“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,” – Sarah Palin
FoxNews.com reports that
Sarah Palin apparently wasn’t the only public figure duped by comedian Sacha Baron Cohen for his new show “Who is America?”
Veteran broadcaster Ted Koppel, former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore and former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio also agreed to interviews with a disguised Cohen, according to reports.
Koppel told the Hollywood Reporter on Thursday that he was asked to be interviewed for an upcoming Showtime series called “Age of Reason.” He said he met a wheelchair-bound man who was equipped with an oxygen tank. He said he was told the show would be about “ordinary folk interviewing the expert.”
However, the former “Nightline” anchor said things took a turn when the interviewer, played by Cohen, started to ask him about President Donald Trump’s inauguration. The actor started to press Koppel on Trump’s crowd being the biggest ever, he told the Hollywood Reporter.
“When I disagreed, he showed me a photograph on his laptop of a huge inaugural crowd and a man holding a digital clock on a pole,” he said. “The clock said 11 p.m. My interviewer pointed out that if the crowd was that huge at 11, hours after the actual inauguration, it had to have been the biggest ever.”
Koppel ended the interview soon after a brief exchange, according to the magazine. Koppel said he never signed a release.
Meanwhile, Moore threatened a lawsuit against Showtime, if the network “airs a defamatory attack on [his] character, Variety reported. Moore said he was tricked when he was invited to receive an award for his “strong support of Israel.”
“I did not know Sacha Cohen or that a Showtime TV series was being planned to embarrass, humiliate, and mock not only Israel, but also religious conservatives such as Sarah Palin, Joe Walsh, and Dick Cheney,” Moore said.
Former Maricopa County, Ariz., Sheriff Joe Arpaio admitted in an interview with Breitbart that he, too, was duped by Cohen, who this time posed as a Finnish comedian.
Arpaio said he felt “uncomfortable” by some of the words that Cohen used in the interview, but never walked out.
Palin, the former vice presidential candidate, blasted Cohen on Tuesday for duping her into doing an interview. She claimed she had been approached to participate in a “legit opportunity” to honor “American vets.”
She said she stayed for the interview “out of respect for what I was led to believe would be a thoughtful discussion with someone who had served in uniform.” She ultimately left, however, after claiming to have experienced “a long ‘interview’ full of Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm.”
Cohen, in character, responded to Palin’s criticisms in a letter. He said he believes Palin was hit by a “b——t grenade.”
Showtime defended Cohen’s antics in a statement to the Hollywood Reporter.
Cohen “is the premier provocateur of our time but not for the sake of ‘gotcha’ moments,” Showtime CEO David Nevins said. “Behind the elaborate setup is a genuine quest for the truth about people, places and politics.”
If there was ever a perfect example of the differences between the Far Left, including those in the “Entertainment Industry” like Sacha Baron Cohen and “average” Americans, like those of us here in the Heartland who are responsible for the election of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America, here it is,
In keeping with the arrogant smarmy attitudes recently exhibited in front of Congressional Hearings by the Deep State Operatives in the hierarchy of the FBI, Cohen looks down his upturned nose at the traditional values held by average Americans in his new series.
How he accomplishes his “mission” says more about him than the unsuspecting victims whom he takes advantage of.
All of the individuals mentioned in the above article have accomplished a great deal in their chosen fields of endeavor.
If Cohen had chosen to be honest and asked for interviews as himself, he might have received them.
However, honesty and Modern Liberals do not walk the same path.
Instead, Cohen was trying to prove how much smarter Liberals like himself are than Conservatives, or in the case of Ted Koppel “Traditionalists”.
I suppose that the former “Borat” thought that he was being hilarious in his duplicity.
However, like late night talk show hosts such as Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, and Jimmy Kimmel, Cohen severely overestimates his talent to make people laugh and entertain them.
Liberals always believe themselves to be the smartest ones in any room that they walk into and Sacha Baron Cohen is no exception.
The thing is, though, these “super geniuses” never seem to be able to challenge their targets face to face, one on one. They always have to employ some sort of hook or angle, such as using Liberal Debate Moderators, or in the case of Cohen, cowardly, tasteless disguises.
Hey, Sacha…I have some news for you, Skippy.
Americans between the coasts aren’t impressed.
Just like Hillary Clinton and the Deep State hierarchy ensconced up in the Beltway, you have overestimated your own intelligence.
We “ignorant hillbillies” think that you’re nothing but a pathetic loser.
Until He Comes,