Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Agenda: 1. own all media 2. denigrate Kazakhstan

If you've seen Sacha Baron Cohen as Borat on the fucking hilarious Da Ali G Show, you'll love this story. If not, don't bother.

Cohen recently hosted the European version of the MTV awards as Borat. Borat is from Kazakhstan. Borat has some interesting ideas about the proper treatment of women, goats, and Jews.

Kazakh foreign ministry spokesman Yerzhan Ashykbayev has hinted that they may take some kind of legal action against Cohen in order to prevent him from portraying their countrymen as anti-Semitic wife-beating retards.

But here's the best part. Ashykbayev speculates on Cohen's motivation:

"We do not rule out that Mr Cohen is serving someone's political order designed to present Kazakhstan and its people in a derogatory way."

Hm. Someone's political order? Someone with a name kinda like Cohen's name, you mean?

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