Holy Smokes! Cohen’s New Show Is Duping… Everyone!
More details are coming to light about British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen’s controversial new Borat-styled satirical TV series, “Who Is America?,” which premieres on the Showtime network Sunday. (Look for our review afterwards.) And from the looks of it, he’s taking on nearly everyone in American politics.
Among the growing list of big name politicians who were tricked into appearing on the show – former Vice President Dick Cheney (seen in the trailer autographing a waterboarding kit), former Alaska Governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, and now, failed Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore.
Moore, who lost last year’s highly-publicized special election after being accused of sexually assaulting teenage girls while assistant district attorney, has threatened to sue Cohen and Showtime.
“In February 2018, I was invited to Washington D. C. to receive an award for my strong support of Israel in commemoration of her 70th anniversary as a nation. 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.”
Palin took to Facebook Tuesday to vent about her and her daughter’s appearance, which she thought was part of a historical documentary on veterans.
“Yup – we were duped. Ya’ got me, Sacha. Feel better now?” Palin’s Tuesday post begins, calling Cohen’s humor “evil, exploitive” and sick.
Among others reportedly “featured” in the series:
- 2016 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders
- Journalist Ted Koppel
- Retired Army General David Petraeus
- Former DNC chairman Howard Dean
- Arizona sheriff (and Trump pardonee) Joe Arpaio
- Conservative radio host Joe Walsh
Here’s to hoping Cohen’s series is more of the biting satire of Borat and less the goofy Bruno.
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