On Tuesday, former Vice Presidential candidate and Alaska governor Sarah Palin said that comedian Sacha Baron Cohen tricked her into doing a fake interview for his mysterious upcoming Showtime show Who Is America?
She said that she and one of her daughters, whom she did not name, were asked to travel across the country for the interview. "I am Dr Billy Wayne Ruddick, founder/ceo/accountant of Truthbrary.org and it was I that interviewed you".
Ruddick claims he never presented himself as a former member of the USA military (he was, in fact, a part of the United Parcel Service), that he was unable to serve his country (following the discovery of bone spurs in his "testies"), and that Palin may have been hit by a "bullshit grenade".
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Cohen responded to Palin's outrage and challenge in a sarcastic tweet Thursday that was made in the character of the interviewer. 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".
"I am involved in several court cases presently to defend my honor and character against vicious false political attacks by liberals like Cohen", the Republican who lost the Alabama special election continued on.
"Who is America?", due to launch on Sunday on cable channel Showtime, has been shrouded in secrecy apart from a trailer showing former USA defense secretary Dick Cheney signing a large bottle described as a water-boarding kit. "(Coincidentally, just like our Great President, I was sadly prevented from joining the regular army on account of bone spurs bein discovered in my testies)". "But ma'am, I do believe you have been hit by a bulls-t grenade and are now bleedin' fake news".
"You used to hunt the most risky animals in the country", he wrote, "like wolves and people on welfare". She said she was especially incensed that he had posed as a disabled military vet.