When the new Muppets movie came out Fox News claimed that the motion picture was nothing more than an anti-oil, anti-corporate propaganda film meant to influence children.
Those “fighting words” by Fox News anchor Eric Bolling led Kermit the Frog last week to release the following statement:
“It’s a funny thing, they were concerned about us having some prejudice against oil companies, and I can tell you, that’s categorically not true.”
In acting like her combative self Miss Piggy fired back that those charges were “almost as laughable as accusing Fox News of being news.” to which Kermit the Frog concluded “Boy that’s going to be all over the internet.”
It’s not just the Muppets that have had to fight off attacks by Fox News, film director James Bobin told the Hollywood Reporter in December:
“Cable news is 24 hours long so you have to fill it up with something. No, the Muppets are not communist. And the character of Tex Richman is not an allegory for capitalism in any way. The character is called Tex Richman.”
Here’s the Muppets video attack against Fox News:
It’s still unclear how much of their responses are scripted and how much is adlib.
I particularly like the point where Kermit The Frog mentions that the Muppets cast was driving around in a gas guzzling Rolls Royce while filming the new movie.
Do you think the Muppets Movie was an anti-oil, anti-corporation propaganda film bent on destroying the American way of life or just a fun romp down nostalgia lane?