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The Muppets Strike Back At Fox News!

Nordling here.

The last thing I want to do is embed to a report from Fox News, but it's necessary to set up this story for anyone who wasn't aware - when THE MUPPETS was released, Fox Business decried the film, claiming that it was trying to turn kids away from capitalism.  I guess that was due to the portrayal of one Tex Richman (Chris Cooper) who when not rapping about how awesome he is was actively trying to destroy the Muppets in any way he can.  Because THE MUPPETS, as you know, was a hard-hitting expose on the evils of the oil industry, and it was completely factual and true in EVERY POSSIBLE WAY:

So... THE MUPPETS is opening overseas very soon, and at the press conference Kermit and Miss Piggy were asked about it.  Their response was too awesome not to share:

So, yeah.  And if you're still angry about the treatment of oil moguls in the media, well, they can't all be upstanding citizens like Daniel Plainview:

Nordling, out.  Follow me on Twitter!

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  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    FIRST!!!

    by Astronut

    Damn youuuuuu....

  • Kermit for the lead role?

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:28 a.m. CST

    Looking forward to Kermit throwing down on the O'Reilly Factor

    by tylerzero

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:30 a.m. CST

    by Craig2574

    Who cares what FBN thinks! As a conservative I loved this film and it was obvious from the first reel that Tex Richman was a live action cartoon. It was a very simple idea for the kids to understand rather than lets say government paper pusher who wanted to tear it down to build condos to get more tax revenue.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:31 a.m. CST

    Great!

    by The Bear

    When Kermit the Frog and Miss Piggie make you look like fools, you know that you're really hitting the bottom of the barrel. Eat shit, Fox News.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:32 a.m. CST

    Love the Muppets response...

    by bubcus

    ... well played.

  • SO COOL TO BE AGAINST FOX NEWS, I MAKE POINTS WITH ALL MY GAY FRIENDS. THE MUPPETS ALWAYS HAVE BEEN SHIT-FACT!

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:39 a.m. CST

    ... does creepythinmanlivez watch Fox news?

    by bubcus

    There's a very good reason we're all against Fox news... and it has nothing to do with being cool.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:42 a.m. CST

    The funniest and mostly saddest study on Fox 'News' ...

    by Judge Briggs

    Conducted by Farleigh Dickison showed that people who don't follow the news are more informed than Fox 'News' viewers....! Sad but so true. Sigh ... No wonder Republicans turn to Fox ... their incorrect views and convictions of the world are aired as facts ... Or as Bill Maher has said, 'nothing (facts) just can't into the GOP's bubble.' They believe what they wanted DESPITE the contradictory evidence!

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Good god, not the left has politicized the Muppets?

    by GunRunner

    I'm ready to check out of pop culture. Everything is tainted. At least we could enjoy things like the Muppets, Star Wars, Indy, and Star Trek without having to worry about politics. That's no longer the case.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:43 a.m. CST

    Cool

    by Jeff

    Whether you agree or disagree with Ms. Piggy, she's right about the fact that Fox News isn't news, it's infotainment. And those Fox announcer douchebags come across as exactly that: douchebags. I never watch American news anymore. BBC is a thousand times more interesting and informative, even for Americans. I'll have to check out new Muppet movie now.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:44 a.m. CST

    bubcus is right

    by spohlso

    You don't have to be some freak that thinks protecting plant life is vital to humanity's survival or some 'treat gays like humans' pervert to hate Fox. When they act like real journalists and lambast a movie about puppets for it's political message on a SERIOUS FINANCIAL SEGMENT you're really dealing with a type of idiocy that is detrimental to society at large.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:46 a.m. CST

    If you don't like Fox News....

    by GunRunner

    ...don't fucking watch it. Problem solved, idiots.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Wow, that Fox News clip was really starting to hurt my head with its unashamed agenda

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    Let's be honest, Fox news are the real muppets.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:49 a.m. CST

    Briggs

    by BlaGyver

    I've been accepted to and may be attending Fairleigh Dickinson in the fall as a transfer student. The fact that that study was conducted there is absolutely awesome.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:51 a.m. CST

    I haven't seen the Muppets yet...

    by GunRunner

    ...but while I wouldn't put it past the left to use the Muppets to make a political point, I think Fox might be taking this a little far. I distinctly remember Doc Hopper being an evil Colonel Sanders trying to murder Kermit for not being in his French Fried Frog Legs commercial, so I'm willing to give the Muppets the benefit of the doubt considering that today's oil executive is the modern equivalent of a fast food magnate in the 70s.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:54 a.m. CST

    the real un-biased story here is...

    by hercworshiper

    That the muppet movie did have a liberal bullshit message in it. Fox News too is just as bullshit but it doesn't make the muppet one any less bullshit. Politics = bullshit.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST

    creepythinmanlivez

    by Santiago Charboneau

    If your conservative ass can't handle a little bit of criticism from the muppets, you should probably watch a bit of Glenn Beck to restore your equilibrium-- FACT.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST

    cobbelius and gunrunner = you guys wrote my post for me. First...

    by ClayMatthews

    ...I watch talking puppets and model spaceships and silly shit like that to get away from the day-to-day junk that can make life such a pain: political agendas included (not that such films cannot have any message). And no, I cannot watch ANY American news anymore - BBC all the way.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:55 a.m. CST

    Am I supposed to feel offended by that Daniel Plainview clip

    by ZoeFan

    Because quite frankly, in that clip, he was the one being insulted.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, noon CST

    There's a Rosie O'Donnell joke in here somewhere...

    by Apocalypse_Pooh

    Carry on...

  • Anyone waiting for a politician to better their lives will have a life filled with expectations never met. This country needs to hit the reset button and 86 our entire senate, congress and political system and start from scratch. Well-groomed mobsters in tailored suits working for corporations are running this country. How's that working out for you kids?

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:03 p.m. CST

    Gunrunner

    by Sw0rdfish

    "If you don't like Fox News....don't fucking watch it. Problem solved, idiots." Gunrunner--I absolutely agree with you WHEN IT COMES TO ENTERTAINMENT. Then, any given individual will find it funny or not funny, dramatic or just hokey, exciting or boring, etc. But when it comes to what holds itself out to be a presentation of FACT, and the FACTS are wrong, the problem is not solved. It's unfortunate that the saying "You're entitled to your own opinions, not to your own facts" has become so overused, because it's 100% correct. I have no problem with Fox giving opinions (labelled as opinions); when opinion is presented as fact, and thereby influences the opinions of those who watch, the problem is not solved; the problem is worse. So while the Muppet thing is clearly opinion, so much on Fox is incorrect fact, and that (on Fox and anywhere else), is a problem. Can we agree on that?

