In London, Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy gave a funny press conference with one of the questions asking for their response to Fox News' Eric Bolling's warning to his audience about the dangerous liberal messages allegedly embedded in the new Muppets movie.
QUESTIONER: Question for Kermit. Kermit, everybody who's seen the film loves it. It's suitable for kids, it's suitable for parents. But I've got to ask you how you felt when -- I think it was Eric Bolling from Fox News said it was pushing a dangerous liberal agenda and trying to brainwash children [unintelligible]We could start with Fox News' founding purpose for its creation and the list goes on to prove Miss Piggy's point. So before you right wing parents go nuclear on the Muppets, actually know what "news" channel your defending.
KERMIT: Oh, yes.
QUESTIONER: [unintelligible] horrible.
KERMIT: It's so dangerous. I'm so afraid! No, you know, it's a funny thing. They were concerned about us having some prejudice against oil companies. And 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?
JAMES BOBINS (director of The Muppets): He's got a point.
MISS PIGGY: It's almost as laughable as accusing Fox News as, you know, being news.
[laughter and applause]
KERMIT: Boy, that's gonna be all over the Internet. You are in such deep water.
MISS PIGGY: Yeah. Yeah, if they take what I say seriously, they've got a real big problem.