The Muppets brainwash kids. So says Fox News (Updated: Muppets respond)

The Muppets Are Communist, Fox Business Network Says

Last week, on the network’s “Follow the Money” program, host Eric Bolling went McCarthy on the new, Disney-released film, “The Muppets,” insisting that its storyline featuring an evil oil baron made it the latest example of Hollywood’s so-called liberal agenda.

Bolling, who took issue with the baron’s name, Tex Richman, was joined by Dan Gainor of the conservative Media Research Center, who was uninhibited with his criticism.

“It’s amazing how far the left will go just to manipulate your kids, to convince them, give the anti-corporate message,” he said.

“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,” Gainor said. “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.”

Credit: Huffington Post

Maybe it’s not so much teaching kids that oil is bad and being concerned with the enviroment is being anti-capitalist but rather teaching kids that the enviroment does matter and we need to do our best to take care of it for future generations.

Then again, this is Fox News we’re talking about, who are no strangers to being skeptical about global warming and alarming climate changes as we’ve previously mentioned on this blog.

Here’s a video of segment on Fox News’ program “Follow The Money”:

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UPDATE (30-Jan-2012): The muppets respond.

 

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