Fox Muppets – Are the Muppets really brainwashing your children? Fox News Channel started this debate on Monday and the story has been buzzing the web ever since. Even if it the question sounds ridiculous, the network sure knows how to spin it — and that keeps people talking — which is good ratings for Fox.
Eric Bolling, one of the hosts of ‘The Five on Fox News,’ mentioned it on the air last Friday and has argued that “The Muppets” film promotes Communism, and in some cases, the left-wing political agenda. He calls it “brainwashing” the next generation of Americans.
“We’re teaching our kids class warfare. Where are we, Communist China?” Bolling said.
This conversation prompted Media Matters, who has played progressive watchdog and at times, has complained about Fox. Coincidentally, it’s the same time slot once hosted by Glenn Beck, who has left the network.
“Liberal Hollywood depicting a successful businessman as evil — that’s not new,” Bolling said while introducing his first guest, Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center, a conservative watchdog organization.
“It’s amazing how far the left will go just to stop — to manipulate your kids,” Gainor said, “to convince them — to give them the anti-corporate message.”
“Is liberal Hollywood,” asks Bolling, “using class warfare to kind of brainwash our kids?”
Gainor answers in the affirmative and lists as examples Ted Turner’s Captain Planet and the Planeteers, Disney’s Cars 2 and Nickelodeon’s The Big Green Help.
“Ultimately, what they’re telling kids is what they told you in the movie The Matrix: that mankind is a virus on poor, old Mother Earth,” Gainor said.
Bolling’s next guest agreed. “It’s brainwashing in the most obvious form, right? I just wish liberals could leave little kids alone,” said Andrea Tantaros, co-host of The Five on Fox News.
Whether or not the Communists or the Liberals are trying to brainwash our kids through film media, in this case “The Muppets,” is always fun to read. Bolling does have a point because if there was a film that promoted the right-wing agenda, the left would be all over it — claiming it was unfair.
Don’t you love the world of politics? I don’t think anyone can agree on this debate. But I heard “The Muppets” was a fun movie.