[PW] Searching for a quote source
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Thu Feb 2 10:27:17 PST 2017
Below is an instance circa 1990. This citation is probably correct,
but GB snippet matches are sometimes faulty. I can double-check this
in a nearby library within a few days if you are interested. If the
saying was on a bumper sticker as indicated then antedating is
Year: 1990 Copyright (Year visible in snippet)
Book: Cheating: Maintaining Your Integrity in a Dishonest World
Author: Barbara Mary Johnson
Published: Augsburg, Minneapolis
Quote Page 23
Database: Google Books snippet; data may be inaccurate and should be
verified with hardcopy
One of my favorite bumper stickers says, "If you're not outraged,
you're not paying attention." To do that we need to recognize the many
faces of dishonesty.
Below is an antedating, in essence, for the saying mentioned by Fred.
[ref] 1957 September 8, Abilene Reporter-News, Projector by Warren
Burkett, Quote Page 9B, Column 6, Abilene, Texas.
He commented: "Anyone who isn't confused just hasn't been listening."
Which brings up one of those famous "motto" type signs which mark the
atomic age: "Anyone who remains unconfused just doesn't understand
On Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 11:43 AM, Donna Halper <dlh at donnahalper.com> wrote:
> On 2/2/2017 9:51 AM, Carolyn Haley wrote:
>> Good morning--
>> I'm seeking a source for this quote: "If you're not outraged, you haven't
>> been paying attention."
> Yes, this seems to be another quote attributed to just about everyone (I'm
> expecting to see it attributed to Abraham Lincoln on some online meme). I
> find it a newspaper editorial from the Charleston (SC) Post and Courier in
> 1993, and in quoted lyrics, purportedly from Insane Clown Posse, in 1999.
> I also find related permutations like "If you're not angry, then you should
> be," in opinion pieces about politics in the early 1980s.
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