Kermit the Frog is green -- as he has said repeatedly in song and verse -- not red, despite what some conservatives have long maintained. A video of Kermit and Miss Piggy appearing at a news conference in London last week to promote their latest Muppets movie has gone viral on the Internet. One reporter asked about the assertion by Fox Business News anchor Eric Bolling that the movie was pushing a Dangerous liberal agenda and that it amounts to anti-oil, anti-corporate propaganda intended to influence children. Said mild-mannered Kermit "It's a funny thing, they were concerned about us having some prejudice against oil companies, and I can tell you, that's categorically not true." Miss Piggy was blunter. Bolling's remark, she said, was "almost as laughable as accusing Fox News of being news." Commented Kermit, "Boy, that's going to be all over the Internet." Replied Miss Piggy "Yeah. Yeah, if they take what I say seriously, they've got a real big problem." On Andrew Breitbart's conservative BigHollywood.com website, Editor-in-Chief John Nolte charged that the "Fox-hating entertainment media (which is all of them) viralized the clip, blew the controversy up into something it really wasn't, and did so because they find it impossible to turn down an opportunity to prove they're one of the minions in the club."

31/01/2012