"Part of this propaganda, this data he was showing me had something to do with sex changes and transgenderism, and then he brought up Chelsea Clinton and said that she was a recipient of a government-funded sex change", Palin explained. "It mocked middle class Americans". It mocked our values, it mocked the disabled. "And mocking the disabled and mocking and belittling our vets with this portrayal, in my book it's not amusing". I would love to'.
Ruddick and Truthbrary.org may be partially inspired by right-wing news site the Drudge Report founder Matt Drudge, since in one of the brief character shots in the teaser Baron Cohen is wearing a straw hat of the kind favored by Drudge.
'It was supposed to be this big-time Showtime documentary and it was passed on to me by a speaker's bureau, which I would assume had done some vetting, but, you know, this "comedian" is obviously very good at lying, at duping people'.
Baron Cohen later retweeted it from his own account.
The interview was reportedly filmed in November, but Palin is speaking out ahead of the show's debut on July 15.
He takes swipes at the one-time vice presidential hopeful for questioning President Barack Obama's nativity, and even addresses the letter to "Vice-President Palin" though she and running mate John McCain lost to Obama and Joe Biden in the 2008 presidential election. "Thank God people are wise to Hollywood's BS & said, 'Enough'".
She did not make mention of her previous claim that Showtime left her stranded at the airport in the wake of the interview, but did say that she has heard nothing from the network since that day.
This response from "Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PhD" that Baron Cohen retweeted gives us a better sense of what we'll be seeing when the show premieres this Sunday.
"Aren't you playing into what they want?"
In a letter Sacha a.k.a. Dr. Ruddick (the character Sarah claims was dressed as a Vet) addressed Sarah by saying "I did NOT say I was a war Vet".
"You read a line like that and, you know, man, this guy, he just doesn't quit", Palin said, referring to the line about bone spurs in Baron Cohen's character's rebuttal.
'In my book it's not amusing'. "This comedian too, he mocks gays, he mocks jews". It's to parody something that is important to an individual or an entity or group of people'.
Showtime has no comment.
In a statement, Moore said that he was tricked into participating in Cohen's series after he was invited to receive an award for his "strong support of Israel".
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.