New York Times revises Koch obit to address AIDS controversy

February 1, 2013
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The Huffington Post | NewsDiffs
The New York Times’ 5,500-word obituary of Ed Koch has been revised at least three times today to update the former New York mayor’s statements about his sexuality and to include the controversy over his handling of the AIDS epidemic, which began during his tenure in the 1980s.

Huffington Post’s Jack Mirkinson details criticism of the original obit. NewsDiffs documents what was added to the Times’ obit by Robert McFadden:

This addition to the Times’ obit was captured at 2:12 p.m.

Koch died Friday morning at the age of 88.

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