NBC’s Andrea Mitchell unleashes Twitter tempest over Shakespeare quote fail

NBC’s Andrea Mitchell unleashes Twitter tempest over Shakespeare quote fail
Andrea Mitchell, historian (Image via Twitter)

[Ed. – Cruz’s rejoinder: ‘Methinks she doth protest too much.’]

NBC News’ Andrea Mitchell flubbed an attempt to fact​-​check GOP Sen. Ted Cruz’s reference to a quote by Shakespeare​, inviting some “double, double toil and trouble.”​

Cruz (R-Texas) was discussing the second Senate impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on Fox News Wednesday when he ​invoked a line from Shakespeare.

“It’s reminiscent of Shakespeare [in] that it is full of sound and fury, and yet signifying nothing,”​ he said, ​reciting ​a soliloquy ​from “Macbeth.”

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​But Mitchell apparently thought the quote came from author William Faulkner of Mississippi instead of the Bard of Avon.

“@SenTedCruz says #ImpeachmentTrial is like Shakespeare full of sound and fury signifying nothing. No, that’s Faulkner,” she tweeted.

Faulkner used part of the quote for the title of his 1929 novel, “The Sound and the Fury.”

The full quote from “Macbeth” reads, ​”​It is a tale, told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.​”​​

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