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:04 p.m. CST

    And kudos to Judge Briggs for mentioning the Maher!

    by Santiago Charboneau

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Damnit, I need an edit button for this forum...

    by Judge Briggs

    Blurgh! Only forum left on the internets without a feature to edit your comments ...

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:11 p.m. CST

    Also-

    by Judge Briggs

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST

    sw0rdfish

    by GunRunner

    Eric Bolling and the Media Research Center are not newscasters, they're analysts. That's what analysts do; they present their opinion. All media outlets get caught reporting distortions. Have you ever read the New York Times correction page? How many times have Ed Schultz and Rachel Maddow had to apologize because they got caught up in lies? Cable news is sensationalist; always has been.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:12 p.m. CST

    Nordling here... Another Fat WHITE Liberal on AICN

    by cccce

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:15 p.m. CST

    Quake II

    by oaser

    So right. We live in a dictatorship. We're just tricked into thinking its democratic because we can vote the new dictator in. FOX? CNN? Congress? All of these are serving one agenda or another, not the needs of the American people. At this point, you can predict the horseshit spewing from these people's mouths. Republican: "Rhetoric, rhetoric, rhetoric, Obama Bad, rhetoric, rhetoric, rhetoric, American People." Democrat: "Rhetoric, rhetoric, rhetoric, Obama Good, rhetoric, rhetoric, rhetoric, American People."

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:16 p.m. CST

    uh hello, Hollywood is run by liberals,

    by sunwukong86

    This shouldn't surprise anyone.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:17 p.m. CST

    Stating opinions as facts....

    by meCPS

    is what makes Fox News dangerous bullshit, no different than the Nazi propaganda machine that contributed to WWII. BTW, that disturbing tendency by AICN posters is what's ruining the entertainment value of this site for so many of us.

  • I quote the destructive part because that is what Steve Jobs said to Rupert Murdoch - basically saying his network is choosing to become a destructive part of our society because of how it's potraying and spinning the news. Anyway- the reason why Fox 'News' is destructive is because it spews lies and misinformation in the form of facts ... the people who watch Fox then make decisions based on what Fox is spewing... thus we get the teabagger movements and a GOP that pretty much runs on a platform that is NOT based on reality and cold, hard facts. If the facts don't add up in GOP world, the words 'liberal-biased' is thrown out there. Examples, 'NPR, CBS, ABC, and other newstations have a liberal bias' 'The education system has a liberal bias!' When you watch Fox, you are fed straight-up lies and misinformation and it resonates. For example, Obama has NEVER raised taxes. But if you turn to Fox, he's raised taxes on everyone and our current economic plight is all because of Obama's 'liberal' policies ... sorry, but the history and FACTS say otherwise. So when you have a 'news' station running a 24/7 misinformation machine, you're going to get sheep that make decisions on incorrect information and in return, our society ultimately suffers. THAT is why Fox 'News' has become a destructive part of our society. Or as I say to my conservative friends, just because you have a conviction and don't like the facts, doesn't make the facts any less true. I may not like gravity, but it's fact. Just because I don't like that man is responsible for climate change, it's still a fact and something we need to deal with.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    You can always tell an imbecile

    by brobdingnag

    by them whining about fox news bias and no one else.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    I like to bash Fox News but I always watch MSNBC...

    by FlandersBum

    ...cause I'm a hypocrite.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    News flash, Hollywood is corprate america.

    by fett101

    How can "Hollywood hate corporate America"? I guess it's some self-loathing, wrist cutter thing? Then again, it's hillarious watching this guy babbling while Muppet Man galavants across the screen. It's like something straight out of "Whose Line Is It Anyway"

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:24 p.m. CST

    judge briggs

    by GunRunner

    List of Obama's Tax Increases: http://www.atr.org/comprehensive-list-obama-tax-hikes-a6433 Reading is fun...

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:26 p.m. CST

    What I find hilarious about all of this...

    by Andrew Coleman

    Is that Fox News and I guess some conservatives think oil business lunatics who would rather see America burn to the ground in an endless war for money... Are good guys? Why is a oil guy being a villain something Fox News and Tea Party retards need to stand up against? It's nothing political those people are fucking pricks... What bugs me the most is most people on the "right"(I hate that people have turned this into a "left" is "tree hugging gay lover" and someone on the "right" is a "Red neck retard who loves Jesus before his own family" it's stupid we're all people and just have different points of views why does there have to be labels?) like the show 24... Me too... But in the second season SPOILER!!! The main villain is an oil tycoon. Why the fuck aren't these people pissed off about that? Fox News is doing a good job at scaring old white people into thinking the media is brain washing their kids. Problem is they are brain washing your kids. Fox News pushes lies and misinformation that people pick up and get angry about. It's bull shit. Fuck them and go Muppets!

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:27 p.m. CST

    @brobdingnag

    by Judge Briggs

    Do you really believe that Fox has an equal partner in its overall bias? MSNBC does not come close to the bias and influence that Fox has on its viewers! Nor does CNN, ABC, CBS, and NPR ... That is why time after time, studies have shown that Fox viewers are the least informed on cold-hard facts than ANY other source!

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:31 p.m. CST

    @Gunrunner

    by Judge Briggs

    Sorry man, anyone quoting Grover's website loses my attention immediately... that dude should run for office because it's amazing that he holds so much power over this country. Fact is: taxes are the lowest they've been in modern history and you can thank President Obama for that!

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:32 p.m. CST

    c'mon now people

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    anyone who hasn't figured out creepythinmanlivez is just a troll deserves the agitation he gives them. obvious troll is obvious.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    @totalreality

    by Judge Briggs

    Typical conservative response: 'telling me to shut the fuck up.' It's cool man, keep drinking the poison that Fox is giving you ... Keep living in your fantasy world that is Fox 'News' ... home of the right-wing fantasies of what the world should be but is NOT.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:34 p.m. CST

    Faux news is an embarassment.

    by wonderboy2402

    We don't need to call them out on it, they are doing a fine job destroying their own reputation.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:36 p.m. CST

    isn't The Simpsons always portraying Mr Burns as an evil billionaire, corporate villain??

    by KEVIN_COSTNERS_RECYCLED_PISS

    And don't Fox own The Simpsons?

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:37 p.m. CST

    as for fox news.........

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Hannity, O'Reilly.........etc....... These shameless cunts are a detriment to civilized society. They are nothing more than Rupert Murdock's little man-whores who vomit his rightee agenda day in and day out. F A C T - Anyone who watches fox news is dumber for it.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    I don't understand the Fox hatred, frankly.

    by Jeff England

    If you don't like what they're saying, turn the channel. Seriously. People on here that are claiming they are 'dangerous' need to get a grip. No one is forcing you to watch that station. Fox has become this boogy man of the left. Frankly, if they spent more time worrying about their own lives instead of what Fox News thinks, they'd be a lot better off..

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:48 p.m. CST

    @gunrunner

    by harrys_site_sucks

    Fox picked this fight. Blame them. Muppets rule

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 12:54 p.m. CST

    judge briggs

    by GunRunner

    Obama extended Bush's tax cuts. Good for him. But the page numbers of the bills are listed, so you're replacing fact with your own opinion (kind of like you accuse Fox of doing). How anybody still follows this authoritarian statist is beyond me. Even my progressive acquaintances have bailed on Hope and Change. America's greatest political scam.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 1:01 p.m. CST

    Response to: "If you don't like Fox, change the channel"

    by Sodomy Redux

    The problem I have is not with what Fox says. The problem is that they are a political arm of the Republican party dressed up as a news organization. They are run by a bunch of partisan, true believer Team Republican ("we're right, everyone else is wrong") guys like Roger Ailes. They create false dichotomies and constantly distort or outright lie about issues of the day. Then the people who are hoodwinked by this garbage go out and loudly yell it at the rest of us. They vote and understand the world based on this false information. It's dangerous.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 1:04 p.m. CST

    gunrunner, it was Fox that politicized the Muppets

    by bah

    And if you pay attention, here the Muppets are talking only about Fox. Nothing political, nothing about the Right or the Republicans. Just Fox.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 1:20 p.m. CST

    The difference between The Muppets and FOX News

    by thelordofhell

    One has an unseen hand up their ass spouting silly things that make normal people laugh all day and the others are The Muppets

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST

    sodomy redux

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    hell yea

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 1:21 p.m. CST

    @sodomy redux

    by GunRunner

    So, you want Fox News shut down? Hey, why not? Shutting down media outlets that were critical of the administration worked for Obama's buddy Chavez. But does that mean that a Republican administration could shut down MSNBC? After all, Bill Clinton himself said that MSNBC "has become our version of Fox." How about all media be regulated by the government? I'm sure Obama would go along with that.

  • Nice try, though.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 1:25 p.m. CST

    How many fucking goddamn creepy thin man knockoffs and wannabees

    by openthepodbaydoorshal

    do we have to put up with? Thanks for the original thoughts ballsucker. One creepyman is goddamn enough.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 1:27 p.m. CST

    MSNBC and Fox ...

    by Judge Briggs

    Are not equal ... Fox is FAR more influential than MSNBC ...

  • I knew of a co-worker that was convinced that Obama was Muslim because of Fox News.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    Where the hell...

    by DarkZoneGraphics

    ...do they find these people?

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 1:28 p.m. CST

    And this manufactured controversy continues...

    by Ted Knight

    Have you ever noticed when ever something like this comes up at Fox News, its the entire network that says controversial statements, never an individual host or guest. When an MSNBC, CNN etc. host or guest says something wacky, MSNBC, CNN, etc. doesn't say it. Are leftists so obsessed with groups they don't know what individuals are anymore? The ironic part of this non-story is that in responding, the Muppets kinda prove the commentators point that children's characters are being used for political purposes. I mean, why would the mighty Muppets cultural phenomenon even respond to a little speck on the wall at FOX? Did Boehlert hit a bullseye? (they say a hit dog barks the loudest) or, did the echo chamber media (which Nordling fantasizes himself being an adjunct of) create this "controversy" by taking an unknown conservative talking head at FBC's throwaway statement and use it to further the FOX bogeyman talking point because the left feels entitled to the culture and, any loss of power or control freaks them out in the same way a single right-of-center cable news channel in a sea of liberalism freaks them out. Meh, who cares? Nordling Lemmington did this so he could get his superiority bonafides and score cool kid points with his lefty lockstep smallminded Daily Show watching zombies. Which reminds me, anybody getting their news from COMEDY CENTRAL or SNL (Jercules) has no place criticizing Fox News for ANYTHING!

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Again, Fox did the politicizing here

    by bah

    They decided that an oil man as a villain is a political message.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 1:37 p.m. CST

    Sounds like FOX News doesn't understand the word SATIRE

    by DementedCaver

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 1:38 p.m. CST

    @stargrove @stargrove

    by torontoxic

    I wish the fucking half wit who posted this shit would actually read what you wrote and attempt a response. That is dead on correct. I wonder if AICN can even process how their stupidity and bias hurts this site and it's reputation every time they try to extend their already battered intellects beyond comic books and movies based on them? Posts like this remind me that while I like seeing trailers and images I am in fact visiting a site run by fat nerds with no education and that unfortunate sense of self importance that comes with being a 'critic' (which is the perfect job for a fat nerd). <P> Boo hoo Fox News. <P> AICN can shove it's part in the liberal brainwashing agenda straight up it's collective 2 tonnes of ass.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 1:39 p.m. CST

    The political climate touches us all

    by smackfu

    I'm Canadian, so I thought I'd be safe up here, but then I inherited a Republican cat from my grandmother. It's fat, white, overly aggressive yet afraid of everything, bullies my other cat away from her dish and then eats all her food, talks way too loud, for way too long, and exhibits closeted homosexual tendencies.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 1:42 p.m. CST

    @sodomy redux

    by torontoxic

    Change Fox to CNN, MSNBC, and every other so called traditional media outlet and change Republican to Democrat and you have the exact bullshit that has been going on since the 80's. You're just so brainwashed you can't even see you've been and are still lied to. Sorry for the wakeup call but it's called the liberal media for a reason, kid.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 1:44 p.m. CST

