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The Muppets are apparently brainwashing kids against capitalism

12.05.2011

We normally try to stay away from politics on this site, and for good reason. Those sorts of conversations usually regress pretty quickly into something incredibly annoying, but I just had to comment on this latest bit of ridiculousness.

The mainstream media wants to get upset about violence of sex in movies? Fine, that's always going to happen. But when they start calling The Muppets communists? That's where I have to draw the line.

The segment below ran on Fox Business and it says that THE MUPPETS teaches and anti-capitalist message to kids as the villain of of the story is an oil baron named "Tex Richman" (Chris Cooper) who wants to destroy the Muppet studios to drill for oil. So that's an anti-oil and "class warfare" double whammy, and Fox, naturally, could not let that slide.

What follows is an infuriating seven minutes of this insanity, acting like The Muppets are the first movie to ever use a greedy businessman as the lead bad guy. And you know what? There happen to actually be A LOT OF GREEDY BUSINESSMAN BAD GUYS IN THE WORLD.

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Extra Tidbit: Is like how HAPPY FEET was pushing the homosexual agenda?
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12:38AM on 12/07/2011
Dont we have more important things to worry about? I cant believe FOX wants to spend their time worrying if The Muppet Movie has political under tones. I seriously doubt kids are going to pick up any political influence.
Dont we have more important things to worry about? I cant believe FOX wants to spend their time worrying if The Muppet Movie has political under tones. I seriously doubt kids are going to pick up any political influence.
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10:01AM on 12/06/2011
I haven't seen the muppets new movie yet, but I doubt it got very political. But knowing that next year is another big election, I just hope hollywood will remember that I go to movies to escape crap like politics. Just keep bringing me awesome movies. Now, when's there gonna be another Batman trailer.
I haven't seen the muppets new movie yet, but I doubt it got very political. But knowing that next year is another big election, I just hope hollywood will remember that I go to movies to escape crap like politics. Just keep bringing me awesome movies. Now, when's there gonna be another Batman trailer.
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7:42AM on 12/06/2011
FOX News huh, enough said, end rant.
FOX News huh, enough said, end rant.
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1:45AM on 12/06/2011
Smart like a FOX! Fox Business just got a rating boost with this being spread all over the net. That's just damn smart PR in my book. The Muppets are owned by Disney and Disney is as big corporate as it gets. In fact, I'd say 75% of everyone at Fox is smart enough to own Disney stock themselves.
Smart like a FOX! Fox Business just got a rating boost with this being spread all over the net. That's just damn smart PR in my book. The Muppets are owned by Disney and Disney is as big corporate as it gets. In fact, I'd say 75% of everyone at Fox is smart enough to own Disney stock themselves.
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1:27AM on 12/06/2011
Oh Fox News, you are consistently astounding me with how stupid you truly are. One thing that was not brought up in the video (because it would sink their entire argument), is that both Kermit and Miss Piggy are rich as hell. Kermit gets the royalties to all the Muppets merch (in the movie), and Piggy works as a Vogue Editor (Chief Editor?) for the Paris branch of the magazine. The does not lionize all rich people, just ones that will cut off your power so they can make money.
Oh Fox News, you are consistently astounding me with how stupid you truly are. One thing that was not brought up in the video (because it would sink their entire argument), is that both Kermit and Miss Piggy are rich as hell. Kermit gets the royalties to all the Muppets merch (in the movie), and Piggy works as a Vogue Editor (Chief Editor?) for the Paris branch of the magazine. The does not lionize all rich people, just ones that will cut off your power so they can make money.
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11:42PM on 12/05/2011
This is the FUNNIEST thing I've ever seen. "Why should that muppet be starving?" I agree that both ends of the political spectrum pick and jab at one another, but this is absolutely ridiculous. These poor people completely missed the rainbow connection.
This is the FUNNIEST thing I've ever seen. "Why should that muppet be starving?" I agree that both ends of the political spectrum pick and jab at one another, but this is absolutely ridiculous. These poor people completely missed the rainbow connection.
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10:22PM on 12/05/2011
This is why I hate Fox news. They have some good debates on that channel and make some fair points, but when do stuff like this, it basically discredits the entire station. Which is unfortunate, because again, they sometimes make intelligent points. But it's hard to weed out the intellectuals from the crap like this.
This is why I hate Fox news. They have some good debates on that channel and make some fair points, but when do stuff like this, it basically discredits the entire station. Which is unfortunate, because again, they sometimes make intelligent points. But it's hard to weed out the intellectuals from the crap like this.
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10:09PM on 12/05/2011
The Muppets are made of polyester felt, which is a type of plastic, which is made from oil. OH MY GOD, the Muppets are hypocrites!
The Muppets are made of polyester felt, which is a type of plastic, which is made from oil. OH MY GOD, the Muppets are hypocrites!
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8:44PM on 12/05/2011
Do these IDIOTS not know that H2o can power vehicles? do they not know there has been success in such? there is solar power that could be harnessed more into battery like power where rather than fuel we could be charging our vehicles when not in use, byt the sun power such like how cell phones store electricity or better yet how HUMANS store energy...do they not know this? they are the ones brainwashing society that we need corporate america when we should be teaching one another agriculture
Do these IDIOTS not know that H2o can power vehicles? do they not know there has been success in such? there is solar power that could be harnessed more into battery like power where rather than fuel we could be charging our vehicles when not in use, byt the sun power such like how cell phones store electricity or better yet how HUMANS store energy...do they not know this? they are the ones brainwashing society that we need corporate america when we should be teaching one another agriculture and survival without money involved as that is what would remain if u stripped this foundation down and the dollar fell completely. Rich business men usually are assholes and live up to the stereotypes so these fox bastards should STFU!!!!!
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8:44PM on 12/05/2011

