Katie Couric’s book, “Going There,” will debut Oct. 26, and it’s going to offer further proof of left-stream media bias. The former NBC Today Show hostess admits that she gave the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “protection” over negative comments about former football protester Colin Kaepernick.
In his story about Couric, InStyle’s Christopher Luu says the book is giving Couric’s fans a chance to learn exactly what happened behind the scenes at the Today Show. That’s one way of dancing around the fact that Couric acted as a liberal gatekeeper to taint her version of “news.”
Of course, NBC and other left-stream media have been reporting badly to America for decades, but this story provides one more example of specificity of how media treat left-leaning newsmakers with kid gloves, compared to their harsh treatment of conservatives.
Here's what happened when Couric asked the late justice about athletes like Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem at sporting events.
By refusing to stand for the Star-Spangled Banner, Kaepernick and other social justice warriors showed "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," Ginsburg said.
Furthermore, Ginsburg said, "And that's why education is important. 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, a self-described “big RGB fan,” stated that while writing her book, she felt extremely "conflicted" over Ginsburg’s remarks and was uncertain about including the full remarks. The justice's comments did not reflect the liberal media narrative of portraying Kaepernick as a heroic figure.
Justice Ginsburg "was elderly and probably didn't understand the question," Couric said in the book. It was clear, though, “that she didn't mince words when it came down to what she believed the act of protest really was," Luu comments.
Yahoo tracked down a video of the actual Couric-Ginsburg video and found it did include Ginsburg’s remarks that anthem kneeling is "dumb and disrespectful." However, the biased gatekeeper Couric censored her on some of her stronger opinions on the topic.
The Couric book also includes one other interesting attempt at altering Ginsburg’s comments. Couric noted that the Supreme Court's head of public affairs contacted her to say Ginsburg had "misspoken." The same person asked that the justice’s comments be “removed from the interview.”
Couric allowed the high court’s public affairs director to sway her, complying with the request to withhold comments. Nevertheless, after the journalistic damaged was done, Couric is admitting she was ethically challenged after the interview. How many examples are there out there of Couric and fellow left-stream media gatekeepers slanting the news in similar ways? We probably just don't want to know.
Ginsburg got it exactly right when she spoke to Couric about the need for education. However, we can all conclude that the education belongs in America’s schools of journalism. In the newsrooms of the nation’s media outlets, too, where ethics are so often found lacking.