    Fox News is a REACTION to EVERYTHING ELSE

    by jorson28

    I find it interesting how, for decades, network and cable shows, alike - both entertainment and news - have joined Hollywood in either subtly or not-so-sutbly taking a left-wing or left-of-center stance on just about everything (at least from the 70's on), and AGAINST conservatives/Republicans, yet it's somehow perceived as a curse on mankind that ONE NEWS NETWORK, founded in 1996, is openly conservative. This isn't to defend Fox because no news network SHOULD be so biased towads either side, but it's the pot calling the kettle black when you claim that one conservative network does more damage and is more shameful in its bias than a sea of networks and cable television stations combined, with programming that frequently skews to the left. In any case, if Fox ISN'T "news" and is so worthless, why would the producers of the MUPPETS go out of their way to defend themselves against a network that, based upon their own material, isn't worth their time? My only guess is that it's because the truth hurts - that they really DID put out an anti-capitalist, anti-oil message - and now, all they can do is use the same old sarcasm and meaningless accusations to defend themselves. If that's the case, though, it begs teh question: If they think they're right, why do they think they have to defend themselves at all? None of it makes any sense and, frankly, to politicize the Muppets like this, regardless of which side is favored, is disgraceful and ridiculous. If they want to slam capitalism and oil companies, fine. Let them quit using anything that relies upon pretroleum and give up control of all that money they spend on movie production to the government. THEN how easy will they have it? The government, regardless of who the representatives are, can't even effectively regulate itself well enough to prevent fraud, debt and shortages, so how in the hell is it going to effectively regulate the private sector? Anti-capitalist sentiment is fundamentally flawed in that it ASSUMES that a big, centralized government that controls how financial resources, in particular, are managed, across the board, is somehow LESS likely to succumb to corruption and greed than a handful of rich people and large corporations with approximately the same level of control in the "private" sector. This, I guess, is solely because people assume that, unlike big corporations, the government will just invariably use all that money for the "common good" and won't be motivated by greed to abuse its power and mismanage the money. Hmm... I guess the leaders of the former USSR post-Lenin didn't get that memo. Forget the FACT that the U.S. government, at least, is structured and operates in ways very similar to the average corporation already - with a board of directors that has a chairman (equivalent to the Speaker of the House, I suppose), a president, vice president, etc. The left is right about at least one thing, though - PURE socialism/communism has never been implemented, but it conveniently neglects to ask WHY. I think the "why" is quite simple: Give any single person or entity too much power and control and, where human fallacy is generally unavoidable, that power and control is almost inevitably going to be abused. The perfect example is Vladmir Lenin, whose idea for Communist Russia was that Communism would take so well with the public that, after a while, the "State," as it were, wouldn't even have to exist. Instead, what happened was that when Lenin got sick and was near death, people in his own government - including Stalin - started fighting over who would succeed him, people with very different ideas about how to proceed. When Lenin died and Stalin took over, the government quickly went from serving the "common good" to serving its own nationalist, imperialistic interests. You might be able to implement such "ideals" with a lower risk of those things if you're dealing with a relatively small nation with a small population that isn't very diverse in its needs and that has no real enemies. Yet even that assumption is easily debunked by citing cases such as Cuba, a nation that has long oppressed its people and which, despite having literally a fraction of the number of people its government has to serve compared to the United States', has had to PRIVATIZE 5% OF ITS ECONOMY just to, allegedly, avoid a revolt that would threaten the power structure. Effectively, it's making a handful of businesses compete with other businesses in the same field, but which can charge lower prices for goods and services because the government is still covering most of their operating costs, offsetting the effect of otherwise high taxation. Its healthcare system is also allegedly so great, and yet its facilities remain poor and frequently suffer from supply shortages. Canada's allegedly "socialist" healthcare system is equally lauded, yet it isn't even really socialist! Based upon what I've read, the only significant difference in Canada's system is a separate branch of government that provides OPTIONAL standards for private insurers to meet in exchange for federal funding. NONE of this, though, should be serious fodder for any Muppets movie, and for the Muppets' producer to supposedly come out in self-defense like this is as tasteless and tacky, not to mention blatantly disingenuous, as Fox News being petty enough to criticize it. Frankly - and as hypocritical and disingenuous as I seem considering all of what I just wrote, myself - I'm sick to death of ALL of this rhetoric from both sides, NONE of which would be necessary if this country "for the people, by the people" actually had PEOPLE that took real responsibility for their own lives and for the freedom they always seem to demand... that is, until they just don't want to suffer the consequences of not taking responsibility, then they're willing to give it up in a heartbeat.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 1:48 p.m. CST

    LOL just when you think Fox News couldn't be crazier

    by Wcwlkr

    Seriously!? The Muppets so the Muppets are against capitalism. LMBO I guess that's why they charged people to see the movie as opposed to allowing masses to see it for free. LOL The response was hilarious and accurate.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 2:02 p.m. CST

    jorson28

    by smackfu

    that particular view of all the 'left wing bias' comes from a misunderstanding that seems fundamental to almost all American Republicans - the belief that it's 2 sides - Conservative Republicans vs Liberal Democrats...but it's not...it's really not...it's a small faction of people, Republican Americans....vs everyone else in the world. All the people who disagree with you cats are not 'liberals'. We're just normal. I'm a Canadian conservative, and I think you guys are 7 shades of crazy. You're absolutely batshit, you have the most backwards view possible on ANY given topic, and from my observation it all stems from one thing - being reactionary contrarians. Basically, the Democrats are your enemies, so everything they say, you have to disagree with, because you'd rather die than admit your enemy is right about something. The problem you run into, is if the Democrats happen to express a rational point of view, this then forces you to assume the irrational point of view. And as time goes on, your repertoire of opinions just makes you look crazier, and crazier and crazier, and the whole world laughs, albeit nervously, at you. We don't think your a faction of crazy, religious wackos because of liberal media bias, we think of you that way because of the things you say and do, every single day.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 2:03 p.m. CST

    Nordling here...again...

    by rhine1784

    I'm just disgruntle because Fox News is the only thing that is on in my mom's basement :( Truth be known, I'm for capitalism, because movies are soley about money, except for the indies, which 90% of them suck and if it wasn't for movies I would be just another guy at laser tag camp. Truth be known, I'm not against big oil, because if it wasn't for big oil I wouldn't have the elastic in my tighty whiteys, nor the buttons on my bland button down shirts, nor would I have my lap top computer which I spend hours upon hours play World of Warcraft in previous mentioned basement.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 2:06 p.m. CST

    @ smackfu

    by Judge Briggs

    Love your comment! WHOA! Brilliant, man!

