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THE MUPPETS Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy Ridicule Fox News: Video

Miss PiggyKermit the Frog and Miss Piggy took a well-deserved swipe at Fox News while taking part at a press conference at London's May Fair Hotel this past January 26. Please scroll down to check out the video.

A little while ago, Fox Business Channel's Eric Bolling said the following: “The Muppets are back and being terrorized by an evil oil executive in their new movie. Liberal Hollywood depicting a successful businessman as 'evil,' that's not new. I'll put it out there: Is liberal Hollywood using class warfare to kind of brainwash our kids?"

Kermit the Frog doesn't quite think so. “Oh yeah, it's sooo dangerous,” Kermit responded when a journalist asked him about Bolling's accusation. “It's a funny thing, they were concerned with us having some prejudice against oil companies and I can tell you that's categorically not true. And besides, if we had a problem with oil companies, why would we have spent the entire film driving around in a gas-guzzling Rolls Royce?"

The best response, however, was left to Miss Piggy: “It's almost as laughable as accusing Fox News of, you know, being … news.”

Directed by James Bobin, from a screenplay by Jason Segel and Nicholas Stoller, The Muppets was released in the United States last November. The film stars Segel, Amy Adams, Rashida Jones, Chris Cooper, and features a whole array of star cameos, including those by Alan Arkin, Zach Galifianakis, Emily Blunt, Ken Leong, Jim Parsons, John Krasinski, and Mickey Rooney. In the film, the Academy Award-winning Cooper (Adaptation) plays the villainous oil executive Tex Richman, who knows there's oil under the Muppets' studio – and is out to get it no matter how.

As for Bolling's claim that “Liberal Hollywood depicting a successful businessman as 'evil,' that's not new” … Well, he is certainly right on that account. Subversive Mary Pickford, surely a revolutionary Communist out to overthrow the U.S. government, starred in numerous films in the 1910s in which she was a member of the disenfranchised – or at least had to spend time as one of them so as to learn about generosity, compassion, and selflessness.

Sidney Franklin's delightful The Hoodlum (1919) is a case in point, as the New York elite (to which Pickford belongs) is portrayed as self-absorbed and uncaring until Pickford's spoiled brat spends time in a poor ghetto and discovers that there's much more to life than Park Avenue. Now, see below Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy topple Fox News.

Camera and YouTube post by Russell Nelson.

Quotes via TheCelebrityCafe.com


         
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