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.
Here’s what he said
Cohen responded to Palin’s outrage and challenge in a sarcastic tweet Thursday that was made in the character of the interviewer. Palin had expressed offense that he had portrayed himself a wounded U.S. military veteran.
“Vice-President Palin,” the letter began. “I am Dr Billy Wayne Ruddick, founder/ceo/accountant of Truthbrary.org and it was I that interviewed you. I did NOT say I was a War Vet.”
“I was in the service – not military, but United Parcel, and I only fought for my country once – when I shot a Mexican who came onto my property,” he continued. “(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).”
“I have always admired you for TELLING THE TRUTH about Obama’s birth certificate and the location of Russia,” he added. “But ma’am, I do believe you have been hit by a bulls**t grenade are are now bleedin’ FAKE NEWS.”
“You used to hunt the most dangerous animals in the country,” he wrote, “like wolves and people on welfare. So why hunt a fine citizen journalist like myself?”
The message ended with a demand for an apology.
— Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PhD (@BillyWRuddick) July 12, 2018
“Hollywoodism’s disrespect and sarcasm”
Palin revealed Wednesday that she had been duped by the comedian into a fake interview that she later walked out of.
“For my interview,” Palin said, “my daughter and I were asked to travel across the country where Cohen (I presume) had heavily disguised himself as a disabled US Veteran, fake wheelchair and all.”
“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,” Palin continued, “but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin.”
She challenged Showtime, CBS, and the comedian to donate the proceeds of the show to a charity for veterans. They have not responded to that challenge directly.
Here’s a CNN news video about the interview: