In these divisive times, there’s one thing Americans of all ages, genders, races, and political affiliations can agree upon: We love the Muppets. At least, that’s what we assumed. But according to the heavyweight cultural thinkers at Fox Business, The Muppets is nothing but liberal, anti-capitalist propaganda. In an unintentionally hilarious segment titled “Are Liberals Trying to Brainwash Your Kids Against Capitalism?,” Follow the Money host Eric Bolling goes bananas on the Muppets’ unjust persecution of the movie’s villain, a greedy oil magnate named Tex Richman. Bolling calls the film “class warfare,” and pundit Dan Gainor, of the conservative Media Research Center, concludes, “What they’re telling our kids is what they told you in the movie The Matrix: that mankind is a virus on poor, old Mother Earth.” That is not exactly what we got out of the feel-good movie of the year, but, amazingly, things only devolve from there. Occupy Wall Street is invoked. A pretty, liberal straw woman is repeatedly shouted down. Barney Frank’s appearance is compared to that of a Muppet. We recommend watching the entire, seven-minute segment with your mouth hanging open.
Written by Judy Berman