UNITED STATES: Sacha Baron Cohen of “Borat” and “Ali G” fame has tricked another victim: Sarah Palin. Ex Alaska Governor Palin confirmed on her Facebook page that she’d been the subject of a “truly sick” and fairly elaborate plot to dupe her into saying unintelligent things on camera.
Cohen has been promoting a new series on Showtime called – “Who is America,” which, despite its existential title, seems to consist of classic Cohen-isms: the comedian, in character, getting famous faces to do and say silly things.
Palin said she’d been contacted by a speaker’s bureau offering a “legit opportunity” to honor U.S. veterans and contribute to a “legit Showtime historical documentary.”
She and her daughter flew across the country, where she met a disabled U.S. veteran conducting the interview. Now, she says, she realizes that veteran was really Cohen, “heavily disguised” with a “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,” she wrote.
Palin didn’t specify what she’d been asked or how she responded, but she did say how the interview ended. She had “finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin.”
She challenged “shallow Sacha boy,” CBS and Showtime to donate proceeds from the show to a charitable group that supports vets.
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