knapplc wrote:Everyone pokes fun at everyone, that’s just part of comedy and that’s not what's being called out here. What he’s getting at is the practice of putting unwitting people in situations where they will react out of context of their normal lives, capturing that, and exploiting the ensuing ugliness. It’s a cheap ploy that a talented comedian should (I presume) be above. But Cohen is not. The fact that what he’s doing is misunderstood by most doesn’t make it right, it makes most unaware of what he’s doing, that’s all.
Wow. I’m utterly speechless at the way you’ve managed to mangle logic.
“What he’s getting at is the practice of putting unwitting people in situations where they will react out of context of their normal lives”
First of all, do you not think people recognize the large object mounted atop the shoulder of Borat’s film crew? Not quite “unwitting,” is the presence of a large move-recording-devise-thingy that anything with intelligence above a primate and age above 5 will recognize as having the ability to capture and record events, even if those events are not in the subjects best interest. hence, Ignorance is a weak defense for spouting off commentary that may place a bad light on individuals making those types of statements. I find it hilarious the these "exploited" (give me a friggin break with that word in this context) idiots have been exposed for having warped views that are generally disgusting. <--------in reference to the College kids in the RV and the "fella" at the Rodeo.
What was that you wrote again? Ah, yes “What he’s getting at is the practice of putting unwitting people in situations where they will react out of context of their normal lives”
Allow me list similar things:
1.Reality shows: all of them. Yes, even your favorites like “The Bachelor” are built on exploiting peoples’ personal lives.
3.Talk shows. Both radio and TV
I can list about 20 things off the top of my head here but lets just go ahead and agree that “explotation” is a very American activity for someone that “hates” America.
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