Wednesday, 22 August, 2018


Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen push back against Sarah Palin

Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen push back against Sarah Palin Showtime and Sacha Baron Cohen push back against Sarah Palin
Hannah Rogers | 18 July, 2018, 12:24

The 46-year-old London-born comedian, who is best known for his comedy characters such as Ali G, Bruno and Borat, has been secretly filming the seven-episode series for the past year and the show debuted on Showtime in the U.S. on Sunday (July 15).

Following Palin's complaint, Baron Cohen used a Twitter account in Ruddick's name to post a letter addressed to Palin in which he further lampooned the former Alaska governor and demanded she apologize to him.

Walsh was among several current politicians and former Congressmen who participated in the segment.

"In less than a month, your children can evolve from a first grader.to a first grenader".

Last Tuesday, Palin, 54, slammed Cohen, claiming she had been "duped" into doing a sit-down interview and was among others in the public eye who had "fallen victim" to his "evil, exploitive, sick 'humor'".

"After they conducted an interview, they had me read off of a teleprompter talking about some of the innovative products that Israel invented".

In this clip we get to see Cohen in the guise of Colonel Erran Morad that includes things like getting politicians to participate in a training video created to teach kindergarten-age kids how to use guns.

Walsh said that he thought, as he was reading it, "Well, this is kind of insane, but it is Israel and Israel is strong on defense", and only later "found out this whole thing was made up".

But the biggest attention grabber was Israeli gun advocate Col. Errad Morad, who wants to get guns into the hands of young school children in order to protect themselves, in a movement called "Kinderguardians".

Sacha Baron Cohen's new Showtime series Who Is America? premiered Sunday night.

A spokesperson for Showtime, the United States channel that airs the programme, said there had been "widespread misinformation" about Baron Cohen's character Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr PhD, a parody of an online conspiracy theorist, who interviewed Bernie Sander's in the show's first episode. "In both the interview with Governor Palin and the interview with Senator Sanders, he did not wear military apparel of any kind", Showtime explains.

The statement went on to say that Cohen "never presented himself as a veteran of the US military to former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin during the booking process or during the filming of her interview".

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