Published: Thu, July 12, 2018

Sarah Palin claims Sacha Baron Cohen duped her for an interview

Sarah Palin claims Sacha Baron Cohen duped her for an interview

She wrote: "Yup - we were duped. Feel better now?" Palin's Tuesday post begins. The Alaskan media personality was apparently told the interview would be for "a legit Showtime historical documentary", and she details how it proceeded in the post. When she arrived, she said, Baron Cohen had "heavily disguised himself as a disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all". There was all kinds of Hollywood-isms and sarcasm coming from Baron Cohen, who she did not recognize because of the disguise, and then eventually after sitting there for, she said, a long time, she got pissed off, ripped off her microphone, and walked out of the interview. Sacha Baron Cohen is filming a new show for Showtime called "Who is America?".

Much like Donald Trump before her, Palin implied that she saw through Cohen's ruse quickly when the interview wasn't the "thoughtful discussion" she was there to have.

Palin said she agreed to the Cohen interview for a "legit opportunity" to honor veterans.

In addition to Palin, we know Dick Cheney will appear - in a clip on Cohen's Instagram, he asks Cheney to sign a waterboard for him.

Showtime Networks president and CEO David Nevins has labeled Mr. Cohen "the premier provocateur of our time".

Following Palin's statements, conservative radio host and former Rep. Joe Walsh, R-Illinois, said he "totally believe (d) Palin's account, revealing that he too had once fallen prey to Cohen's tactics".


It was revealed on Monday the show - titled Who is America? - would explore "diverse individuals" in the USA "across the political and cultural spectrum".

And that includes Palin, who says she was "duped" into travelling across the country with her daughter for an interview with Cohen, who "had heavily disguised himself as a disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all".

'Here is my challenge, shallow Sacha boy: go ahead - air the footage. By the way, my daughter thinks you're a piece of **** [sic], Sacha.

Showtime is adding to its slate of politically charged shows, including a new newsmagazine and a project from comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. "Every honorable American Vet should feel the same".

"She's calling on Baron-Cohen to donate all the profits from the series to a military veterans" group after saying that she was tricked into appearing on it, after Baron-Cohen disguised himself as a disabled U.S. veteran. Somehow, Cohen persuaded Cheney to sign a "waterboarding kit", which was just an empty jug.

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