the cherry-picking and presentation of allegedly amusing examples of members
of a particular
group acting stupid, especially when collected
by means of "man on the street" interviews, having the effect of reinforcing stereotypes, provoking riducule and/or raising feelings of alarm toward the target group.
In "Cultural Learnings of America
for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan", we see Boratism at it's height: the manufactured portrayal
of a nation as a collection of idiots.