“Evil” Muppets accused of brainwashing kids
FOX Business Network reckons the Muppets are bad because their movie has an oil baron as a villain. Seriously.
It’s days like this you can be grateful there’s a thing called the Pacific Ocean separating us from America. Or at least from FOX Business Network.
On finance show Follow the Money they got stuck into the new Muppets movie because it depicts an oil baron Tex Richman as a baddie.
“Is liberal Hollywood using class warfare to kind of brainwash our kids?” asked Eric Bolling.
“We’re teaching our kids class warfare. Where are we, Communist China?”
Whaaaa? But wait there’s more.
Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center replied, “It’s amazing how far the left will go just to stop – to manipulate your kids to convince them – to give them the anti-corporate message.”
The next guest Andrea Tantaros got stuck into them because there was a hungry Muppet when there are starving Americans.
“It’s brainwashing in the most obvious form, right? I just wish liberals could leave little kids alone,” she said.
That was enough to set off a debate online and in media including The Washington Post, the New York Daily News, MSNBC, Perez Hilton, Entertainment Weekly and the Huffington Post.
Villains in kid’s storytelling date back long before FOX Business Network came along. And where does this leave The Simpsons Montgomery Burns?
Bad Muppets. Bad.
It’s probably a good movie though.