Republican congressman is still touting fake pro-Israel award from Sacha Baron Cohen
As part of his effort to deceive conservative activists and legislators into humiliating themselves on his Showtime series Who is America?, Sacha Baron Cohen provided a phony pro-Israel award to a range of political figures called ““ 70 at 70. ” On behalf of a non-existent Israeli outlet called “ Yerushalayim Television, ” Cohen ’ s group informed its unwary victims ( and some more appropriately hesitant marks) they were being honored for their “ considerable contributions to the State of Israel. ” But weeks after the rouse was exposed, it appears that Rep. Scott Perry( R-PA) still doesn ’ t understand” he was fooled.
And easily manufacturers hurried me from the studio as an evident battle broke out. Strangest interview of my life– do not believe they spoofed me quite– however I did get this award, thanks @showtime . #boycottShowtime pic.twitter.com/yTZcxTww6O
— Joe Walsh( @WalshFreedom) July 11, 2018
The very first episode of the series aired in mid-July and triggered a nationwide stir . Former Rep. Joe Walsh( R-IL), 2008 Republican Vice Presidential Nominee Sarah Palin( R-AK), previous Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore (R), previous Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott( R-MS), and existing Representatives Joe Wilson( R-SC) and Dana Rohrabacher( R-CA) were all exposed to be amongst Cohen ’ s victims. Recently, a Georgia state agent resigned after being revealed on the program dropping his trousers and yelling a racial slur.
Despite all this nationwide news, ThinkProgress found on Friday that Rep. Perry ’ s project website really notes the phony award amongst the third-term congressman ’ s awards.
. CREDIT: Scott Perry project page screenshot.
Alongside his 2018“ True Blue Award ” from the anti-LGBTQ hate group the Family Research Council and his 2010 Leadership Award from the Republican Party of Pennsylvania, Perry notes the phony reward– improperly noting it as “ 70 for 70 ″ on his “ Awards and Recognition ” page.
This is not the very first” time Perry has actuallyshown that he has a difficult time informing truth from fiction. Last October, he wrongly implicated CNN ’ s Chris Cuomo of creating’the Puerto Rico crisis and in January he promoted a fake conspiracy theory from InfoWars that ISIS had something to do with in 2015 ’ s mass shooting in Las Vegas.
CORRECTION: An earlier variation of the story improperly determined CNN ’ s Chris Cuomo as Andrew Cuomo. The typo has actually been remedied.
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