The (Shy) Woman Whose Words Accidentally Became Martin Luther King’s

Jessica Dovey did not intend to become the epicenter of an Internet-wide discussion about the nature of quotation, attribution, and Osama bin Laden. Yet that’s exactly what happened when Dovey’s Facebook-status sentiment — “I will mourn the loss of thousands of precious lives, but I will not rejoice in the death of one, not even an enemy” — became entangled with a Martin Luther King, Jr. quote she also posted. Within a day and through no fault of her own, Dovey’s words had gone viral, misattributed to King.

The (Shy) Woman Whose Words Accidentally Became Martin Luther King’s

Rachel Pietraszek Legal Tech. Web Enthusiast. Turophile.