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 2:15 p.m. CST

    jae684

    by smackfu

    I think a big part of why people call Fox News 'dangerous' is because for quite a while, at the height of the Glenn Beck era, they were doing a very effective job of riling up a lot of people by presenting them with this warped world view that an Islamic sleeper terrorist was about to become President of the US, and that their very way of life was being directly threatened by the democrats. Most people just accept this stuff as herpaderp, but for a while there large groups of Republicans were really drinking the coolaid. Around the time Obama was elected, a frighteningly large portion of Republicans polled actually said they thought he might be the Antichrist. Literally. The devil. So that's why Fox News is dangerous, because if you scream 'Witch!' long enough and loud enough, people eventually start looking for their torches and pitchforks. THat being said, Fox is no longer as 'dangerous' as it was during that crazy peak. They fired Beck, toned down on the fearmongering, and now they're basically seen as more amusing than dangerous.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 2:20 p.m. CST

    TO JUDGE BRIGGS

    by jorson28

    No, Obama hasn't raised taxes, but that isn't the dominant accusation. The accusation, which IS FACT, is that he WANTS to raise taxes because, for better or worse - and regardless of upon whom he wants to raise them or why - he thinks it's "fair" and, in any case, will likely be necessary to implement his administration's and party's agenda. In any case, you forgot to mention the accusations of a socialist, single-payer healthcare bill and disregard for our military. None of those things are fact, either, but again - that's not what's really being complained-about. The only reason there's no single-payer clause in the new healthcare bill was because SO MANY people started to question and complain about it that Democrats began backing down. During the debates, though, they would go so far as to get up in front of the House of Representatives and propose that the government seek to dissolve the private health insurance industry altogether, wanting to thank it for its service, but tell it that it is no longer needed. Obama, himself, frequently shifted his opinion at the time when asked about it. One day, he'd say that the bill needed the single-payer clause, but then the next time, he'd say that it didn't and was never actually vital to the bill being effective. Now, though, with the mandatory insurance purchase clause still awaiting final judgment about its Constitutionality, Democrats are at least privately complaining that without this clause, the bill is seriously hampered. The obvious reason for this, though, is that while they can't get away with dissolving the private health insurance industry, they can burden it with so many regulations and restrictions that the premiums go up and it becomes unfeasible for individuals and businesses, alike, to take just about anything BUT government-run health insurance. Conveniently, it also makes it dangerous for those most in need of healthcare services to vote for anyone other than Democrats, lest they risk their health insurance program losing funding and them losing certain benefits. In the meantime, being able to penalize non-buyers through taxation brings the government the revenue it will need to fund such a program - revenue that it has otherwise given up by not adopting the single-payer system. As far as the U.S. military goes, I'm willing to give Obama some credit for Bin Laden's death, but the information leading the Seals to Bin Laden came via channels and tactics that were instituted by Bush and have, until recently, been publicly and frequently decried by Democrats as part of a system of torture and war crimes. For years, everyone was up in arms about wanting to close Guantanamo and hold trials for Islamic terrorists here in the U.S. Yet, Bin Laden is killed and rumors swirl about how he was found, linked to information gathered at Guantanamo, etc., and the whole thing is all but put on the back-burner. Obama also wants to take credit for pulling troops out of Iraq, which was one of his campaign promises, yet it was never a secret that before the end of summer 2011, the government had been trying to get the new Iraqi government to continue granting the U.S. military legal immunity in case of collateral damage. Had the Obama Administration been granted that immunity, I wonder what excuse he would have made for NOT withdrawing troops? As for those in Afghanistan being drawn down, I have to wonder if it has anything at all to do with Karzai's threats to open talks with the Taliban if the U.S. didn't leave. So, yeah, some of the criticism from the far-right and from a few on Fox News is seemingly without any base in reality, but for reasons that people like you conveniently neglect to mention. If anything, Obama has tried to pretty much stay the course militarily, especially in the Middle East, but his hand has been forced in a way that, conveniently for him, he can turn around and make it look like he was just fulfilling campaign promises. And while taxes haven't been raised yet, Obama made it very clear in his recent State of the Union speech that he deems it absolutely necessary! This has nothing to do with whether or not you agree with him. You talk about "facts:" The FACT is that Obama has been trying to raise taxes on someone as long as he's been in office, regardless of the reasons. First it was anyone making over $250,000 per year, now it's a 30% increase on people with only slightly higher incomes than that, but most definitely on anyone making a million per year. Logical or not, that's what he wants. You don't have to watch Fox News to find proof of this, either. It's everywhere! The problem is that both sides are disingenuous. When Republicans want to insert our military into a foreign conflict when the U.S. has otherwise little or no stake in the affair, it's all in the name of "national security." When Democrats accuse them of doing exactly that, it's deemed "unpatriotic." The reverse is equally true. When Democrats talk about raising taxes, it's "fairness" and "common sense" - yet, when pundits on Fox criticize them for doing it or wanting to do it, it's "misinformation" because, in this case, it hasn't happened... yet. And for the record, the Tea Party didn't even exist until Obama was coming into power. I'm not a big fan of the Tea Party, myself, as I think they've strayed from being the allegedly "bi-partisan" group advocating lower spending and fiscal responsibility that they initially claimed and sometimes still claim to be. They're clearly NOT "bi-partisan." Having said that, though, like Fox News, they're an EXTREME reaction to one administration's proposal and/or promotion of allegedly EXTREMIST policy - whether or not that policy is needed and/or has actually been implemented yet. In conclusion, if the only way you can debunk me is to accuse me of just quoting Fox News before calling me any number of childish and vulgar names, then don't bother. Whether you believe it or not, I get most of my news from the AP and online - almost never and definitely not "solely" from Fox.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 2:32 p.m. CST

    It is funny when liberals get their panties into a wad...

