Video: Borat’s press conference outside the White House

posted at 7:04 pm on September 29, 2006 by Allahpundit

It only runs three minutes, but for some reason it’s been broken into two parts. The audio’s a little dicey, too.

Still, it’s worth it.

Even Reuters is enjoying this story:

Cohen’s stunt was timed to coincide with an official visit by Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev, who is scheduled to meet with Bush on Friday.

Nazarbayev and other Kazakh officials have sought to raise the profile of the oil-rich former Soviet republic and assure the West that, contrary to Borat’s claims, theirs is not a nation of drunken anti-Semites who treat their women worse than their donkeys.

Kazakhstan has launched an ad campaign to correct the misimpressions that Cohen’s character has created. That’ll surely raise Cohen’s profile and inspire him to do more Borat stuff. Which in turn will make more people curious about Kazakhstan.

If I didn’t know better, I’d say they had him on the payroll.

The ADL gave him a clean bill of health yesterday. Click the image to watch.


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Man, that’s fantastic. Looking forward to a new season of Ali G. Booya kasha.

GregH on September 29, 2006 at 7:20 PM

The ADL gave him a clean bill of health yesterday


Alex K on September 29, 2006 at 7:53 PM

Juvenile tasteless campy humor… no wonder Gregory likes it

SilverStar830 on September 29, 2006 at 8:36 PM


Alex K on September 29, 2006 at 9:08 PM

The term camp, or campy, refers to the deliberate and sophisticated use of kitsch, mawkish or corny themes and styles in art, clothing or conversation. It’s a so-called comedy style providing amusement by virtue of having artificially (and vulgarly) mannered or banal or sentimental qualities. Camp is also an aesthetic in which something has appeal not because of its originality, but because of its unoriginality, bad taste, or ironic value. Pee-Wee Herman is a good example of this guys type of campy style, with some obvious differences, but the style’s similar.

SilverStar830 on September 30, 2006 at 12:40 AM

Throw the jew down the well.

eagles5 on September 30, 2006 at 2:19 AM

Suddenly I miss Yakov Smirnoff….

TheSev on September 30, 2006 at 2:23 AM

The link:

eagles5 on September 30, 2006 at 2:25 AM

er, well, Cohen’s comedy strikes me as more “awesome” than “campy”.

But I’ll say this: Borat’s nominal home country probably has the edge on Cohen’s home country as regards the status of women. Laugh it up, England! Your superior culture has about twenty more years to laugh at the Slavs, I’d say. Then some smartass Slav will be cracking jokes about those Dhimmi Brits…

That’s right, no post on this site can go without a paranoid reference in the comments to the big issue…

Alex K on September 30, 2006 at 3:13 AM

go to youtube and look up Borat’s videos. they are friggin’ hilarious!! we stayed up WAY too late last night laughing. juvenile, yes. entertaining, totally.

pullingmyhairout on September 30, 2006 at 9:35 AM

Perhaps my favorite Borat – wine tasting

GregH on September 30, 2006 at 10:00 AM

And the classic – Borat’s Great Kazakh Songbook.

Niko on September 30, 2006 at 11:59 AM

Borat’s guide to hobbies
That clip is great when he makes fun new age dancing hippies.

harmonica on September 30, 2006 at 8:52 PM

Any way we could get this guy in to replace Olbertwerp?

ArkCon on October 2, 2006 at 5:54 PM