Dec 5, 2006

Ignorance Is Relative

Kudos to Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune's theater critic, for informing us that Borat goes after easy ugly-American targets. (I actually found the film a bit of a letdown after all the buildup, and tend to mostly agree with Ron Rosenbaum.) Apparently unaware of the character's history, Jones wonders indignantly: Why doesn't British comedian Sacha Baron Cohen go after his fellow Brits?
Let's see his Borat make some Cultural Learnings of his own smug world. It wouldn't be hard for him to chat up a racist in a London pub. He could go to any British soccer game and find a cacophony of anti-gay slurs.

Or why not talk up some fusty academics at Cambridge? Oh, wait. He did.

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