A Fox Business commentator has accused liberal Hollywood of using The Muppets to send a subliminal left-wing message to its young audience.
I'll put it out there: Is liberal Hollywood using class warfare to kind of brainwash our kids? Fox Business commentator Eric Bolling asked on Follow the Money.
In The Muppets, a wealthy oil tycoon has set his sights on tearing down the historic Muppets Studio in Los Angeles so that he can drill for oil.
Dan Gainor of Media Research Center pitched in his two cents on the Fox news show.
You wonder why we've got a bunch of Occupy Wall Street people walking around the country that have been indoctrinated literally for years by this kind of stuff, Gainor said. What they're teaching is that corporations are bad, oil industry is bad. Ultimately what they're telling their kids is what they told you in the movie 'The Matrix,' that mankind is a virus on poor old mother Earth.
It's brain washing in the most obvious form, right? I just wish liberals would leave little kids alone, added The Five co-host Andrea Tantaros.
Why does there have to be some kind of political message? I thought 'Sesame Street' was supposed to be about sharing, and being nice to people, but over the years they've gotten more liberal.
Remember they had the hungry Muppet? Tantaros continued. The starving Muppet? You look out there and there's a record number of people on food stamps, we have S-CHIPS, we have WIC...there's all these programs out there to take care of hungry kids. Why would that Muppet be starving?
Bolling then commented that food stamp usage has gone up during the President Obama's tenure, and suggested that the Obama administration should be cast as the villain.
It's pretty Orwellian to blame that on President Obama considering that he's in support of programs to help people who are suffering, Occidental College Politics professor Carol Heldman argued via satellite. You seem to be...blaming President Obama for [the economy collapse] when Wall Street and the liquidity crisis caused our economic recession.
Bolling eventually cut Heldman off and went back to Tantoros.
Why, why, why, Eric, tell me why being rich is such bad thing, Tantoros said. Why being successful is such a bad thing. Tex Richman, The Muppets [villain], that's the American dream, is to work hard and be successful. That would be a better story to teach our kids.
The Muppets is the seventh, and most critically acclaimed, film in the Muppets series, which includes The Muppets Take Manhattan, The Great Muppet Caper, and Muppets in Space.