It's only the most obvious thing in the world...

The green skin of Kermit the Frog represents the seedy environmentalism spreading their anti-corporatist agenda. Miss Piggy represents all of the pork-barrel spending by the blue dog Democrats. And the union between those two...come on, a match made in Heaven. Plus, Animal's a bit of the Commie Red, that pinko. In all honesty, we should have seen this coming. This was a political plan that's finally coming to fruition, 50+ years in the making...
The green skin of Kermit the Frog represents the seedy environmentalism spreading their anti-corporatist agenda. Miss Piggy represents all of the pork-barrel spending by the blue dog Democrats. And the union between those two...come on, a match made in Heaven. Plus, Animal's a bit of the Commie Red, that pinko. In all honesty, we should have seen this coming. This was a political plan that's finally coming to fruition, 50+ years in the making...
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11:24PM on 12/05/2011
Love it!
Love it!
8:38PM on 12/05/2011
Next they'll say Kermit isn't really all that "green." Do people really have nothing better to do than come up with crap like this?
Next they'll say Kermit isn't really all that "green." Do people really have nothing better to do than come up with crap like this?
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8:04PM on 12/05/2011

Next Week:

Fox news attacks the inter-species mating shown in the Twilight films.
Fox news attacks the inter-species mating shown in the Twilight films.
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6:56PM on 12/05/2011
I am a Republican, but this may be possibly one of the dumbest things I have ever heard.
I am a Republican, but this may be possibly one of the dumbest things I have ever heard.
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6:54PM on 12/05/2011
"Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure." I agree with The
"Every mammal on this planet instinctively develops a natural equilibrium with the surrounding environment but you humans do not. You move to an area and you multiply and multiply until every natural resource is consumed and the only way you can survive is to spread to another area. There is another organism on this planet that follows the same pattern. Do you know what it is? A virus. Human beings are a disease, a cancer of this planet. You're a plague and we are the cure." I agree with The Muppets!
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5:06PM on 12/05/2011
Regardless of what you believe politically you have to admit Fox news gets pretty hot women as their commentators. By the end of the discussion the only change that's usually taken place is the one in my pants.
Regardless of what you believe politically you have to admit Fox news gets pretty hot women as their commentators. By the end of the discussion the only change that's usually taken place is the one in my pants.
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4:55PM on 12/05/2011
If only.
If only.
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4:54PM on 12/05/2011

"Happy Feet" yes is a propagandist film, but "The Muppets?"

I don't care how successful some guy is if he is heartless enough to tear down Muppet Studios all because he's obsessed with oil, he is a villain and deserves to be called one.

