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The first clip from his new show leaked:

https://twitter.com/VeritasChicana/status/1018393651825729536


It's hard to distinguish between the people crazy enough to actually believe this and the Ron Burgundys who will basically read anything off a teleprompter, but this is well worth the watch.



Mods: Feel free to move to Entertainment/TV if more appropriate, but I was 99% sure it'd wind up here anyway.

Re: Sasha Baron Cohen gets prominent Rs to endorse arming preschoolers
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2018, 03:29:55 PM »

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Imagine actually being that stupid. I watched it twice to make sure it wasn't fake.

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Imagine actually being that stupid. I watched it twice to make sure it wasn't fake.


They're so dumb that they manage to make Matt Gaetz seem like the savvy one, which is a real tough row to hoe if you know anything about him.

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Sasha is hilarious. Gotta give him that.

Re: Sasha Baron Cohen gets prominent Rs to endorse arming preschoolers
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The Blink 182, the Cardi B, the Wiz Khalifa, the Rita Ora... oh man...

Re: Sasha Baron Cohen gets prominent Rs to endorse arming preschoolers
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That's some funny stuff. I hope the constituencies of those Congressmen get to see this, realize how very stupid their representatives are and elect them out of Congress.

Some funny stuff these guys said.

"Introduce specialty selected children from 12 to 4 years old to pistols, rifles, semi-automatics and a rudimentary understanding of mortars"

"A first grader can become a first grenader"

"Its something we should think about in America, putting guns in the hands of.....
whether they be teachers, or whether they actually be talented children or highly trained preschoolers"

"A 3 year old can't protect itself from an assault rifle by throwing a Hello Kitty pencil case at it"

"Toddlers are pure, uneffected by fake news and homosexuality"

"Children under 5 years old have elevated levels of the pheromone Blink 182 produced by the part of the liver called the Rita Ora. This allows nerve reflexes to travel along the Cardi B pathway to the Wiz Kalifa"

Boy I hope these guys knew it was a prank and went along with it otherwise this goes from being hilarious to being extremely sad.









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I always thought Sarah Palin to be a bit of a dolt but even she was able to see Cohen's manipulation of her and walked out on him when he tried something like this on her. Props to Sarah.

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I always thought Sarah Palin to be a bit of a dolt but even she was able to see Cohen's manipulation of her and walked out on him when he tried something like this on her. Props to Sarah.

It is sad how low the bar is for politicians.

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That's some funny stuff. I hope the constituencies of those Congressmen get to see this, realize how very stupid their representatives are and elect them out of Congress.

Boy I hope these guys knew it was a prank and went along with it otherwise this goes from being hilarious to being extremely sad.

They didn't, most have already said so. Sarah Palin and Roy Moore have also mentioned being duped. But if you believe you're acting as an endorser and you understand the words you're saying, is it really being duped into anything but accidentally revealing how radical and/or promiscuous your views really are?

And any of the current Reps who get voted out will just wind up in the cushy lobbyist/pundit jobs the ones out of office have.

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« Reply #9 on: July 15, 2018, 04:59:01 PM »

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That's some funny stuff. I hope the constituencies of those Congressmen get to see this, realize how very stupid their representatives are and elect them out of Congress.

Boy I hope these guys knew it was a prank and went along with it otherwise this goes from being hilarious to being extremely sad.

They didn't, most have already said so. Sarah Palin and Roy Moore have also mentioned being duped. But if you believe you're acting as an endorser and you understand the words you're saying, is it really being duped into anything but accidentally revealing how radical and/or promiscuous your views really are?

And any of the current Reps who get voted out will just wind up in the cushy lobbyist/pundit jobs the ones out of office have.
Dang...then this isn't funny, its sad..... for America.

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Here's the 10 minute preview:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkXeMoBPSDk

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« Reply #11 on: July 15, 2018, 06:28:47 PM »

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"Toddlers are pure, uneffected by fake news and homosexuality"

"Children under 5 years old have elevated levels of the pheromone Blink 182 produced by the part of the liver called the Rita Ora. This allows nerve reflexes to travel along the Cardi B pathway to the Wiz Kalifa"
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these are two of the funniest quotes i have ever read. ha ha ha...tp.  ;D
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I have mixed feelings about duping people on camera.  It's easy to fool people.  For me to chuckle and enjoy, it really needs to be when someone reveals true despicable values/ideas when they think are speaking with the likeminded (or when successfully baited by a contrarian).  It is too easy to dupe people into everyday stupidity -- which I usually find more "spine-wrenching" (hard to watch) than funny.   

Borat was brilliant, but there were moments that regular folks were just made fools of -- and that's not really funny.  But, getting politicians to reveal their extremist thinking -- that's OK.  In fairness, getting some of the far left folks to reveal extreme thoughts, perhaps on socialism or other such views, would be equally interesting and Cohen should provide equal time.   

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I have mixed feelings about duping people on camera.  It's easy to fool people.  For me to chuckle and enjoy, it really needs to be when someone reveals true despicable values/ideas when they think are speaking with the likeminded (or when successfully baited by a contrarian).  It is too easy to dupe people into everyday stupidity -- which I usually find more "spine-wrenching" (hard to watch) than funny.   

Borat was brilliant, but there were moments that regular folks were just made fools of -- and that's not really funny.  But, getting politicians to reveal their extremist thinking -- that's OK.  In fairness, getting some of the far left folks to reveal extreme thoughts, perhaps on socialism or other such views, would be equally interesting and Cohen should provide equal time.   

Is it Cohen's job to provide equal time, though?

The concept of providing "Equal time" by news media is praised on the idea that both sides of an argument are with enough merit that folks should hear both sides.

1) Cohen is not news media.
2) Both sides of an argument do not really always have enough merit to deserve equal time.

But don't despair.  There are several groups (paid for by right-wing advocacy money) that make a point of trying to catch liberals (politicians, media personalities, celebrities, etc.) saying controversial things in 'sting' operations.

One of those groups (Project Veritas) tried to pull a sting on WAPO reporters last year and failed pretty miserably.   

https://www.washingtonpost.com/investigations/a-woman-approached-the-post-with-dramatic--and-false--tale-about-roy-moore-sje-appears-to-be-part-of-undercover-sting-operation/2017/11/27/0c2e335a-cfb6-11e7-9d3a-bcbe2af58c3a_story.html?utm_term=.9f11ae42ca75
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I swear, if I'm a Democratic candidate, I will use this video as a campaign material.

You cannot make this thing up. Jesus, what a disgrace.
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