Thursday, November 16, 2006

I make tiny shred of conscience now, yes? Is... What is word? "Vestigial."

Highly-remunerated public annoyance Sacha Baron Cohen admits, kind of, that his sneak attacks on unwitting civilians are ethically questionable: "I think you can hide behind the characters and do things that you yourself find difficult," he tells Rolling Stone. But see, Borat's a social critic, see, like Swift or Mencken: "Borat essentially works as a tool.... By himself being anti-Semitic, he lets people lower their guard and expose their own prejudice, whether it's anti-Semitism or an acceptance of anti-Semitism," he says, failing to notice that by this time the reporter has rolled his eyes and gone out for a smoke.

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