Sacha Baron Cohen claims that Sarah Palin just “wasn’t good enough” to be included in his series “Who is America?”

By |2019-06-05T08:08:17-08:00June 5th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |12 Comments

Same reason she lost her reality show and Fox News gig.

Courtesy of The Daily Beast

Even after Palin outed herself as one of his victims, giving the show more publicity than Baron Cohen could have ever asked for, he decided to cut her segment from the show.

Why? It simply wasn’t funny enough.

“Just like her candidacy for vice president, she wasn’t good enough to make the show,” Baron Cohen told me during our interview in front of a live audience at the SAG-Aftra Foundation, which you can hear in full on this week’s episode of The Last Laugh podcast.

Before the show premiered last summer, Baron Cohen said he “didn’t want to do any publicity, mainly out of laziness.” He was also worried that some of the people he had ensnared would take legal action to stop the show from coming out.

Palin was the first to emerge and say she had been “duped,” writing on Facebook, “I join a long list of American public personalities who have fallen victim to the evil, exploitive, sick ‘humor’ of the British ‘comedian’ Sacha Baron Cohen, enabled and sponsored by CBS/Showtime.” That opened the floodgates for other notable names to do the same.

“She was going around the talk shows and talking about how outrageous it was that we put her in the show and saying, this is disgusting and it’s on Showtime at 10 o’clock Sunday nights,” Baron Cohen told me. “She was literally promoting a show that she was not in. And I had this dilemma, which was I didn’t want to reveal that she wasn’t in the show and yet part of me wanted to correct her, because she was spreading some misinformation, which I know is quite a popular thing to do now.”

“And I was particularly worried, because obviously Ms. Palin is known for her factual accuracy,” he joked. “I mean, she was saying that I was a disgusting person, she mistakenly accused me of imitating a veteran, but the problem was the interview wasn’t very good.”

For the type of interview he conducts in character to work, he explained, “you need someone to fully engage and answer the questions,” but Palin “sort of gave these rote answers as if she was on a presidential campaign.”

Cohen says that Showtime pressured him to include the Palin interview since she was bringing the show so much publicity, but that ultimately he decided to cut her in order to maintain the quality of the show. 

I actually believe that Palin got her feelings hurt when she was cut from the show. 

In Palin world, the only thing worse than having people ridicule you publicly is having nobody interested enough to ridicule you publicly.  

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12 Comments

  1. Anonymous June 5, 2019 at 1:52 pm

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    http://www.themudflats.net/archives/18776

    “It’s February of 2009, and Sarah Palin wings her way to the remote village of Russian Mission to address the problems of the food/fuel crisis that was causing rural residents to have to choose between heating their homes and feeding their families. Palin’s solution? No, not a state of emergency, silly. That would be a government public sector-type solution. The private sector provided her with evangelical preacher Franklin Graham, a cushy private jet, some boxes of food with a sprinkling of religious literature, and a plate of Sarah’s homemade cookies. Really. She brought cookies. Cookies that she baked herself.”

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  2. Anonymous June 5, 2019 at 2:48 pm

    Just how many times can a soiled diaper be passed around? Same Palin crap.

  3. Anonymous June 5, 2019 at 3:15 pm

    Let’s see who’s interested enough to have her stump for them in 2020.
    I’m guessing goose egg.

  4. Anonymous June 5, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Just like when she was punk’d thinking that she was talking to Sarkozy in ’08, I’ll bet dimes to doughnuts that she had no idea who Sasha Baron Cohen was.
    The spineless old bat couldn’t even accept an apologetic invite to the Golden Globes. Know what you call someone who can’t take a joke?
    See Anonymous 1:52 PM.

  5. Anon June 5, 2019 at 4:18 pm

    Has Track killed anyone yet?

  6. Anonymous June 5, 2019 at 4:43 pm

    She’ll go to her grave blaming everyone else for her political demise, but let’s face facts. She was at the height of her popularity and success after ’08, and has absolutely no one else to blame but herself that she couldn’t pass the muster. Lord know that she was given every opportunity from politics to media to Hollywood. So much for going rogue; boo freaking hoo.

  7. Anon June 5, 2019 at 4:44 pm

    I’m going to go out on a limb here … about the reason she ‘lost’ her reality show.
    If you remember back then, she was still seriously playing the old white rubes for everything she could in order to get them to send money to her PAC in order for her to run for president. She teased and teased and teased a run for president, and it was lucrative for her. Kept her from having to actually get a job! However, in 2010, the time was coming to shut up or put up and officially declare her candidacy. BUT! If Sarah declared a run for the presidency, she’d have to play by the FEC rules about equal TV time and campaign ads and her reality show would violate that rule. So … in order to keep up the grift, she didn’t sign on for a second season of her reality show. That way, she could still grift the rubes, go on Fox News anytime they asked and pretend she was still ‘deciding.’
    My memory of that time, for what it’s worth.

  8. Anon June 5, 2019 at 8:47 pm

    Ol Barstool might have to get a REAL job. I read that CT lawmakers are looking into ‘diet drinks’ with their claims.
    Uh oh. They might pull those products and then what will she be selling? Real Estate? Yeah Right. Eye roll. Sure.

  9. nanna June 5, 2019 at 9:01 pm

    Poor old Sarah never had anything to offer but entertainment value until the Trump endorsement debacle took the focus off of him and finished her off. She got her visit to the WH with the other white trash but he won’t come looking for her endorsement again.

    She is mightily offended that he didn’t want her toxic stink in his administration but who would?

  10. Anon June 6, 2019 at 2:55 am

    Notice how quiet (crickets!) Sarah is regarding Trump’s continued trashing of her favorite sugar daddy, John McCain? Palin has said absolutely nothing in support of McCain’s legacy, service, family, etc. as Trump viciously attacks his memory. Her hypocrisy knows no limits.

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