    by Chris Moody

    ...over Fox News. It is JUST a news network that leans to the right. And, of course, MSNBC and CNN obviously lean to the left (MSNBC much more so). Then, those liberals quote Bill "Fuck Everyone Who Doesn't Agree With Me" Maher in order to cement their position on the matter. I guess that those who don't watch Fox News or MSNBC think that they are qualified to comment about them the most often. Still, I guess that they feel that it is an announcement of their socioeconomic and political stand to knock on Fox News. Meh. I couldn't care less about most TBers' political stances. They mimic one another by shouting grievances about Fox News (or "Faux News" as they love to call it) and other social or economic views that don't align with their own perceived political standards and spew vitriol on the rest of us who might not embrace their views. It just demonstrates a weak conscience and a total hypocrisy when it comes to "tolerance" when they can't tolerate the ability of Americans to make up their own mind or think that they are so weak or gullible that they aren't able to sift through pundits' words or propaganda from either the Left or the Right when deciding where it is that they stand on an issue. Still, there is nothing funnier than people whining about Fox News. BTW, there is no conspiracy behind the Muppets painting corporations as "wicked." Hollywood has long demonstrated where their allegiance (as a whole) lies. After all, the corporation that owns the Muppets and those that made the film are dependent upon the products that are derived -- at least partially -- from oil. I guess that they think that there are enough stupid people who believe that oil companies are ruled by ruthless evil characters who want the environment to be destroyed and for the price of gasoline to keep increasing with every decision of the White House and Congress. Those "damn oil companies" aren't going to profit from the Keystone pipeline, right? I mean, all of that oil will shift to China and INCREASE the price of oil (and all other goods) in this country. So, it is in the best interest of oil companies to NOT build that pipeline that they want built, right? Yeah, I guess that there really is a sucker born every minute. The sad thing is that they are whining about all of the "other" suckers. Go figure.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 2:33 p.m. CST

    @ smackfu:

    by Chris Moody

    Glenn Beck was employed by CNN long before Fox News hired him. I couldn't stand him at CNN and I couldn't stand him at Fox News.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 2:34 p.m. CST

    Health insurance companies

    by lprothro

    Have been contantly raising premiums (almost exponentially) for years. The recent healthcare bill has little to no influence on that.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 2:36 p.m. CST

    BTW, there IS a liberal bias in the media.

    by Chris Moody

    Several independent studies have confirmed it...including a notable one by Harvard just a few years ago. And, of course, the previous Ombudsman at the Washington Post admitted that the paper was biased for Obama throughout the 2008 election. The current Ombudsman is urging for the paper to pay as much scrutiny to Obama as they are the Republicans throughout the upcoming election.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 2:47 p.m. CST

    MUPPET NEWS

    by bubcus

    You know, as I think about it and how Disney has been tinkering with what to do with the Muppet franchise, I'm thinking one option is a half hour show on weekdays of "Muppet News." It could be a bit like a family version of the Daily Show or Colbert Report. The various muppets present or discuss some of the funnier things happening (ranging from politics to movie reviews) and interview various politicians, media outlets, or celebrities. I'm thinking this would be a great idea for a 6pm time slot or 6:30 time slot. (I grew up with M.A.S.H. being in the 6:30 slot).

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 2:53 p.m. CST

    by Michael Lunney

    You say: *Still, there is nothing funnier than people whining about Fox News. * Your whining about liberals with insane glee comes a close second.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 2:55 p.m. CST

    ccchhhrrriiisssmredux/totalreality

    by Michael Lunney

    You guys lovers? You both seem so out of touch with reality, you might enjoy touching each other down there... Not that there is anything wrong with that... How touching...

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 2:56 p.m. CST

    "Fox News" molests collies.

    by Yamato

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 2:59 p.m. CST

    @ mcgootoo:

    by Chris Moody

    It is still second to the louder whiners who initiate the whining in the first place. And, of course, I believe that the actual second place would belong to those who make stupid insults at those who don't agree with their positions. You know, they are the kind of morons who accuse individuals of "touching either down there" and think that such a comment is "witty" or even "intelligent." I guess that they are the types of guys who (rightfully) had the shit beat out of them throughout their lives because they were annoying and still tried to bully others.

  • Art imitates life, once again. In the words of Samuel L. Jackson, "Shut your bitch up, right now! Say 'Bitch, shut the fuck up!'"

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 3:02 p.m. CST

    totalreality

    by Michael Lunney

    You say: *Still, there is nothing funnier than people whining about Fox News. * Your whining about liberals with insane glee comes a close second.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 3:04 p.m. CST

    Totalreality

    by Santiago Charboneau

    Let me start by saying that, as a liberal myself, I for one am thankful that "the media" has been found to possess a rational slant towards progressive thinking and/or ideologies. The very fact that your most recent comment has cited Barack Obama as prescribing to an Islamic ideology is damning evidence of your ignorance, and demonstrates your dependence on such faux-news reporting sources as FOX News. However, Barack obama is actually a member of the Chistian faith, which is a fact. NOT a liberal opinion.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 3:06 p.m. CST

    Oh... and Totalreality

    by Santiago Charboneau

    I'm sure that ignorance is not specifically based in America, and thus Canadian conservatism probably exists north of the border.

  • Because real problems with the world are too scary or incomprehensible to you fucking right wing piggies. Oink, Oink. and Moo, too.

  • THEY WENT UP! Not freakin' rocket science here, folks. When you're legally forced to buy something, those selling said something can pretty much charge whatever the hell they want for it. What chaps my ass is the way the state officials promised this would lower rates, as it would drastically cut down on incidents involving uninsured motorists, which are extremely expensive. Hah. That's all I'll say about that horse shit. If the writers and producers behind The Muppets had any balls, they would have made big Hollywood moguls the bad guys, pushing out quality good time entertainment with heart, for the sake of crap for the brain-dead masses like Jersey Shore. But no, they took the easy way out, and went with the far-fetched Big Oil Baddie, cuz EVERYONE hates Big Oil, right? While I didn't see it as kiddy propaganda, I did think it was lazy and cliche`, which was disappointing. I don't know why I expected more from The Muppets, but I did.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 3:15 p.m. CST

    When someone has to tell you to "Shut the fuck up"...

    by some dude

    ... or anything of the sort then it says a whole hell of a lot about them. I'll leave that open to however you want to view it but really, it often negates anything intelligent you might have said or just compounds how stupid you sound. Just saying...

