Liberals universally revered Ruth Bader Ginsburg for being one of their own. Outspoken and unafraid, she epitomized everything the left allegedly holds dear, minus what the left saw as an at best curious deep friendship with her ideological opposite, the late Antonin Scalia. Thus, it comes as something of an inexcusable surprise that Katie Couric felt compelled to “protect” Ginsburg by omitting her comments in a 2016 interview regarding Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players protesting during the National Anthem by taking a knee.
Couric writes that she edited out a part where Ginsburg said that those who kneel during the national anthem are showing ‘contempt for a government that has made it possible for their parents and grandparents to live a decent life.’
Couric went on to detail she believed that considering Ginsburg’s advanced age at the time of the interview (83), perhaps she misunderstood the question. Given how Ginsburg was heralded as the sharpest tool in the shed until the day she passed away in September 2020, this seems somewhat incongruent.
The Daily Mail article adds:
According to Couric, she ‘wanted to protect’ Ginsburg and felt that the issue of racial justice was a ‘blind spot’ for her.
Again, this seems rather odd. The left proclaimed Ginsburg to be the epitome of racial justice. Yet she didn’t understand the question? Racial justice was a blind spot for her? Make up your mind, liberals. Then again, we are talking about the same people who simultaneously believe Donald Trump, and for that matter most every other conservative, to simultaneously be the dumbest person alive and the evilest, conniving criminal mastermind in history.
Couric’s action has not gone unnoticed by even the left. Maggie Haberman of the New York Times, a publication not exactly known as a bastion of conservative thought, commented on Twitter that “(t)his is toxic on a lot of levels.” Conservatives have rightly taken Couric to task, none more so than Janice Dean, who a few days ago wrote on Twitter regarding another incident, “I take it back. I was going to give her a chance, but @katiecouric is a mean girl. We talk about terrible men in this industry, but we need to shine a light on the females who tear down women too. They should be shamed. No one should buy her book.” My guess is no one except those looking to see if Couric slagged on them will be picking up a copy.
This, in a nutshell, is what passes for journalism in America today. The pushing of the Agenda Above All would be laughable if its effects were not so pervasive and corruptive of society’s perception of the world. Whichever means are deemed necessary will be deployed, even to the point of censoring supposed revered icons. This is the opposition we face. We do not have the option of walking away while doing nothing except muttering to ourselves about the lousy MSM while, at the same time, the selfsame MSM carries on its merry way unencumbered. We can, and must, fight back by directly telling the truth to our circle and those outside our comfort zone, thus planting the seeds that will organically spread the word. We who know the truth have an obligation to each other and those who will come after us to do what we can to propagate the truth.
There is much wisdom in the truism that when your opponent is intent on defeating themselves, by all means do not get in their way. Katie Couric has provided us with a glorious opportunity to point out the media’s hypocrisy and pathological inability to simply report facts. Let’s grab it.