Friday, 23 August, 2019

Showtime Decries "Misinformation" Spread By ‘Who Is America?’ Victim Sarah Palin

Lora Ball | 17 July, 2018, 09:28

"We knew the new series from Sacha Baron Cohen was going to be good, but we didn't think it'd be quite this good", which was based on former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin unleashing a furious blast of criticism at the former Ali G, Borat and Bruno star for "duping" her.

If you want to watch Sacha Baron Cohen's surreal new tv experience "Who Is America" on Showtime, you'll need to pay for a subscription, or at least keep very close tabs on your 30 day free trial.

Having spent a year undercover, this is the first true glimpse of what he's been up to, and the results are utterly staggering.

"Who is America?" is both the title of Sacha Baron Cohen's first foray into television satire in more than a decade and the existential question on the lips of liberals living through the Trump presidency.

"In Sunday's episode, during an interview with Senator Bernie Sanders, Baron Cohen in character as Dr. Ruddick was asked by the Senator if he is disabled, and he stated that he is not and uses a mobility scooter to conserve his energy".

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A CVS spokesman said a regional director contacted Hudson as soon as the company became aware of the incident. He was a state delegate for Donald Trump's presidential campaign and is now running for 48th Ward alderman.

In the episode, the series' debut, Baron Cohen interviewed Senator Bernie Sanders in character as Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., Ph.D. of Truthbrary.org, a blowhard conspiracy theorist of the likes found on fringe alt-right media.

The prank comes after Sarah Palin accused Cohen, 46, of duping her into doing an interview by posing as a wounded veteran.

According to Vanity Fair, Billy Wayne is the same character used for Palin's segment, which has not aired yet.

Teasers for the new series saw USA former vice president Dick Cheney signing a "waterboard kit" and Sarah Palin unleash a furious Facebook attack, upset to have been one of Cohen's pranked subjects. She ultimately left, however, after claiming to have experienced "a long "interview" full of Hollywoodism's disrespect and sarcasm". She challenged Baron Cohen and Showtime to donate proceeds from the show to a veterans' charity.

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