Andrea Mitchell face plants after attempt to ‘fact check’ Ted Cruz on Shakespeare reference

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In a desperate attempt to smear Sen. Ted Cruz, left-wing media figures keep falling flat on their faces, to the point that they’re now whining about former President Donald Trump “teats” and claiming Shakespearean quotes aren’t from William Shakespeare.

And all this just to smear a sitting senator from Texas.

Shakespeare

Left-wing MSNBC political commentator Andrea Mitchell is a perfect example of this.

During Trump’s Senate impeachment trial Wednesday, Cruz reportedly panned the trial as being Shakespearean on account of it being “full of sound and fury signifying nothing.”

In response, Mitchell posted the following fact-check tweet:

According to the MSNBC host, the “full of sound and fury signifying nothing” quote used by Cruz was from William Faulkner, not Shakespeare.

Following the posting of Mitchell’s fact-check, far-left Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin rushed to slam Cruz.

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But they were both dead wrong.

The quote Cruz used was from Shakespeare’s play “The Tragedy of Macbeth.”

The irony was not lost on internationally recognized, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, a non-establishment figure known for his fierce criticism of the mainstream establishment media.

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He had a point, no? Rubin’s attack on Cruz was reminiscent of failed 2016 Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s “deplorable” attack on Trump supporters.

The bigoted belief undergirding these attacks is that every conservative is a know-nothing “cretin” and “deplorable” deserving of mockery and disdain.

Yet, time and time again, Rubin manages to prove that she’s the know-nothing.

As for Mitchell, in fairness to her, her fact-check wasn’t written in a nasty fashion. It was still wrong, but it wasn’t nasty. More importantly, the MSNBC host chose to do the right thing and apologize to Cruz once she realized her mistake.

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Cruz of course took it all in stride — and in doing so, earned a little praise from Mitchell.

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However, no apologies have been forthcoming from Rubin. Surprise, surprise.

Teats

Another example of left-wing media figures face-planting comes from CNN’s Chris Cuomo, who ranted and raved at Cruz this Wednesday for a tweet he’d posted.

Earlier this week, a government-funded hospital in the U.K. announced a new “gender inclusive” language policy that’s apparently based on radical transgender ideology and not on biological facts.

The new policy from the Brighton and Sussex Maternity calls for replacing biologically based terms such as “breastfeeding” and “mothers” with ideologically based words such as “chestfeeding” and “birthing parents.”

Responding to this policy, Cruz tweeted that it’s Orwellian.

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He wasn’t alone in complaining about the policy’s inanity.

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But because of his obsessive hatred for Republicans, Cuomo, of course, chose to aim all his fury at Cruz and nobody else.

In a rant Wednesday evening, the CNN host demanded the senator stop worrying about random breasts and instead focus on detaching himself from former President Trump’s “teet.”

“He’s worried about how the term isn’t being accepted anymore, and he says it’s Orwellian. Orwellian? Sir, you are at a trial that you’re not even paying attention to, where you are saying that what happened didn’t really happen, because you don’t want to have to deal with the reality,” he shrieked.

“That, my brother, is Orwellian. Breast milk, why is that on your mind?! Focus, Ted. If you got off Trump’s teat a little bit, maybe you wouldn’t be thinking about breast milk so much. Do your damn job! If Trump had his way, maybe you, but certainly not all of you, would’ve made it out of there.”

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What Cruz had actually been doing during Trump’s trial that afternoon was arguing that it was illegitimate based on a number of factors — factors seemingly too complex for Cuomo to grasp.

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Vivek Saxena

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