Friday, April 21, 2006

More Sanity in the middle east

Borat has a defender

Dariga, one of the three daughters of President Nursultan Nazarbayev, said Kazakhstan's furious reaction to Cohen's alter-ego Borat character hurt the nation's image a lot more than the jokes themselves.

"This Web site ( damaged our image much less than its closure which was covered by all global news agencies," Dariga said in an interview published Friday in Kazakh newspaper Karavan.

"We should not be afraid of humor and we shouldn't try to control everything, I think," added Dariga, an influential politician who once headed the country's main TV channel Khabar.

people like this are part of why I tell people in 20-30 years the region is going to be all right....because people there do get it

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