NBC’s Andrea Mitchell attempt to slam Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) over what she originally thought was a botched quote in one of his tweets ended instead with the veteran anchor apologizing after she realized that she was wrong.
Cruz had raised the ire of. Democrats and the liberal media after he criticized former President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial by quoting William Shakespeare, saying that it was “full of sound and fury signifying nothing.”
Mitchell then took to Twitter to inform Cruz that it was William Faulkner who said that, not Shakespeare.
I clearly studied too much American literature and not enough Macbeth. My apologies to Sen. Cruz.
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) February 11, 2021
Cruz then tweeted the lines from Macbeth for Mitchell’s benefit, after which she apologized.
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
Mitchell could have avoided this embarrassment if she had done some quick fact-checking, but in her zealousness to attack Cruz for daring to criticize the impeachment hearings she completely botched it.