This week’s Liberal Media Scream features Showtime’s John Heilemann ripping Sen. Lindsey Graham for calling out the partisan attacks on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
On his weekly Showtime program, The Circus, Heilemann regretted the possibility that the Senate Judiciary Committee, by “turning it into a giant partisan food fight and, by Lindsey Graham acting like a f---ing lunatic,” were caving into President Trump’s wishes.
From the Sept. 30 edition of the show, in a segment recorded Thursday night at Washington’s renowned Capitol Hill pub, the Tune Inn, Heilemann said:
“All of them have talked a big anti-Trump game at various times, but in the end, normally when the chips are down, they end up voting with Donald Trump. If I’m being cynical, I look at this and go: ‘Maybe by turning it into a giant partisan food fight and, by Lindsey Graham acting like a fucking lunatic and all that, maybe it’s enough and they fold to Donald Trump again.”
Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our weekly pick: “Heilemann colorfully illustrated the ire of the Washington press corps toward Sen. Lindsey Graham for taking a position most journalists find abhorrent. They act like jilted lovers lashing out at him for betraying what they saw as their shared disdain for conservatives.”
Rating: Four out of five screams.