The bumbling provocateur who stormed the United States in 2006 has become an unlikely voice of reason.

Borat undercover as “Country Steve” on a stage with musicians behind him at a March for Our Rights rally.
Borat undercover as “Country Steve” on a stage with musicians behind him at a March for Our Rights rally.
In 2020, Borat has become the peacekeeper rather than the agitator. Photos: Amazon Studios

By now, you’ve probably heard about the already infamous climax of Borat Subsequent Moviefilm, the Amazon sequel that heralds the return of the titular Kazakh journalist and agent of chaos played by Sacha Baron Cohen. Borat’s daughter, Tutar, is interviewing Rudy Giuliani in a hotel room when the situation takes an alarming turn: The former Mayor of New York, and current lawyer to the president, is shown reclining on a bed and reaching his hand into his pants. …


The telecom giant, which just acquired Time Warner, is seeking to drastically change the premium-cable channel in order to compete with the likes of Netflix

Warner Media CEO John Stankey. Photo: John Lamparski/Getty Images for Advertising Week New York

This past February, HBO added the most U.S. subscribers in its history, boosting its user base by 11 percent (the company has some 142 million global subscribers). The steady growth of the premium-cable and streaming service to $6.3 billion in revenue last year helped power its parent company, Time Warner, to $31.3 billion in revenue — a 7-percent overall jump despite dips in other divisions. …

David Sims

Staff Writer, The Atlantic

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