Here’s a Muppet news flash: Apparently Kermit and co. are being used as puppets by liberals to “brainwash” America’s children with a socialist message - at least according to Fox Business.
While movie critics have almost uniformly lavished the reboot of Jim Henson’s family-friendly Muppets with praise, the Dec. 2 broadcast of the network’s “Follow the Money” found fault with the perceived message behind the movie in a segment flagged by Media Matters.
The movie’s villain, the aptly named Tex Richman (played by Chris Cooper), is a mogul trying to raze the Muppets’ historic theater to drill for oil.
“The Muppets are back and being terrorized by an evil oil executive in their new movie,” said host Eric Bolling. “Liberal Hollywood depicting a successful businessman as ‘evil,’ that’s not new.”
“I’ll put it out there: Is liberal Hollywood using class warfare to kind of brainwash our kids?” Bolling then asked guest commentators.
The Muppets and their cousins “Sesame Street” have long been targets for conservatives convinced liberal writers shoehorn their politics into shows and movies targeting kids.
“It’s amazing how far the left will go to manipulate your kids and give them the anti-corporate message,” said guest Dan Gainor, of Media Research Center, a conservative think-tank