Last night I watched the first episode of Sacha Baron Cohen’s new show "Who is America?" and it was brutal. I noticed that he started with a rather lame Bernie Sanders interview, that didn’t do much other than make Sanders look a bit confused on the TV.
But his other sketches, which saw him tricking conservative politicians and pundits into supporting a guns-for-children scheme, went too far in my opinion.
Listening to former Republican Congressman Joe Walsh’s explanation of what happened cleared a lot up. It’s evident to me that so much trickery was used in this show that it’s unfair to simply brand these politicians as idiots.
They were duped in an elaborate scheme, which outlined the importance of children being able to defend themselves. By feeding them success stories of Israeli children killing terrorists, he got conservative politicians on board with a plan that in all reality, was a bit silly.
I still have to ask – why doesn’t Sacha Baron Cohen go in so hard on the left?