Chris Matthews misquotes Shakespeare, then attributes quote to Edward R Murrow.
Chris Matthews ended his Sunday Show with the words, "The future lies not in our stars, but in ourselves" and attributed the quote to Edward R Murrow. Wrong on 2 counts, Chris! The quote is actually "The Fault, Dear Brutus, lies not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings" and hails from Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar".
Sure - Murrow used the line, and I suspect that Matthew's source of the error was the 2005 Film "Good Night and Good Luck", in which the Murrow character climaxes a rant objurgating the Junior Senator from Wisconsin with "Cassius was right - The fault, dear Brutus is not in our stars, but in ourselves. Good night, and good luck.", but c’mon Chris – Was this really the first time you had heard the line?
Question Chris – “Beware the Ides of March” – let me guess – Bo Brice?