It all basically comes down to making fun of people that are not hip enough to get the joke. Hypersensational playground antics.
I don’t find anything humorous in any of Cohen’s “work”.
While this is surely some of it, it certainly doesn’t all come down to this. For example, please tell me how in the Rodeo scene in Borat the joke was simply that the people there weren’t “hip enough” to get it. I understood it not as “haha, these people’s ignorance blinds them from seeing I’m making fun of their ideology”, but instead as “haha, these people are so mindlessly blinded by their ideology that they’ll go along with anything for its sake”. The former is “playground antics”, while the latter is satire.
Of course I’m not saying that all of Cohen’s stuff is ingenious satire or something. Of course there is a good bit of mindless crudity and “playground antics” in it.
I still think that many of you guys wouldn’t so vehemently score Cohen if his stuff was directed against liberals.