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.