Katie Couric is going through intense backlash over a stunning admission in her guide about a 2016 interview she carried out with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. 

In her tell-all memoir “Going There,” Couric detailed how Ginsburg was vital of nationwide anthem kneelers within the midst of the furor of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s determination to take a knee to protest police brutality. Several different skilled athletes started to take his lead and kneel as a substitute of standing in the course of the anthem. 

Ginsburg advised Couric she was against the motion, saying those that kneel in the course of the anthem had been exhibiting “contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life,” based on new reporting by the Daily Mail.

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Couric stated she was “conflicted” about together with the justice’s remark as a result of she was a “big RBG fan” and admitted to looking for recommendation from some fellow journalists about what to do. Ultimately, the story she wrote for Yahoo! News did embody quotes from Ginsburg saying kneelers had been “dumb and disrespectful,” however unnoticed the above remarks. 

Couric wrote she wished to “protect” Ginsburg, who died final yr, and in addition prompt Ginsburg’s workplace had some affect on the ultimate product, based on the Mail.

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The iconic TV character was blasted on social media for missing journalistic ethics. 

“This is toxic on a lot of levels,” New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman reacted.

“This is not the role of a journalist….” Daily Mail columnist Meghan McCain wrote. “You can’t complain about distrust in the media when one of the most famous interviewers admits to rigging interviews to make liberals look good. I now have even more questions about her ethics in regards to interviewing conservatives.”

“I too always like to omit the most newsworthy and interesting parts from all my interviews with important and powerful people,” reporter Ben Jacobs sarcastically tweeted.

“Completely indefensible for Katie Couric to withhold this from the public to protect a *sitting Supreme Court Justice*,” New Republic columnist Natalie Shure scolded the veteran anchor. 

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“Please allow Katie Couric to keep telling on herself and others,” BuzzFeed News reporter Sarah Mimms quipped.

“The galaxy-level arrogance it must’ve taken to think that RBG needed protection from herself,” Media Research Center’s Jorge Bonilla wrote.

“I’ve said this many times when discussing media bias, but bears repeating: The big question is often not what you see they’re doing, but what they’re hiding from you,” RealClearInvestigations senior author Mark Hemingway warned.

“You can learn a lot about where the left has moved by looking at how they choose to edit or rewrite RBG,” Substack journalist and “Honestly” podcast host Bari Weiss identified.

“Very, very, very bad,” Reason’s Robby Soave wrote.

“The Reload” founder Stephen Gutowski quipped, “I, for one, am shocked to hear Katie Couric would do something like this.”

Gutowski, reporting for the Washington Free Beacon on the time, broke the story in 2016 {that a} Couric documentary edited her interview with pro-gun activists to make them look dumbfounded by considered one of her questions. The documentary confirmed them sitting in silence after she requested them about the right way to forestall terrorists and felons from buying weapons with out background checks, however in actuality they instantly answered, based on their very own audio of the interview.

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Couric and director Stephanie Soechtig defended the choice, however they had been extensively criticized for what seemed to be a deliberate effort to falsely make the gun rights supporters look silly.

The RBG revelation was one of some bombshells from Couric’s memoir. Other excerpts from the guide present Couric taking hits at fellow feminine journalists. 

ABC’s Diane Sawyer of exploiting the late Whitney Houston of their notorious interview in 2002. Couric, who all the time competed with Sawyer for interviews, additionally puzzled what the ABC journalist did to attain a few of her high-profile interviews.

“That woman must be stopped,” Couric stated.

Fox News’ Cortney O’Brien contributed to this report.