Koch vs Kramer

Andrew Sullivan —  Oct 12 2012 @ 1:17pm

The former New York mayor, Ed Koch, rightly praises the extraordinary new documentary playing in NYC right now, "How To Survive A Plague". My review is here. Info to see it in theaters here. In fact, Koch now wants a presidential Medal of Freedom for key members of ACT-UP, including Larry Kramer! His review is here. Kramer's typically restrained response?

What is this evil man up to as he approaches his death? Is he trying to make up to us? National Medals of Freedom from the White House! Would these provide a big enough enema to clean out his rotten insides? We must never forget that this man was an active participant in helping us to die, in murdering us. Call it what you will, that is what Edward Koch was, a murderer of his very own people. There is no way to avoid knowing that now. The facts have long since been there staring us in the face. If we don't see them, then we are as complicit as he.

It gets bitter.