You may recall that, back in December, Fox News ran a hysterical — in both the “funny” and “histrionic” senses — segment about how The Muppets is preaching class warfare. Titled “Are Liberals Trying to Brainwash Your Kids Against Capitalism?,” the clip found Eric Bolling positively flipping out about the way the movie treats poor, innocent oil magnates and one of his guests crowing that its bottom-line message is “that mankind is a virus on poor, old Mother Earth.”
Well, it’s taken a few months, but the Muppets have gone on record with a response. In the video below, Kermit and Miss Piggy discuss Bolling’s accusations at a press conference in advance of the movie’s UK premiere. “If we had a problem with oil companies, why would we have spent the entire film driving around in a gas-guzzling Rolls Royce?” asks Kermit. But it’s Piggy who gets in the real zinger, as usual: “It’s almost as laughable as accusing Fox News of, you know, being news.” Kermit predicts, “Boy, that’s gonna be all over the Internet.” And now, thank heavens, it is.