ABC’s “The View” addressed Katie Couric’s stunning admission that she selectively edited a 2016 interview with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg by omitting detrimental feedback the justice made about those that kneel through the nationwide anthem – and never the entire panelists on the daytime gabfest centered on the difficulty of journalistic ethics.  

Guest co-host Sherri Shepherd defended Couric, whereas Sunny Hostin appeared extraordinarily dissatisfied within the late Supreme Court Justice and scolded her for not “understanding of the intersectionality of women and Blackness.” 

Couric’s 2016 chat with Ginsburg got here within the midst of the furor of former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s determination to take a knee through the taking part in of the nationwide anthem to protest police brutality. Several different skilled athletes started to take his lead and kneel as an alternative of standing through the anthem. Ginsburg instructed Couric she was opposed to the motion, saying those that kneel through the anthem had been displaying “contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life,” in accordance to reporting by the Daily Mail.


The former “Today” co-host mentioned 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 ignored the above remarks. Couric wrote she wished to “protect” Ginsburg, in accordance to the Mail.

“RBG, we loved her, you know? We didn’t want her to leave the court. She’s regarded as such as liberal superhero,” co-host Joy Behar mentioned. “She actually took it out of her interview… she didn’t want RBG to look bad to her liberal fans.”

Shepherd, a former “View” host who briefly returned to rejoice the present’s twenty fifth anniversary, shortly defended Couric. 

“I can understand why Katie Couric would have withheld some stuff to protect her,” Shepherd mentioned, noting that Ginsburg’s representatives additionally allegedly wished the feedback faraway from the interview. 

Katie Couric interviews Ruth Bader Ginsburg
(Yahoo News)


Behar chimed in that Ginsberg didn’t misspeak, however Shepherd continued her level. 

“I think that Katie knew at the time that she interviewed her, it would have compromised her and I think she made a decision that a lot of people make, a lot of journalists make to take stuff out,” Shepherd mentioned. 

Hostin was “conflicted” concerning the state of affairs as a result of she is a longtime fan of Ginsberg.

“I was very disappointed when I heard about this,” Hostin mentioned of the Ginsburg feedback that Couric edited. 

Hostin then learn a 2016 comment by Ginsburg by which she backtracked on objecting to NFL gamers kneeling through the anthem. 

“She didn’t say that she didn’t feel that way, she just said that her comments were dismissive and harsh,” Hostin mentioned. “If we’re being honest about the justice, she never really was understanding of the intersectionality of women and Blackness. In her 13 years as a Federal judge, she didn’t hire one Black clerk… she only hired one Black Supreme Court clerk.” 

Ana Navarro urged viewers to learn Couric’s whole e book earlier than making any judgments about excerpts. 

“Katie Couric is coming here in a few days,” Navarro mentioned. “One of the questions I have is, ‘If you protected her in life, if you took this out of the interview in life. Why now that she’s dead, and she’s an icon to so many, are you including this now that she can’t respond to it in any way?’”

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