Oh no! Are Miss Piggy and Kermit dangerous political monsters?
You know Fox News must be starving for attention when they start attacking the Muppets. At a recent British press conference, Kermit and Miss Piggy addressed how the right wing network felt that their recent feature film had a dangerous liberal agenda including depicting oil companies in a bad light through the movie’s evil oil magnate Tex Richman. During a broadcast last December, Fox News commentator Eric Bolling argued that through an allegedly anti-corporate, political movie such as The Muppets that “liberal Hollywood” is using “class warfare” to “brainwash our kids” against capitalism. His guest Dan Gainor of Media Research Center declared that Hollywood hates Corporate America. (Oh yes, and that the scientifically inaccurate disaster film The Day After Tomorrow was influenced by Al Gore.) That guy’s a genius. He evidently has never been to a movie junket or premiere or thought about the massive amounts of money poured into promoting potential blockbusters and their stars. Hollywood is a total media machine. When it invests $100 million and beyond on some productions, how could it not be? It’s all about the green. And thus, it isn’t necessarily left or right leaning politically. They just generally sell what they think people want to see.
“Oh yes, it’s so dangerous!” quipped Kermit in response to the negative Fox comments about their family-friendly film.
“It’s almost as laughable as accusing Fox News of being, you know….news,” added Miss Piggy.
To hear more of Kermit’s comments, watch the one-minute clip below.