Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin challenged comedian Sacha Cohen after he tricked her into a fake interview to donate proceeds to charities benefitting veterans - his response was telling. Palin had expressed offense that he had portrayed himself a wounded USA military veteran. After finding the conversation to be full of "sarcasm" and "disrespect", Palin said she "finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out".
"Since then, nobody returns my call", Palin said, adding that Baron Cohen's producers had given her fake names and described the show as a Showtime documentary.
Showtime's chief executive, David Nevins, said in a statement, "Nobody knows how to cause a stir like Sacha Baron Cohen, and it's going to be fascinating to watch what happens when 'Who Is America?' is released on the world". Moore, who threatened legal action against Showtime and Baron Cohen, also said he was prepared to defend America against the comedian.
Who Is America? premieres Sunday at 10 p.m. EST on Showtime. "I would say he owes me one".
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"I've been snookered before, but not to that degree", Rowe told the paper, which speculated that Cohen may have staged the antics as part of an upcoming film.
"I did NOT say I was a War Vet", the letter posted online reads.
Palin explained to Roberts however that soon after she began speaking with Cohen, she became suspicious of a number of things, claiming she was presented with graphs and statistics that had typos and appeared to be nothing more than 'propaganda'.
Palin revealed on Tuesday that she was duped into filming an interview with Cohen in Washington DC, completely unaware of the comedian's intentions.
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Showtime declined to provide a clip of Baron Cohen's interview with Palin to ABC News.
In a post, she claimed: "Laughter is the best medicine".
'He just, you know, he thinks this kind of stuff is amusing and mocking the disabled and mocking and belittling our vets with his portrayal, ' said an exasperated Palin. "He thinks this kind of stuff is amusing, and mocking the disabled and mocking and belittling our vets with his portrayal, in my book, it's not amusing". "Mocking vets, belittling the disabled, stereotyping sufferers of mental illness, spewing disdain for America's heartland and our collective work ethic and patriotism... all rewarded in the City of Angels that fell so far". When I shot a Mexican who came onto my property.
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