MSNBC's Heilemann Attacks Hannity: Fox News Built on 'Lies and 'Bull***t'

Editor's note: Contains foul language.

This wasn't some slip of the tongue. Appearing on Nicolle Wallace's MSNBC show, Deadline: White House, this afternoon, John Heilemann warned that "I'm about to use some language that might need to be bleeped out." 

Heilemann then proceeded to use barnyard vulgarity to attack Fox News in general and Sean Hannity in particular:

"I yield to no one in my tendency to call 'bullshit' on people at Fox News when they lie. And so, obviously, Sean's full of it, right? . . . The political reality she [Nancy Pelosi] is confronting is the political reality created by Sean Hannity and his business model built on lies, and fantasy, and hypocrisy, and bullshit."

 

Far from shutting Heilemann's foul mouth down, Wallace told him it was "fine with me," and actually adopted Heilemann's scatological lingo, saying, "If this is a play, and it's all bullshit as you said, the play's in its second season and they've actually recast the Attorney General. Sessions is out and Barr is in."  

How ineffably brave of Heilemann, yielding to no one in his "tendency to call bullshit." He's sure to score points among the paltry viewership of Wallace's show. But to most, his junior-high potty mouth comes across like a bad case of envy of the hugely more successful Fox News and Sean Hannity.

Here's the transcript.

MSNBC
Deadline White House
6/7/19
4:08 pm EDT

JOHN HEILEMANN: I haven’t been on the show in a little while, so I want to warn everybody in the booth, I’m about to use some language that might need to be bleeped out. I think it's legal to say this.

NICOLLE WALLACE: Okay.

HEILEMANN: I yield to no one in my tendency to call bullshit on people at Fox News when they lie. And so, obviously, Sean's full of it, right? . . . So, Sean’s not crazy, he gets what he’s doing. That’s his business model . . . The political reality she [Nancy Pelosi] is confronting is the political reality created by Sean Hannity and his business model built on lies, and fantasy, and hypocrisy, and bullshit. And that is what she’s dealing with it every day . . . I hope that’s okay.

WALLACE: No, it’s fine with me! You can talk to my producers later . . . The bottom line is, if this is a play and it’s all bullshit, as you said, the play's in its second season and they have actually recast the Attorney General: Sessions is out and Barr is in. 

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