(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) The Washington Post has quietly updated its obituary for Nancy Reagan, who passed away this weekend in her home in Los Angeles, after the piece drew criticism for being too harsh on the former first lady.
Stealth edits of this sort are commonplace, and the obituary, which was prepared years in advance of Reagan's passing, was simply updated to include additional information, a spokeswoman for the newspaper told the Washington Examiner's media desk.
"The original obituary was written in advance -- years ago. It was posted quickly because that was what was available immediately when Nancy Reagan's death was announced," the Post's Jennifer Lee maintained in a statement.
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