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    Lol, are you playing along with Borat or do you really not get it? Sasha Baron Cohen (the comedian who plays Borat) is anything but racist and useless, his characters (Borat and the other 2 personas Cohen plays on Da Ali G show) are very purpuseful: they point out bigotry, and especially how ignorance plays into bigotry. By playing his aloof, ignorant character he gets bigots to admit bigoted things to him, like the people in the bar in Arizona who sang along "throw the Jew down the well, so my country can be free", or the priest who said Jews would go to hell.

    Borat is BRILLIANT.
     
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    Borat:
    The "New Looney Liberal World At It's Finest" if it feels good do it, FREEDOM.
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    Borat is taking advantage of the left wings favorite weapon "Freedom Of Speech"
     
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    He's exposing bigots, it's a PUBLIC SERVICE.
     
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    Yeah, he's making fun of an entire ethnicity and country by acting like citizens of Khazakstan are all backwards, racist, sexist jerks.

    What would you say about a white guy that put on black face and played on all the worst stereotypes of African-Americans...? Would that be a "PUBLIC SERVICE"...? But enough about ultra-liberal Ted Danson.
     
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    Coulter, Hannity, Limbaugh, Fox, Internet exposing whacky looney socialist liberals, it's a PUBLIC SERVICE.
     
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    I feel somehow tainted because I now know what Borat is. I think I was better off when I could only just barely recognize the main guy on the Da Ali G show and when I though Sasha Cohen was a female figure skater; but I was ok with this act when Andrew Dice Clay did it as a guy from Brooklyn, so I guess I'll have to just hold my nose and continue to avoid Showtime.
     
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    Do you people get pissed when political satire is played on SNL?

    Sasha Baron Cohen is a comedian, like Rush Limbaugh.

    Its also kinda sad that neoconservatives don't see the humor in Stephen Colbert. But he has Bill Oreiley's schtick down 100%....

    the differences between Borat/Colbert and Limbaugh/Oreiley is that Rush and Bill O have no clue that what they are doing is comedic brilliance!
     
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    Pujo I get it ... but look at it from the view of a person who does not understand the character ... they will enjoy the racism you say is not racism. Some people will buy into this and enjoy it ... poking fun at the people of Kazakhstan.

    I enjoy his humor sometimes...like when he was asking the guard dog trainer doesn't let the dogs interview the next dogs to be trained....but skirting the lines of racism is an area that doesn't need to be tested...because there are too many that will use the opportunity to enjoy it as a reality at the expense of many defenseless people....there are still people that use carts/ old cars pulled by donkeys...I don't find that funny at all.
     
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    I caught a little special on Comedy Central on Borat and I almost peed my pants I was laughing so hard. That was some of the funniest stuff I've seen in a LONG time.
     
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    Sasha Baron Cohen does that, too, the name of the character is Ali G and he's a fake black rapper from England. It's hilarious, he once argued with Newt Gingrich that people should get more welfare the longer they're on it, since other jobs give seniority.

    Besides, being a Russian Jew myself, why would I be more insulted by him in a black face?
     
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    The only thing that matters to me is he's not doing it in a mean-spirited way, he's doing it for the humor and satire - not to be insulting. No doubt some people won't get the joke and will laugh at Khazaks, but the truth is the joke isn't on the Khazaks, it's on them.

    Besides, it's always the conservatives here who say that liberals are too thin-skinned about offending minorities. Is the shoe on the other foot when it comes to Borat?
     
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    When the politically correct looney liberal raised his ugly head we lost the ability to laugh at each other.

    Minority comedians can still use "Whitey" though.
     
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