Miss Piggy: Fox News Is Not News

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Last month, Eric Bolling did a segment on his Fox Business show warning his audience about the dangerous liberal messages allegedly embedded in the new Muppets movie. A graphic shown during the segment asked, "Are Liberals Trying To Brainwash Your Kids Against Capitalism?":

This resulted in widespread mockery of Fox. Bolling followed up with a series of embarrassing responses -- including challenging Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy to a debate.

Now, the Muppets have weighed in. As the website Dangerous Minds noted, the Muppets were in London last week for the U.K. premiere of The Muppets. During a press conference, Kermit and Miss Piggy were asked for their reaction to the allegation that they were "pushing a dangerous liberal agenda and trying to brainwash children."

Kermit said, "No, you know, 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. 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?"

Miss Piggy added, "It's almost as laughable as accusing Fox News as, you know, being news."

Full video and transcript below the jump.

(h/t The Daily What)

QUESTIONER: Question for Kermit. Kermit, everybody who's seen the film loves it. It's suitable for kids, it's suitable for parents. But I've got to ask you how you felt when -- I think it was Eric Bolling from Fox News said it was pushing a dangerous liberal agenda and trying to brainwash children [unintelligible]

KERMIT: Oh, yes.

[laughter]

QUESTIONER: [unintelligible] horrible.

KERMIT: It's so dangerous. I'm so afraid! No, you know, 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.

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?

[laughter]

JAMES BOBINS (director of The Muppets): He's got a point.

MISS PIGGY: It's almost as laughable as accusing Fox News as, you know, being news.

[laughter and applause]

KERMIT: Boy, that's gonna be all over the Internet. You are in such deep water.

MISS PIGGY: Yeah. Yeah, if they take what I say seriously, they've got a real big problem.

[laughter]

KERMIT: Wow.

Network/Outlet
Fox News Channel, Fox Business
Person
Eric Bolling
Show/Publication
Follow the Money with Eric Bolling
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