Monday, October 16, 2006

For defending of newsman Borat against slander of dirty Jew

TNR on Borat:
The freedom to offend... is an artistic freedom that can be abused. But it can also serve to clarify and reveal things about those it offends.

Just consider the case of Borat. While the ADL may kvetch, there is no greater critic of Borat than Kazakhstan's president Nursultan A. Nazarbayev, who evidently finds nothing funny about Borat's portrayal of his country--and, by extension, his regime--as benighted and backward... All of which has only served to illustrate the true character of Nazarbayev.
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