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Posted Friday 8/10/18 at 1:34PM EDT
Sheriff Joe Arpaio: I thought Sacha Baron Cohen's "handjob" question referred to illegal immigrants working with their hands on their job
The former Maricopa County sheriff says he "made a bad mistake" with his Who Is America? appearance that aired this week. Arpaio explained that he and Cohen's Finnish YouTube star character spoke for an hour, mostly about illegal immigration. When Arpaio was asked about "golden showers," he thought Cohen's character was asking if President Trump had gold in his shower. “And then handjob," Arpaio said. "What was that? He was talking about illegals coming over working with their hands on their job."
Posted Monday 8/06/18 at 6:42PM EDT
Showtime boss is "dying" to renew Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America? for a second season
“I’m dying to bring it back,” said Showtime president David Nevins at the TV press tour. Nevins called the series “a risk I am are really glad we took," adding that it led to a lot of subscriptions. Still, the gotcha nature of the series makes it difficult to determine whether it will return for a second season.
- Sheriff Joe Arpaio says of Trump "blow job": "I didn't even know what he was talking about"
- Will the Sarah Palin episode air? “All I can say about that is there are several people who have thrown themselves in front of buses that may not be heading their way," Showtime programming boss Gary Levine responded cryptically
Posted Sunday 8/05/18 at 3:40PM EDT
Sacha Baron Cohen offers a glimpse of his Who Is America? "Finnish comedian" character used to prank Sheriff Joe Arpaio
Arpaio, the former Maricopa County, Arizona sheriff who was pardoned by President Trump and who's running for U.S. Senate, detailed how he was duped in an interview with Breitbart. Arpaio said Cohen using “highly inappropriate” phraseology that he says made him “very uncomfortable.”
Posted Friday 7/13/18 at 2:51AM EDT
Sacha Baron Cohen's victims are sure doing a good job promoting Who Is America?
"So far, the comedian has been promoting Who Is America? with videos parodying Trump University and asking Dick Cheney to sign a 'waterboard kit,'" says Marissa Martinelli. "He needn’t have bothered, though, because the best advertisements for the show so far are very public complaints by conservatives like Sarah Palin, Roy Moore, and Joe Walsh, all of whom admit to having being duped by his latest characters."
- Former Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio is "pissed" at Cohen, who duped him as a Trump-loving Finnish comedian
- Conservative radio host Austin Rhodes: I was duped last summer when Cohen's people pitched me on a CBS show called Bridging the Divide
- Cohen has created his own Infowars-style conspiracy website for his show