Getting in front of a camera and selling out someone on your own side, for the sake of trying to make yourself look good. So named in honor of rabbi harvey perlman, chancellor at Univ. of Nebraska, who publicly sold out Bo Pelini on TV without ever talking to him.
A cheap sell out attempt to make yourself look good publicly
That no-good S.O.B. did a harvey perlman on me--turned on me to the media, and never even talked to me.