More Conservative Outrage… This Time Over The Muppets

Ken AshfordPopular Culture, Right Wing Punditry/Idiocy1 Comment

No, really:

On Fox’s “Follow the Money,” Bolling alleged that the new Disney installment of the “The Muppets” franchise was evidence of a liberal Hollywood conspiracy to brainwash children. The film features an evil oil baron named Tex Richman (Chris Cooper), who wants to raze the Muppets’ old theater to drill for the black gold. The gang reunites to host a major fundraiser to win their theater back.

Bolling saw it as an attack on the oil industry and capitalism, and invited Dan Gainor of the conservative Media Research Center to put in his two cents. Gainor made the leap that the Muppets’ efforts to save their theater was a puppet version of the Occupy movement


I'm sure conservatives would rather see old-style Hollywood movies, like the Christmas classic It's A Wonderful Life.  There, you had the wonderful old Mr. Potter, the wealthiest and most powerful man in all of Bedford Falls, and he’s depicted as this hateful villain merely because he wants George Bailey and the rest of those 99 percenters to be held accountable.

Bonus:  The idiots at Big Hollywood claim that liberals are "panicked" over the conservative Muppet backlash.  Uh, no.  We're laughing at you.