Sarah Palin excoriated Sacha Baron Cohen for disrespecting the military after the comedian posed as a disabled veteran to interview the former Alaska governor for his upcoming Showtime special.
Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen is preparing a new seven-episode series for the premium cabler called Who is America, where he reportedly dupes famous Americans such as former Vice President Dick Cheney. Palin was just one of those personalities and former government officials the comedian tricks into appearing on camera.
On Tuesday, Matt Drudge Tweeted and deleted a post about Palin and other political figures on the right and left being tricked by the Cohen, specifically naming “Cheney, Palin, Howard Dean, Alberto Gonzales, Bernie, Trent Lott, Patraeus, Ted Koppel, and more.”
“Yup – we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now?” Palin said on Facebook.
“I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick ‘humor’ of the British ‘comedian’ Sacha Baron Cohen, enabled and sponsored by CBS/Showtime,” Palin added.
But Palin went on to explain what she experienced under the guise of participating in what she thought was a “documentary” about American veterans.
This “legit opportunity” to honor American Vets and contribute to a “legit Showtime historical documentary” was requested of me via a speakers bureau.
For my interview, my daughter and I were asked to travel across the country where Cohen (I presume) had heavily disguised himself as a disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all. Out of respect for what I was led to believe would be a thoughtful discussion with someone who had served in uniform, I sat through a long “interview” full of Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm – but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, ...
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