Cohen responded to Palin's outrage and challenge in a sarcastic tweet Thursday that was made in the character of the interviewer.
Former Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin challenged comedian Sacha Cohen after he tricked her into a fake interview to donate proceeds to charities benefitting veterans - his response was telling. She was greeted by a man in a wheelchair, presumably Cohen, who identified himself as a veteran and proceeded to conduct "a long interview full of Hollywoodism's disrespect and sarcasm".
Palin, the 2008 USA vice-presidential candidate, says she was tricked into an interview, ostensibly about American veterans, by a person dressed as a disabled US serviceman. "I was in the service - not military, but United Parcel". "So why hunt a fine citizen journalist like myself?" the letter states.
"But ma'am, I do believe you have been hit by a bullshit grenade and are now bleedin' FAKE NEWS", Sacha wrote referencing the 2013 SNL skit in which Tina Fey joked that Sarah said "I can see Russian Federation from my house", the uproar over whether or not President Obama was a US citizen, and of course Donald Trump's idea that the media spews lies.
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As Palin tells it, she and her daughter traveled across the country for what they presumed was a "legit opportunity" to honor American veterans and contribute to a "legit Showtime historical documentary".
Who Is America? debuts on Showtime this Sunday at 9PM CST. She said she was especially incensed that he had posed as a disabled military vet.
Showtime has said the seven-episode series from the "Borat" star will "explore the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation".
The message ended with a demand for an apology.