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'Lord Monckton': Sacha Baron Cohen's latest character?

Especially in this day and age, there are political celebrities who routinely say such outlandish things that you’re uncertain whether to take them seriously. So you can’t really blame Australian TV host Craig Reucassel for implying that Lord Christopher Monckton must be the next brilliant creation of Sacha Baron Cohen. For those of you unfamiliar with Monckton’s CV, he’s an outspoken climate-change skeptic who once worked for prime minister Margaret Thatcher and he has a history of controversial and polarizing statements. Like the time he said the Hitler Youth was a liberal Green organization. Or the time he suggested that all AIDS victims should be quarantined.

Watch as Reucassel marvels at Cohen’s artistic integrity during an interview with “Monckton” for his show, The Hamster Wheel. Cohen doesn’t break character in the slightest, and even pretends to be angered by Reucassel’s line of questioning and orders him to leave. What commitment!

How does “Monckton” compare to Cohen’s other characters, like Borat, Ali G, and Brüno? Are there current American political figures who you think might also really be fake characters? I mean, besides Donald Trump.

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Originally posted October 20 2011 — 11:58 AM EDT

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