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Bill Collins
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Posted: 18 July 2018 at 7:44am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

This is on U.K. tv, not sure if it`s available in the
U.S.
It`s similar in concept to his Ali G series where he
uses `characters` to get people in positions of power to
say what they really think, satire at it`s most biting.
One section was about arming 4 year olds under the guise
of `Kinderguardians` i highly recommend that section, it
is deeply worrying and revealing.
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Posted: 19 July 2018 at 12:22am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Watched it and got a few good laughs while also being really concerned that there are looneys so enamored by guns they want them in the hands of "well trained" 4 year olds. I'm surprised he's able to still pull this off this far into his career. I don't think he'll ever top Borat as far as his characters go though. 
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Posted: 19 July 2018 at 1:34am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

The gun segment is available on Showtime's YouTube for the non-Showtime subscribers:

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Bill Collins
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Posted: 19 July 2018 at 8:05am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Frightening isn`t it?
I remember on one of his Ali G episodes he was
interviewing a fox hunting supporter, it was all the
usual `It`s all about countryside conservation`
bullshit, then Ali G whispered when the guest thought
the cameras were off `Go on, be honest, it`s all about
the bloodlust` or words to that effect, and the guest
said with a sly laugh, that yes it was.

I think he`s got away with it because he`s not done
anything like it for a few years and is using
different disguises, so people are not on their guard,
plus, let`s be honest, those NRA idiots aren`t too
bright to begin with.
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Posted: 19 July 2018 at 4:44pm | IP Logged | 5 post reply

As I said elsewhere the last couple of minutes of that YouTube clip go beyond satire and are truly frightening. They really hammer home how messed up the gun obsession is.

One bit that stood out is when Cohen's character is talking about training his young child in gun control and the child is killed by the gun. The person being interviewed offers no empathy over the death and continues to talk about guns without even blinking. Insane!
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Posted: 19 July 2018 at 11:33pm | IP Logged | 6 post reply

Rod, there is a clear edit @ that point you mention so Iím a little unsure what his actual reaction in real time was. However, thatís giving a real idiot the benefit of the doubt & the rest of the interview clearly shows how frightening a) his opinions & b) his power is.
Heís proud he stopped a bill to protect four year olds from having access to guns?

The most scary part is his statement about how young kids have not yet developed morals & would therefore make excellent soldiers in the future. I have no words for that one.
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Posted: 20 July 2018 at 3:08pm | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Cohen's makeup is brilliant enough that I wouldn't know it was him either. Then again I did watch Da Ali G Show, so I would hope I'd be smart enough if Cohen was trying to "put me on."
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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 20 July 2018 at 7:04pm | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Here are the sides of the duped for whatever it's worth... Joe Walsh and Sarah Palin...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9LjwRRO9fk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VNEJrsaOJk



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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 20 July 2018 at 7:29pm | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Cohen as another character pranking Bernie Sanders... so it's not all out to get Republicans/so-called conservatives...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hiGEh7UoMYg
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Posted: 21 July 2018 at 12:40am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

Lying or is it being disingenuous to get people to
reveal their true feelings/thoughts?
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Rebecca Jansen
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Posted: 21 July 2018 at 11:00am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

My favorite of the old show was Andy Rooney (from 60 Minutes) leaving because Ali G.'s ebonics rap grammar and use of English meant to him this idiot was wasting his time. Said something like get a dictionary and left. Grumpy often wins over trendy for me!:^)

I still miss Andy Rooney. :^(
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Posted: 21 July 2018 at 4:01pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply

So far, I don't think this new show is as funny as the
Ali G series.

The art gallery segment was just crazy. I can't believe
the lady did that.
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 22 July 2018 at 12:52am | IP Logged | 13 post reply

Wilson, me neither!
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