Not all oil tycoons and businessmen are bad, but they do exist. To ignore that or be oblivious to it, is appalling in my opinion. Does liberal Hollywood overdo it with who they choose is heroic and villianous? Yes, but there's mean, ignorant, arrogant, evil people on both political lines. Live the life of a centrist
I don't care how successful some guy is if he is heartless enough to tear down Muppet Studios all because he's obsessed with oil, he is a villain and deserves to be called one.

Not all oil tycoons and businessmen are bad, but they do exist. To ignore that or be oblivious to it, is appalling in my opinion. Does liberal Hollywood overdo it with who they choose is heroic and villianous? Yes, but there's mean, ignorant, arrogant, evil people on both political lines. Live the life of a centrist or libertarian--- stay away from the usual party crap is what I stand by.
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4:47PM on 12/05/2011
Fox News has done more to damage American politics and party relations between the right and left than anything or anyone else in the history of the country.
Fox News has done more to damage American politics and party relations between the right and left than anything or anyone else in the history of the country.
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3:46PM on 12/05/2011
Nothing can get my blood pressure going more than fox news. How often do I find myself screaming at a tv screen, then coming to and having my girlfriend giving me the "I think Im dating a crazy person" look.
Nothing can get my blood pressure going more than fox news. How often do I find myself screaming at a tv screen, then coming to and having my girlfriend giving me the "I think Im dating a crazy person" look.
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3:42PM on 12/05/2011
The really cool thing is that it's big business that runs the studios and greenlight these "liberal Hollywood" films. These corporations have been making money off the image of the evil business man for a hundred years. I think it's more of Fox trying to bash a successful film from a rival studio. Conservatives shouldn't go see the Muppet movie. They should only see the anti businessman movies that Fox puts out.
The really cool thing is that it's big business that runs the studios and greenlight these "liberal Hollywood" films. These corporations have been making money off the image of the evil business man for a hundred years. I think it's more of Fox trying to bash a successful film from a rival studio. Conservatives shouldn't go see the Muppet movie. They should only see the anti businessman movies that Fox puts out.
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3:11PM on 12/05/2011
Yeah because teaching kids that it's not cool to be a greedy bastard is wrong.
Yeah because teaching kids that it's not cool to be a greedy bastard is wrong.
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2:47PM on 12/05/2011

Fox News...

They are just pissed nobody from their network made a cameo.
They are just pissed nobody from their network made a cameo.
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2:46PM on 12/05/2011

Ridiculous!

This "plot-line" they're attacking is as old as cinema itself. Rich Greedy Businessman, (usually white, cause come on...they ARE all white.) wants to take something wholesome and crush it into something profitable. It's Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo all over again... and I think we can ALL agree, that's not communist. That's just good villainy.
This "plot-line" they're attacking is as old as cinema itself. Rich Greedy Businessman, (usually white, cause come on...they ARE all white.) wants to take something wholesome and crush it into something profitable. It's Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo all over again... and I think we can ALL agree, that's not communist. That's just good villainy.
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2:44PM on 12/05/2011

IDIOTS

The Muppets isn't a kids movie. Most people under 18 wouldn't get 75% of the jokes. The showing I caught it at was all adults, too.

Kids movie, yeah right, Fox can't even get the simple facts right.
The Muppets isn't a kids movie. Most people under 18 wouldn't get 75% of the jokes. The showing I caught it at was all adults, too.

Kids movie, yeah right, Fox can't even get the simple facts right.
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2:40PM on 12/05/2011
If you're a republican, keep in mind, you don't HAVE to watch Fox news. There's nothing wrong with being a Republican. They have a lot of good ideas. But Fox really has ruined the republican party and acted as its own worst enemy.
If you're a republican, keep in mind, you don't HAVE to watch Fox news. There's nothing wrong with being a Republican. They have a lot of good ideas. But Fox really has ruined the republican party and acted as its own worst enemy.
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4:44PM on 12/05/2011
I love you for this.
I love you for this.
2:32PM on 12/05/2011
Yeah, cause the Muppets movie is a bigger deal than say the shitty economy that we live in today?

Fuck Fox.
Yeah, cause the Muppets movie is a bigger deal than say the shitty economy that we live in today?

