Former Gov. Sarah Palin, R-Alaska, on Tuesday tore into British comedian and filmmaker Sacha Baron Cohen for duping her into an interview by disguising himself as a wounded veteran.
"How dare you mock those who have fought and served our country," the outraged Palin wrote in a Facebook post referencing a tweet by Drudge Report chief Matt Drudge that warned Cohen "is at it again" and was tricking politicians and journalists alike.
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?"
Palin said she agreed to the Cohen interview for a "legit opportunity" to honor veterans.
"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," she wrote.
"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 — but finally had enough and literally, physically removed my mic and walked out, much to Cohen's chagrin.
"The disrespect of our U.S. military and middle-class Americans via Cohen's foreign commentaries under the guise of interview questions was perverse."
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