Skip to comments.Joe Arpaio says he was duped by Sacha Baron Cohen
Posted on 07/12/2018 8:36:37 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
Former Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio admitted that he was tricked into giving an interview to Sacha Baron Cohen, becoming the latest political figure to acknowledge becoming part of the comedian's upcoming project.
Cohen was in disguise as a Finnish comedian during the October 2017 interview, Arpaio recalled in an interview with Breitbart News.
"I felt uncomfortable with some of the words they were using but I had to live through it. I am not the type of guy who gets up and walks out," he told Breitbart. "I never walked out in thousands of interviews. I just take it."
He said the experience made him "very uncomfortable," because of some of the language that Cohen's character used, such as "golden shower." He said he documented the experience in a personal memo shortly after the interview.
"Something told me I had better document this," he said.
Cohen is reportedly working on a prank interview show for Showtime. A promo video posted on his Twitter account this week features former Vice President Dick Cheney being asked to autograph a "waterboard kit" a gallon jug and a towel. In the video, Cheney complies with that request.
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.
Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin (R) also said on Thursday that she was duped into a prank interview by Cohen, who had disguised himself as a disabled veteran.
You become an easy target for a 'gotcha' interview.
This wouldn't happen if people were more selective who they give interviews to.
Joe was also duped by the Bush League Republicans who are using him to elect McSallycain as the next Amnesty Senator.
So, Sacha is a uber liberal Jew that likes to punk Conservatives it sounds? His early work seemed non partisan, but perhaps that has changed with an affliction of TDS?
the old was partisan too.
He’s not the first. Marlon Fitzwater was the best when interviewed by Alley G.
Sacha Baron Cohen interviewed Pat Buchanan once. He asked if Saddam Hussein had BLTs and would he attempt to use them. Pat didnt miss a beat and played along. Even asking, BLTs, did you say?
Or maybe it was Alley G.? I thought it was SBC.
Trump had enough sense to walk out.
The left did not like it when videos were made of the abortionists describing cutting up babies with care to sell so that they can buy, in one instance, a Lamborghini. They will not tolerate ANY abortion videos.
Sacha can never erase the permanent stain he has just smeared across the pages of his showbiz bio.
There reason anyone over 75 should not open the door to anyone.
What does him being Jewish have to do with anything? Are you anti-semitic?
No, i’m not anti semitic by any means. But, there are Jews that are atheists that absolutely despise conservatives. I’m guessing then, he’s one of them.
Thanks for letting me clarify.
Too bad, i really enjoyed his crazy humor. I never saw the politics in it before. But, that is a world back then and forever going forward we are all different.
I’ve completely sworn off pop culture as my response.
I was going to write something similar. SBC and his ilk play off the egos of his targets.
Ali G is the character, SBC is the person.
Sometimes its best to just say nothing.
SBC targets people who fall for his game.
i WANT to see Cohen dupe some Muslims.
He is an Orthodox Jew.
He is also a skilled satirist who is ready to make fun of anyone.
She’s going to cover that in a interview via satellite from Alaska with ABC’s Good Morning America coming up sometime later this AM.
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