In Fox’s relentless attack on liberals, they breached sacred ground by calling the Muppets, those cuddly little characters, communists; putting Miss Piggy and Kermit in the same category as Stalin or Lenin.
Is Eric Bolling, host of Fox’s “Follow the Money” joking? Joining Bolling in his rant was Dan Gainor from the conservative Media Research Center (MRC’s stated mission is to neutralize the impact of liberal bias in the media) who said, “It’s amazing how far the left will go just to manipulate your kids, to convince them, give the anti-corporate message,”
I saw “The Muppets” this weekend and found it to be one of the best feel-good movies I can remember seeing. Sure, the antagonist was an evil oil barren, but who would you, Misters Bolling and Gainor, like your Dr. Evil to be? An “illegal alien” from Kenya, or a tree-hugging environmentalist, or maybe someone who believes in the scientific process? How about a Dr. Evil Scientist who believes in global warming? Here’s an idea, let’s make Dr. Evil Scientist gay! Perfect!
Gainor was especially opinionated with his rant against the movie, “They’ve been doing it for decades. Hollywood, the left, the media, they hate the oil industry,” he says more, “They hate corporate America. And so you’ll see all these movies attacking it,”…and there’s more to his rant, “attacking the oil industry, none of them reminding people what oil means for most people: fuel to light a hospital, heat your home, fuel an ambulance to get you to the hospital if you need that. And they don’t want to tell that story.”
What story don’t you want to tell Mr. Gainor? That the organization you work for, MRC, receives funding from Exxon Mobil?
I, for one, salute you Miss Piggy. “Heil Comrade Piggy”!