NBC’s Andrea Mitchell tried to fact check Senator Ted Cruz over a literary reference and it did not end well at all.
Breitbart News reports that “Mitchell incorrectly accused Sen. Ted Cruz of misquoting William Shakespeare on Wednesday in a fact check attempt that brutally backfired once Internet users picked up on her error.”
Sen. Cruz had earlier referenced the Senate impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump. “It is reminiscent of Shakespeare, that it is full of sound and fury and yet signifying nothing.”
“@SenTedCruz says #ImpeachmentTrial is like Shakespeare full of sound and fury signifying nothing. No, that’s Faulkner,” said the NBC host.
Except that she was very wrong and Cruz was very right.
Cruz (and thousands of others) jumped on the opportunity to point out the incorrect fact-check.
Methinks she doth protest too much.
One would think NBC would know the Bard. Andrea, take a look at Macbeth act 5, scene 5:
“[Life] struts & frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more. It is a tale
Told by an idiot, full of sound & fury,
Signifying nothing.” pic.twitter.com/3GbvoLSJTh
— Ted Cruz (@tedcruz) February 11, 2021
After being blasted for her mistake, Mitchell did own it and apologize to Cruz.
I clearly studied too much American literature and not enough Macbeth. My apologies to Sen. Cruz.
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) February 11, 2021
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