Sarah Palin is hopping angry, and trending on Twitter, after she says she was duped by Sacha Cohen, a liberal comedian, into an interview so he could try to humiliate her.
From the Hill:
The Daily Mail reports that the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee said she unknowingly participated in an interview for what turned out to be Cohen’s just-announced satirical series, “Who is America?”
“This ‘legit opportunity’ to honor American Vets and contribute to a ‘legit Showtime historical documentary’ was requested of me via a speakers bureau,” Palin said.
Palin, 54, says she traveled to Washington, D.C., to speak with Cohen, who she claims “had heavily disguised himself as a disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all.”
The “Borat” star is known for disguising himself to conduct interviews with unsuspecting subjects.
“Out of respect for what I was led to believe would be a thoughtful discussion with someone who had served in uniform, I sat through a long ‘interview’ full of Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm — but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin,” Palin said.
“The disrespect of our U.S. military and middle-class Americans via Cohen’s foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse,” she added.
That’s pretty terrible, and I’m not surprised Borat would pull something like this. And they knew the way to get to her was through pretending to be a wounded veteran! How scummy is that?!
Palin wants them to donate their proceeds to a veterans’ charity to make up for their insult to veterans:
The former Alaska governor said Cohen, whom she dubbed “shallow Sacha boy,” should go ahead and air the footage.
“Experience tells us it will be heavily edited, not pretty, and intended to humiliate,” Palin said.
She then extended a “challenge” 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,” Palin said.
Of course they won’t. What do you expect from scummy liberals.
And y’all know I’m not a big fan of Palin, but this is ridiculous.