Miss Piggy, a co-star of "The Muppets" and television’s "The Muppet Show," struck back at Fox News a month after a report raised questions about whether the Muppets were brainwashing kids with a liberal agenda, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Show Tracker blog.
As previously reported, Fox Business host Eric Bolling suggested that the Muppets were trying to brainwash children into hating corporate America, pointing to the movie’s character of Tex Richman, a greedy oilman.
At a press conference in London to promote the movie, Miss Piggy and Kermit were asked about the charge by reporters.
Kermit tried to make light of the situation, the story notes. "I can tell you that’s categorically not true. And besides, if we had a problem with oil companies, why would we have spent the entire film driving around in a gas-guzzling Rolls-Royce?" he said, according to the story.
Miss Piggy was more direct. "It’s almost as laughable as accusing Fox News as, you know, being news," she responded, the piece notes. The audience of journalists received her comment with "great applause," the story adds.
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