"Cohen was trying to get Governor Palin to say something homophobic and hateful".
Baron Cohen teased the "Who Is America?" series in a Twitter post Sunday, where an off-screen voice with an odd accent can be heard asking former Vice President Dick Cheney to "sign my waterboard kit".
Former Alabama gubernatorial candidate Roy Moore has admitted that he too was duped by Sacha Baron Cohen for Cohen's upcoming Showtime series, "Who Is America?", and threatened legal action if Showtime "airs a defamatory attack on [his] character". Palin had expressed offense that he had portrayed himself a wounded USA military veteran.
He goes on: "I don't need Sacha Cohen to tell me who America is", adding, "As an American, I would never hide my identity and deceive others only to mock and ridicule them as this Showtime series is created to do". "It just got worse and worse and worse as the minutes went on in this freaky, really embarrassing, humiliating interview". "Thank God people are wise to Hollywood's BS & said, 'Enough'".
Cohen rebutted Palin's account of the interview on Thursday by retweeting an account that the comedian ostensibly created for the character interviewed Palin with for the show, called Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr.
Ted Koppel says Sacha Baron Cohen, shown with wife Isla Fisher, duped him into an interview. She said she was especially incensed that he had posed as a disabled military vet.
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Palin addressed Cohen's rebuttal on "GMA".
Cohen just released a letter addressed to "Vice-President Palin".so, right off the bat y'know it's gonna be amusing.
When asked whether her public reaction to the interview was giving the show free promotion, Palin said, "CBS and Showtime, they're going to be pimping this thing hard, so people are going to be hearing about it anyway".
She also alleged that Cohen's production team dropped her off at the wrong Washington, D.C. airport after the fake interview "knowing we'd miss all flights back home to Alaska". It mocked the disabled and it just got worse and worse'. "As an American, I would never hide my identity and deceive others only to mock and ridicule them as this Showtime series is created to do".
Palin said she is speaking out about her experience now because she feels it is "important" to "let people know what's coming".