need Katie Couric "protecting" anyone from RGB's liberty to have an independent thought

Beyond insulting to Ruth Bader Ginsburg's memory to pull this after she has passed.

Quite simply, so fucking what if she didn't want to engage in the social exercise of kneeling for her reasons which are hers. And double fuck you to Couric for playing the age card, if she was "too old" to understand the question which she fully did, then the implication is she was "too old" to serve as a justice. Goddamn this ground my gears....

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Response to Calista241 (Original post)

Thu Oct 14, 2021, 11:07 AM

35. Katie so shady (Nt)

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