Fuck Fox.
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2:23PM on 12/05/2011
But how are all the rich, white people supposed to make money if the muppets undermine their corporate efforts?! Fox News is ridiculous, though it's slightly ironic considering Disney owns the Muppets...
But how are all the rich, white people supposed to make money if the muppets undermine their corporate efforts?! Fox News is ridiculous, though it's slightly ironic considering Disney owns the Muppets...
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2:17PM on 12/05/2011

Not Surprised...

It Fox News...I don't even have to see the video.
It Fox News...I don't even have to see the video.
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2:15PM on 12/05/2011
Pretty ludicrous to accuse Hollywood of brainwashing but I wouldn't put it past filmmakers and writers to put political undertones into their movies for kids. And I say that as someone who is apolitical.
Pretty ludicrous to accuse Hollywood of brainwashing but I wouldn't put it past filmmakers and writers to put political undertones into their movies for kids. And I say that as someone who is apolitical.
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1:50PM on 12/05/2011
Must be a slow news day at Faux News HQ. Anything and everything can be considered communist if it isn't Republican
Must be a slow news day at Faux News HQ. Anything and everything can be considered communist if it isn't Republican
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1:47PM on 12/05/2011
You guys are doing these "we don't normally...but we had to comment on..." articles more and more often and I'm totally cool with it, but just embrace this new willingness to get opinionated outside of straight movie news. Don't shy away from it, guys.
You guys are doing these "we don't normally...but we had to comment on..." articles more and more often and I'm totally cool with it, but just embrace this new willingness to get opinionated outside of straight movie news. Don't shy away from it, guys.
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1:41PM on 12/05/2011
Text book Fox News strategy! Talk over the opposing position but allow your constituent, who has nothing new to say (basically just repeats her opening statement), insult politicians you don't like without interruption.
Text book Fox News strategy! Talk over the opposing position but allow your constituent, who has nothing new to say (basically just repeats her opening statement), insult politicians you don't like without interruption.
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1:39PM on 12/05/2011
Oh and nothing makes me puke more than when Fox "News" accuses someone else of being biased.
Oh and nothing makes me puke more than when Fox "News" accuses someone else of being biased.
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1:35PM on 12/05/2011
YEAH!!! I know what we should do. We should convene a series of hearing and drag those liberal hollywood types in one at a time and ask them whether they are communists or not. WTF!!!
YEAH!!! I know what we should do. We should convene a series of hearing and drag those liberal hollywood types in one at a time and ask them whether they are communists or not. WTF!!!
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1:34PM on 12/05/2011
To be fair...ive seen 10 times worse from fox
To be fair...ive seen 10 times worse from fox
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1:30PM on 12/05/2011
Well what does one expect from Fox news tho; watching that video will only make you dumber.
Well what does one expect from Fox news tho; watching that video will only make you dumber.
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1:30PM on 12/05/2011
If this movie pissed them off then THERE WILL BE BLOOD must have given someone there an aneurysm!
These people are too stupid for words. That's right Fox, lets lie to kids and tell them that there aren't any bad rich business men in the world.
The greatest trick these rich business men ever pulled was convincing the world that they don't exist.
If this movie pissed them off then THERE WILL BE BLOOD must have given someone there an aneurysm!
These people are too stupid for words. That's right Fox, lets lie to kids and tell them that there aren't any bad rich business men in the world.
The greatest trick these rich business men ever pulled was convincing the world that they don't exist.
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2:12PM on 12/05/2011
Funny you mention that... I'm currently watching it on Blu Ray :)
Funny you mention that... I'm currently watching it on Blu Ray :)
1:26PM on 12/05/2011

Hmm

"Fox News"? More like "Fox Opinion".
Waka Waka
"Fox News"? More like "Fox Opinion".
Waka Waka
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7:48AM on 12/06/2011
ha awesome
ha awesome
1:02PM on 12/05/2011
Captain Planet made me hate white people.
Captain Planet made me hate white people.
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1:00PM on 12/05/2011
I'm a conservative... and this is just stupid. Sad to see the news reporting on something like this when there's so much wrong in the world right now.
I'm a conservative... and this is just stupid. Sad to see the news reporting on something like this when there's so much wrong in the world right now.
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