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 3:18 p.m. CST

    Pussies- the right is afraid of.... THE MUPPETS!!!!!

    by Michael Lunney

    teehee. you fucking idiots.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 3:20 p.m. CST

    It's always hilarious...

    by Vicconius

    ... when a liberal calls Fox News bias, infotainment, and propaganda and then quote Bill Maher or Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert to prove it. It used to be funny when they quoted Keith Olberdouche, but nobody actually watches him anymore.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 3:25 p.m. CST

    Fox News zombies and whiny hippies

    by Mel_Gibsons_Nazi_Dad

    This tb has turned into an annoy off. You're all tools that are being lied to.

  • CANDY ASS LIBERAL TALKBACKERS WANT A WORLD FULL OF OF GAY, TOFU EATING MUPPETS, FACT!

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 3:37 p.m. CST

    And that's another reason why the Muppets are Awesome.

    by Jackson

    Also Fox News is the stupidest piece of crap i have ever seen

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 3:40 p.m. CST

    Yeah, and the muppets too, right? ^ Good one Creepythinman.

    by Santiago Charboneau

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Some of you must be Democrat Underground DUchebags

    by MoshMasterD

    I find this funny that people like that Nordling primitive and many of you who read this even care for a response. It could've been ignored, JHP puppeteers could've been ordered to not comment on controversial or debatable subjects. But for some odd reason, instead of letting it go you make this issue even bigger. Even more of a big joke is that Nordling primitive used of, all things, those jealous fucks called Media Matters as his resource for this very biased piece. Once again AICN is becoming a political site for the left like Democrat Underground, Daily Kos, etc. If we want to go political, we'll go to DUmp, Kos, or Media Matters for the left primitives, or Conservative Cave, Conservative Underground, or Free Republic for the conservatives. I come here for news not views anyways, but you tipped my hand this time. Maybe you should just stick to news. I recall Harry making some comments concerning political conflict a good while back. Maybe you should just heed those words.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 3:42 p.m. CST

    Are people defending Fox News here?

    by bubcus

    Really? Why?!?

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 3:46 p.m. CST

    vicconius

    by Michael Lunney

    It's even fnunier when people equated Fake News with comedy shows, however, i do see your point that Fox News is really, really bad, hate-filled comedy for idiots.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 3:48 p.m. CST

    The only thing which is 'news' about this...

    by Big_Daddy_Nero

    ..is the fact that Hollywood no longer gets a free pass about this stuff any more. Try to stay with me here... You know why we have most of the technology we have today? If you follow the events backwards, it end up in a fairly innocuous event having to do with color-blindness. Color-blindness was not even known to exist until maybe 150 years ago, and from there, all kinds of things grew, more knowledge, more technology, more new knowledge, all because someone finally stumbled upon the fact that some people LITERALLY see things differently than other people. (short interlude - go look up Project Venona, educate yourself) Fact is, up until the mid 90's, the media and the news monopoly in this country was the almost exclusive domain of people who some here have very charitable labeled as 'progressive'. But once the internet began to be connected to everyone everywhere, information was no longer 'controllable', and the big nerve-centers for controlling agendas and carefully disseminating hand-chosen information lost their grip on 'what we know and when we know it'. (short interlude #2 - go look up Walter Duranty, educate yourself) The rapidly-shrinking coffers of the 'traditional news media' are evidence enough that, given more sources of information, people are to the point of knowing that a rat smells like a rat, and the salad days are over. But Hollywood (remember Colbert famously asking some actor type: 'So, you live in Hollywood. Do you ever miss living in America?') has been extremely slow to grasp this fundamental change. It still insists on churning out one movie after another casually filled to the brim with ideas and concepts which are patently offensive to people outside the insular bubble of left-wing enclaves on both coasts, and in the recesses of most college campuses today. Seriously, how many flops does it take before SOMEONE in Hollywood will grasp it? Evan Almighty, Wall*E, just about anything starring Clooney LOL.. Yes even this Muppets movie (which I absolutely LOVED by the way).. the list is endless, those are obviously just a few quick examples. The problem is, so many people are 'color-blind' to it now, they don't perceive it because they are INSIDE it, it is 'normal' to them, and they perceive any criticism of it as lunacy. It's not lunacy. Go read some of what David Mamet has to say on the subject of a person finally making an honest attempt to understand people who disagree with him, instead of casually dismissing them as 'defective' some how. Me, I am in the camp of: 'this Muppets thing was pretty much just par for the course, and certainly not malicious'. But it DOES reflect something very real in Hollywood, and that is a casual and unblinking acceptance of leftism as perfectly normal, middle-of-the-road common sense. This is why it is so easy for so many liberals to arrogantly condemn anyone who disagrees with you as flat-out insane. I assure, I am not insane, and I doubt many of you here are either, although there are a few who definitely seem to go out of their way sometimes to try to look insane.. hehehe Here's a challenge for you: instead of simply berating and condemning those who disagree, try to grasp what they are saying to the point to where you can clearly and articulately explain that point of view to someone else, without your own bias in the way. You may surprise yourself.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    bubcus

    by Michael Lunney

    Americans really hate their fellow Americans. We are a very violent country, full of shit and ready for war at all times. But I love the US, warts and all. But really, stupid conservatives have completely ruined the American dream, voting against their own self interests, puppets on the strings of corporate manipulators.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 3:54 p.m. CST

    Oh and Happy Feet

    by Big_Daddy_Nero

    Gah, that was the main one I was wanting to mention too LOL I mean, come on, if you didn't see that as what it was, very unhesitatingly pushing a specific political agenda on children, then you just aren't even trying.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 3:57 p.m. CST

    mcgootoo

    by Big_Daddy_Nero

    You said, "Americans really hate their fellow Americans. We are a very violent country, full of shit and ready for war at all times. But I love the US, warts and all. But really, stupid conservatives have completely ruined the American dream, voting against their own self interests, puppets on the strings of corporate manipulators." I am curious if you have any actual factual examples of this? I mean, it looks impressive and all, but can you provide even one example to support this claim? I have found that most people who say such things simply have no understanding of how economics works at all, and the moment they begin to grasp it, their views change drastically.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 4 p.m. CST

    creppythinmanlivez's brain is as stuck as his Caps Lock button...

