Sacha Baron Cohen Posed as Disabled Vet to Get Sarah Palin Interview

Esequiel Farfan
Julio 11, 2018

Yes. That must have been very embarrassing for Sacha Baron Cohen.

To top off Palin's apparent miserable experience, she said "the Cohen/CBS/Showtime production team purposefully dropped my daughter and me off at the wrong Washington, DC airport after the fake interview, knowing we'd miss all flights back home to Alaska".

Palin posted the open letter with a link to an article from The Hill about conservative political commentator Matt Drudge reporting Palin was just one of many who fell for Cohen's on-camera prank.

Palin also lashed out at Showtime and parent company CBS Corp. for airing the show, and called on the company to donate its "proceeds" to charity.

The quotation marks in her statement continued when she said, "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".

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"I sat through a long "interview" full of Hollywoodism's [sic] disrespect and sarcasm - but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out", Palin wrote. "The disrespect of our USA military and middle-class Americans via Cohen's foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse".

"I'm excited and ready to explore the nuanced conversations and heated debates that all genders are having, both online and in private to make sense of how the hell we got here, and most importantly; how do we move forward in the most effective way?"

The former Republican vice-presidential candidate took to Facebook to give Cohen a piece of her mind about the series which, true to Cohen form, is clearly out to skewer and test the boiling point of guests.

'Here is my challenge, shallow Sacha boy: go ahead - air the footage. Experience tells us it will be heavily edited, not pretty, and meant to humiliate, ' said Palin. The challenge is to Cohen, CBS and Showtime: donate all proceeds to a charitable group that actually respects and supports American Vets. "Mock politicians and innocent public personalities all you want, if that lets you sleep at night, but HOW DARE YOU mock those who have fought and served our country". reached out to Showtime, with a spokesperson saying that the network had no comment.

Sacha Baron Cohen's series "Who Is America?" hasn't premiered yet, but it's already making headlines left and right.

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