In a segment on his latest show Who Is America?, Sacha Baron Cohen, in his adopted persona as an Israeli anti-terrorism expert, interviews failed Alabama senate candidate Roy Moore and demonstrates a new device supposedly invented by the Israeli army that can detect pedophiles, something that Moore has been accused of being. The interview does not go well.
What is incredible is how Moore calmly asserts that Alabama has always believed in equality and that everyone has been free regardless of race or religion or sexuality. Alabama!
Once again, Baron Cohen duped his targets by using their reflexive support for Israel to get them to let down their guard.
Moore said he was invited to Washington, D.C., earlier this year to “receive an award for my strong support of Israel in commemoration of her 70th anniversary as a nation.”
Moore said other than expenses, he was not paid for the appearance. He said he “did not know Sacha Cohen or that a Showtime TV series was being planned to embarrass, humiliate, and mock not only Israel, but also religious conservatives such as Sarah Palin, Joe Walsh, and Dick Cheney.”
Moore has threatened to sue but he always threatens to sue and it never goes anywhere. It is just trying to save face, like his threatened legal challenge to his loss in the Alabama senate race.