Is Borat A Reflection Of European Ignorance?

Sacha Baron Cohen’s runaway hit mockumentary, Borat, is being seen by most observers as a scathing indictment of American ignorance. But is it America that is cartoonish, or just the infuriatingly limited European view of America? Chris Jones says that Borat “functions very nicely as a smug celluloid confirmation of the cheap and ignorant Western European view of a homogenously ugly America.”