Who are Baron Cohen's characters?
It doesn't seem, at least for now, that the likes of Ali G, Borat, or Brüno are going to make the returns. (After all, they are pretty recognizable at this point.) Instead we'll probably have Billy Wayne Ruddick Jr., PhD, who, in a tweet with the MAGA hashtag, billed himself as the "founder/ceo/accountant" of a website called Truthbrary.org. (Truthbrary.org does actually exist and it's filled with conspiracy theories.) In a note addressed to Palin, Ruddick said that he never claimed to be a veteran. "I was in the service -- not military, but United Parcel, and I only fought for my country once -- when I shot a Mexican who came onto my property," he wrote. Way back in August 2017, an Augusta, Georgia news channel reported that local conservative talk radio host Austin Rhodes had an encounter with a "Dr. Nira Cain" who appeared to be a "left-wing college professor from Portland, Oregon with long hair and wearing a peasant shirt." Rhodes recently told The Hollywood Reporter that Cain was coming for a program called Bridging the Divide. Koppel, however, found himself in contact with a man in a wheelchair "with an oxygen tank hanging off one of the handles."