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Megan McArdle Was Wrong About Martin Luther King

by | 3rd, May 2011

MEGAN McArdle highlights a tweet doing the rounds after Osama Bin Laden’s death was confirmed by official sources:

Bin Laden’s death, the following quote came across my twitter feed:

“I mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy.” – Martin Luther King, Jr

McArdle analyses the message and decides it’s a fake. She typed it into Google. She goes to quotation sites. She might ever have spoken to one of King Junior’s pals and asked him if they ever heard him say that line. It was the pastor’s misfortune to have lived before the age of Twitter. Had he lived now, he might have provided us with neat quotes on The Simpsons , Jose Mourinho, EastEnders and his favourite breed of fish.

She can find no mention of the quote other than on Twitter. So. McArdle

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