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0Miss Piggy and Kermit Respond to FOX News Allegations of “Brainwashing”

Remember last month when FOX News accused the newest Muppets movie of being anti-American?

At the time, Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center went on the record saying:

This is what they’re teaching our kids. You wonder why we’ve got a bunch of Occupy Wall Street people walking around all around the country—they’ve been indoctrinated, literally, for years by this kind of stuff. Whether it was Captain Planet or Nickelodeon’s Big Green Help, or The Day After Tomorrow, the Al Gore-influenced movie, all of that is what they’re teaching, is that corporations is bad, the oil industry is bad, and ultimately what they’re telling kids is what they told you in the movie The Matrix: that mankind is a virus on poor old mother Earth.

The Muppets Movie just premiered in London, and Kermit and Miss Piggy answered questions during a press conference. One journalist asked whether the two had any response to FOX News’s recent allegations of “brainwashing” kids to hate “Big Oil.”

Kermit describes FOX’s assertion as “categorically not true.

“And besides, if we had a problem with oil companies, why would we have spent the entire film riding around in a gas-guzzling Rolls Royce?”

Miss Piggy interjects: “It’s almost as laughable as accusing FOX News as, uh… y’know, being news!”

“Boy, that’s gonna be all over the Internet!” Kermit admonishes her. “You are in such deep water!”

“Yeah,” she says dismissively. “Yeah, if they take what I say seriously, they’ve got a real big problem.”

You guys, this actually happened. Mind-blowing.

January 30, 2012 at 10:30 am by Jenn
Filed Under: The Muppets Movie

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