"The Muppets" characters Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggy are going toe to toe with Fox News after the news organization accused "The Muppets" movie of peddling liberal-backed, anti-oil messages to unsuspecting children.
Speaking in a press conference following the movie's London premiere, Frog and Piggy denied that the Walt Disney-released movie, which debuted in the U.S. in late November, was pushing a Hollywood-backed, anti-conservative, anti-oil message.
"They were concerned about us having some prejudice against oil companies, and I can tell you that's categorically not true," said Kermit in the conference. "Besides, if we had problems with oil companies, why would've we spent the entire film driving around a gas-guzzling Rolls-Royce?"
The movie, which stars Jason Seigel and Amy Adams and features the Muppet characters that actually debuted on the first-ever Saturday Night Live broadcast in 1975, includes an evil oil executive character named Tex Richman. Fox Business's "Follow the Money" used that story line as a springboard to accuse the film as being pro-liberal.
"It's amazing how far the left will go to stoop to manipulate your kids to convince them, to give the anti-corporate message," said Media Research Center's Dan Gainor, speaking with Fox Business "Follow the Money" host Eric Bolling in December. "The only thing green up on that screen should be Kermit the Frog."
To this, Miss Piggy had the perfect response: "It's almost as laughable as accusing, uh, Fox News as, uh, being news. If they take what I say seriously, they've got real big problems." See for yourself after the jump.