July 1, 2009, - 4:19 pm

Sacha Baron Cohen’s Selective Sympathy: Pity on La Toya Jackson, But Not Alan Keyes or Ron Paul

By Debbie Schlussel
As longtime readers know, I was not a fan of Sacha Baron Cohen’s “Borat” movie (read my review). It mostly made fun of well-meaning, good Americans and mocked them. And it was a mockery of America in general . . . by a European whom America has made very wealthy. On the other hand, “Bruno” looks–at least to me–to be slightly better. We’ll see. I’ll be screening it soon and posting my review on July 10th, when the movie debuts.
In the meantime, I can’t help but notice Cohen’s selective sympathy for subjects of his mockery. Cohen had no qualms about punking and p3wning Alan Keyes and Bob Barr in “Borat.” And he does the same to Ron Paul in “Bruno,” the trailers show.

latoyajackson2.jpgbruno.jpg

Sacha Baron Cohen Has Sympathy for LaToya, but Not Alan Keyes or Ron Paul
And “Bruno” also included a segment in which LaToya Jackson–arguably weirder than her late brother, Michael Jackson–was the target of Cohen’s jokes and trickery. But that scene has been cut, out of sympathy for the Jackson sister in the wake of the death of her estranged brother.
I find that interesting, given that La Toya Jackson was, in 1993, among those who attacked her brother while he was alive and insisted he was a child molester. I also find it interesting because I doubt Cohen would have any such sympathy for Ron Paul, Alan Keyes, or Bob Barr (and I’m no fan of Islamic terrorist enabler Barr), if they had a death in the family, even a death of a family member whom they publicly denounced and from whom they were long estranged. I doubt he’d change the movie for any of them or show them any lenience.
But, hey, they’re only conservative politicians on the right. Therefore, they don’t deserve any sympathy. And a weirdo hanger-on sister of a dead pop star, well she deserves every sympathy and bit of compassion in the world.
Ah, the selective standards and sympathy of the Hollywood crowd.

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Print Friendly, PDF & Email






9 Responses

I can’t stand anyone who gains laughs by humiliating others. The LaToya Jackson bit was pulled because he feared it would lower his profits and not out of any sense of sympathy. I mean really – does this guy have “sympathy” for anyone?
[J: AMEN! DS]

jeannedb on July 1, 2009 at 5:48 pm

Debbie—COHEN SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A TERRORIST…NOT RON PAUL NOR ALAN KEYES! BARON COHEN IS SOMEONE WHO SHOULD BE SHOT BY FIRING SQUAD FOR GOING AFTER TWO REAL AMERICANS LIKE PAUL AND KEYES!

NEPatriot on July 1, 2009 at 10:33 pm

This homosexual Cohen is scum. He is a punk who is waiting to get decked. Too many people are either to naive to this fool or not man enough to kick his ass when he tries to humiliate your manhood. If he pulled any crap on me, he would have a wired jaw when I got through with him.
He just pulled a stunt on a high school in Los Angeles and typical of the MSM they play it off as nothing bad and they should worry about the school budget. However when a gay is attacked on campus, stupid ass vigils are called and marches are played out by the MSM. Hopefully one of those parents of the football players sues the hell out of this punk. He is a child molestor. Any man who goes to a school campus and walks around with a dildo or jockstrap and meets boys should be arrested. Perverted freak should get what he deserves.
http://abclocal.go.com/kabc/story?section=news/entertainment&id=6892499

californiascreaming on July 2, 2009 at 12:31 am

Ques. to Debbie:
Wasn’t aware of Bob Barr being a terrorist enabler.Would like to hear those details if you would share them.
TIA.

billybob on July 2, 2009 at 10:52 am

Ques. for Debbie…
Was not aware Bob Barr is a terrorist enabler.Would you disclose more details regarding this please.
TIA.
[BB: HE WAS ONE OF ISLAMIC JIHAD FOUNDER AND FRONTMAN SAMI AL-ARIAN’S BIGGEST DEFENDERS AND ENABLERS AND OPPOSED EVERY LAW DESIGNED TO CATCH TERRORISTS, INCLUDING THE SECRET EVIDENCE LAW AND PROFILING. THE GUY’S A SCHMUCK. AND A FRAUD. DS]

billybob on July 2, 2009 at 11:36 am

All over the world, everyone is demonizing American Christians. If it was happening to any other group, people wouldn’t stand for it. It’s always amazing when the demonization comes from people whose ancestors have had it done to them. I wouldn’t give this Jewish prick two cents of my money for his second film.

JP on July 2, 2009 at 11:06 pm

They once called this slime bag an Orthodox Jew. He has nothing in common with them at all.
He is just a disgusting person and an actor who engages in the lowest forms of so called entertainment.

Facts of Life on July 3, 2009 at 12:51 am

Cohen is another in the long line of celebrities that go out of their way to deny their heritage and are nothing but self-loathing Jews.

Marc on July 3, 2009 at 8:58 am

I’d bet the little pervert invented crotchless lederhosen for the movie.

Mistress_Dee on July 5, 2009 at 3:20 pm

Leave a Reply for billybob

Click here to cancel reply.

* denotes required field