"Next to the originator of a good sentence is the first quoter of it." — Emerson
May 3, 2011 11:35 AM Subscribe
posted by RogerB (247 comments total)
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"I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy." In the wake of bin Laden's killing, partially
widely via Twitter and Facebook.
The above sentence is still being misattributed to Martin Luther King in thousands of cut-and-pasted status updates. Its point of origin
has been found — and, interestingly, the original author
clearly separated her own words from King's
. The quotation marks were moved by some later poster.