Palin claims that she participated in what she thought was a legitimate Showtime documentary honoring American soldiers, but was actually a prank where Baron Cohen presented himself as a disabled veteran and subjected her to "Hollywoodism's [sic] disrespect and sarcasm" before she walked out. "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", Riddick wrote.
Palin, it turns out, isn't the only conservative figure angered by "Who Is America?", which Showtime is touting as a seven-episode series that "explores the diverse individuals, from the infamous to the unknown across the political and cultural spectrum, who populate our unique nation". "There were points in the interview where he wanted me to, like, hold up images of weapons systems and endorse those weapons systems", Gaetz said. "He thinks this kind of stuff is amusing, and mocking the disabled and mocking and belittling our vets with his portrayal, in my book, it's not amusing".
Palin addressed Cohen's rebuttal on "GMA".
"My hat is off to his crew, who kept my producer and I off-kilter the entire interview", he said of the time Cohen appeared on his live radio show, disguised as someone named Dr. Nira Cain, another character, presumably for Who Is America?
The only person to take the interview in stride seems to be Koppel, who told The Hollywood Reporter: "Everybody loves seeing well-known people get duped", he says.
"No, I don't regret the interview", Arpaio said.
'So how do you respond to them saying that he was not indeed acting as an injured veteran, ' Roberts asked Palin.
Cohen, as Ruddick, then mocked Palin for questioning the authenticity of former President Barack Obama's birth certificate and comments she made about being able to see Russian Federation from her home in Alaska.
Cohen's Showtime series premieres on July 15.