During a press conference in the United Kingdom this past weekend, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog responded to a question about the criticisms Fox News had about their latest Muppet movie. Here is what Miss Piggy and Kermit had to say.
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. And besides, if we have problems with oil companies, why would we have spent the entire film driving around a gas-guzzling Rolls-Royce?”
MISS PIGGY: “It’s almost as laughable as accusing Fox News of being, uh, you know, being news.”
KERMIT: “Boy, that’s going to be all over the Internet.”
MISS PIGGY: “Yeah, if they take what I say seriously, they’ve got a real big problem.”
It’s Miss Piggy’s last comment above that took center stage on Monday evening as Bill O’Reilly briefly talked about the Muppet response and decided to fire back a response of his very own. O’ Reilly took issue with Miss Piggy’s shot at Fox News and warned that “Though we still like The Muppets, they better watch it.”
Here’s the video:
Despite the fact that O’ Reilly was jokingly warning the Muppets, he was still responding to hand puppets. I would call that taking the Muppets seriously. It’s like when children talk to their toys as if they are real. It’s fun when you’re a kid, but when you do it as an adult, (in this case a man over 40 who claims to be a serious news anchor) you look like an idiot. Fox News has apparently slipped so low that it now feels the need to debate about whether it is real news or not with a bunch of lovable puppets that a majority of Americans enjoy. Bill is feuding with puppets. Perhaps he should watch his sanity.