The New Yorker magazine has an interesting piece by Daniel Radosh about Sacha Baron Cohen’s popular recurring Borat bit from his exceedingly popular program ‘Da Ali G Show‘ and how it has prompted Roman Vassilenko, the press secretary for the Embassy of Kazakhstan to make a public statement regarding the character and Cohen’s characterization of Kazakhstan.

“It was partly Borat’s casual but relentless anti-Semitism that led Vassilenko to object publicly, in a letter to The Hill, a Washington weekly.”

Full story.