Sarah Palin claims Sacha Baron Cohen duped her for talk

Sarah Palin Lashes Out at 'Evil' Sacha Baron Cohen Over Prank Interview for Showtime Series 'Who Is America?'

Palin took to Facebook on Thursday to blast Showtime and CBS for enabling Cohen's "evil, exploitative, sick "humor" she says was disrespectful to the US military and middle class Americans.

Mrs. Palin explained that she had agreed to sit down with a "legit Showtime historical documentary" for a "legit opportunity" to honor American veterans. Instead, she was interviewed by Cohen in disguise as a wheelchair-bound disabled veteran, where she says she encountered only "disrespect and sarcasm".

Palin, who asked for the proceeds from the programme to be donated to charity, added: "Mock politicians and innocent public personalities all you want, if that lets you sleep at night, but HOW DARE YOU mock those who have fought and served our country".

"Sacha Baron Cohen at it again!"

Palin also noted that after she removed her microphone and walked out of the fake interview, Cohen's production team then intentionally dropped her and her daughter off at the wrong airport - causing them to miss their flights home to Alaska.

Showtime is an American entertainment company owned by CBS and behind Who Is America?.

The politician went on to say she thought she was being interviewed by a disabled USA veteran for a legitimate documentary.

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Palin says she and one of her daughters were interviewed by a man - she believes to be Baron Cohen - that was heavily disguised as a fake USA military veteran that was in a wheelchair. "Ya" got me, Sacha", Sarah writes. "Every honorable American Vet should feel the same". Experience tells us it will be heavily edited, not pretty, and meant to humiliate, ' said Palin.

A teaser released for the show features a clip of Cheney being asked to sign a "waterboarding kit".

Attempts to reach Cohen and a Showtime spokesperson weren't immediately successful.

She ended the post with one last call out, writing, "Feel good and manly about your M.O., Sacha?". And to punctuate her rant, she said that her daughter thinks he's a "piece of ****". Lots of tricks played.

Palin apparently cottoned on after Matt Drudge of the Drudge report tweeted of Baron Cohen's new project, "Both Republicans and Democrats are getting caught up in the madness".

Others taken in by the prank include Dick Cheney, Howard Dean and Ted Koppel - all of whom appeared in scenes for his upcoming Showtime series "Who Is America?"

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