MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow explains that “Bruno tries very unsuccessfully — I have to say — very unsuccessfully, to seduce Dr. Paul.” Dr. Paul was the model of a perfect Christian gentleman throughout the thoroughly disgusting scene (caution: offensive content), but the film serves as a reminder of the crass nature of the “entertainment” Hollywood is serving out these days.
Cohen has made a rather prosperous career out of being lewd and crude. In his last film, Borat, Cohen played a crass Kazakhstani who comes to America to seek his fortune and seduce women. He also was lowered down from the ceiling bare-bottomed at the most recent MTV movie awards.
Dr. Paul explained in an interview with radio talk show host Curtis Sliwa that the entire "interview" was a fraud:
I was expecting an interview on Austrian economics. So that didn’t turn out that way. By the time he started pulling his pants down I thought, “What in thunder is going on in here?” I ran out of the room [and said] “this interview has ended.” I think that when this all gets out, I’m probably going to have to apologize to my supporters because I think most of them are going to [ask] “Why in the world didn’t I didn’t just sock this guy in the nose?”
Dr. Paul, however, has no need to apologize. Only the lewd-and-crude actors and Hollywood studios who put out this trash need to apologize.
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