The usually media-savvy Sarah Palin revealed today that she was duped into doing an interview for the new Sacha Baron Cohen Showtime series “Who Is America?”
“Palin said that Cohen pretended to be a wounded veteran in a wheelchair for the interview and that she was duped into the sit-down,” the U.K. publication The Daily Mail reports, adding: “After she walked out of the interview, Palin said that the network purposely dropped her off at the wrong airport knowing that she could not get a flight.”
The incident reportedly took place in November. Now Palin wants Showtime and its parent company CBS, along with Cohen, to donate profits to a veterans group.
Palin is quoted saying: “This ‘legit opportunity’ to honor American vets and contribute to a ‘legit Showtime historical documentary’ was requested of me via a speakers bureau.” She adds: “For my interview, my daughter and I were asked to travel across the country where Cohen (I presume) had heavily disguised himself as a disabled U.S. 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 Hollywoodisms, disrespect and sarcasm — but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen’s chagrin.”
Palin was reportedly with her teenage daughter Piper, who may have missed school because of the airport incident.
“She also informed Cohen that Piper thinks he is a ‘piece of s–t,'” the report adds.