    by GreatWhiteNoise

    ...and thus he can be disregarded with the same derisive disdain as, say, Faux News. And the previous comment about The Simpsons (a Fox-owned property) continually making Monty Burns out as the same type of villain is bang-on. Only difference being, Monty Burns makes Fox money, and The Muppets don't.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 4:01 p.m. CST

    totalreality- his mommy always hated him

    by Michael Lunney

    My, aren't you the poster boy for closed minded, conservative ignorance. Bubble, bubble boil and trouble. Have fun with your hate-filled, otherwise brain.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 4:02 p.m. CST

    OK Bubcus

    by MoshMasterD

    Why do you care if we do watch Fox News? Apparantly it's getting your goat.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 4:07 p.m. CST

    moshmasterd

    by Michael Lunney

    Maybe, because too many people are too quick to lap up their all too easy to fool people lies, helping to rip apart the fabric of our nation while helping to destroy the American dream for the middle class? Maybe...

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 4:11 p.m. CST

    Mcgootoo, then so is ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC, CNN, Bloomberg

    by MoshMasterD

    I bet you watch the show Democracy Now.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 4:16 p.m. CST

    Fox News is the Scum of the Earth

    by D o o d

    like it's not been said before!

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 4:20 p.m. CST

    d o o d

    by MoshMasterD

    May I ask why did you even care to say it?

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 4:33 p.m. CST

    FACT - 8 YEARS OF BUSH/GOP POLICIES DESTROYED THE COUNTRY

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    ....Now the teabaggers, cons and Fox cunts want to sit back and whine like hypocritical twats about how --Obama hasn't fixed everything in 3 years-- Meanwhile he's had ZERO help from obstructionist GOP congress. These GOP are scum......F O X support them blindly and thus they are scum as well.

  • Totalreality = living proof! And the word "News" should sue Fox for slander!

  • With action and not talk.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 4:54 p.m. CST

    moshmasterd

    by Michael Lunney

    The conservative predilection for creating faux equivilencies is now considered a joke--lousy try. - You also keep asking why people insult Fox News. Because they are hate- filled liars who claim to be fair ans balanced- an answer to the liberal media- whil pretending to be neither conservative or liberal. People just hate lying conservatives, and the liars at Fox News who feed the heads of empty headed, easily manipulated American citizens to vote agaibnst their self- interests. Trying to preserve Freedom and Liberty? With lies and hatred? Fuck it all. And what the fuck is Democracy Now?

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 4:56 p.m. CST

    datbenbuford

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    lol true..........I find it hilarious that someone named "Totalreality" is so far from reality its laughable. The fact that he wrote 5,990 paragraphs defending FoX news is beyond ridiculous.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 5:05 p.m. CST

    moshmasterd

    by Michael Lunney

    Something is being done- we are the 99% - or maybe you are just thr lapdog for the wealthy, who despise you.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 5:06 p.m. CST

    fat_rancor_keeper

    by Michael Lunney

    Defending Fox News - against the Muppets, makes it even more incredulous...

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 5:08 p.m. CST

    moshmasterd

    by Michael Lunney

    What type of action do you have in mind for liberals to make the country better, other than voting? Just curious, because it is great advice - you seem a slight bit more level headed than some other conservative shortpants around here...

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 5:16 p.m. CST

    Something magical has happened in this thread

    by smackfu

    I made a post talking about how batshit crazy republicans are, fully expecting at least a reply or two putting me in my place about painting an entire party with such a broad brush, but instead every republican is vomiting crazy all over the thread, and providing a clear illustration of what I'm talking about to anyone in doubt. RAWR NO-Bama is moooslim turrurist!! Liberal conspiracy to enslave us all!!!11 Black PAntherss! Unless the Hollywood liberals are using some advanced technology that makes you blurt out stupid things, the source of the 'liberal bias' against you is your own keyboard and lack of self awareness.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 5:21 p.m. CST

    Totalreality...........

    by Keith Small

    .....now you're just babbling. Give it a rest.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 5:22 p.m. CST

    Though in all honesty, I do think totalreality may be a troll

    by smackfu

    which in itself is a testament to how crazy the party is, that someone can come into a thread, say a bunch of absurd things and fool so many people into thinking he's just a regular, run of the mill republican.

  • I KNOW YOUR SICK ASS SUPORTS THIS: http://www.nambla.org/

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 5:32 p.m. CST

    mcgootoo SHALL WE SUPORT THEIR RIGHTS? http://www.nambla.org/

    by Creepythinmanlivez

    FACT!

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    creepythinmanlivez

    by Keith Small

    Kinda obsessed with NAMBLA there, aren't ya buddy? Charter member perhaps? (I know, you're a worthless troll not worth responding to, but it's fun!)

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 5:36 p.m. CST

    it's a kids movie

    by prime666

    This is why the rest of the world hates American's. let a kids movie be a kids movie and stop bitching

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 5:41 p.m. CST

    microphones

    by quentintarantado

    Did anyone notice the microphones on Miss Piggy and Kermit aren't plugged? I know the puppeteers with their hands up Piggy and Kermit's behinds have the mikes, but it's those small touches that make you believe in the character...

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    The Truth has a liberal bias...

    by Gremlin517

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 5:48 p.m. CST

    Science has a liberal bias.

    by Gremlin517

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 5:51 p.m. CST

    Capitalists, Christians, and Heterosexuals are NOT victims

    by oisin5199

    despite what the Fox Newsnarrative would have you believe. Do they really think a movie that features a crazy amount of product placement, featuring characters who are a successful franchise selling products for 40 years, owned by one of the most successful corporations ever (Disney) is somehow anti-capitalist? Even if the movie was a vicious anti-capitalist rant (which is so far away from the truth as to be crazytalk), children would be so bombarded with consumerism and capitalism in everyday life that they are in absolutely NO danger of ever escaping it or wanting to escape it. And yes, Hollywood=capitalism. The notion that Hollywood is run by liberals is a huge myth. Most of the people at the top of the studios are actually pretty damn conservative (big daddy nero, you do know that Colbert was being satirical, making fun of anti-Hollywood rhetoric, don't you? Or are you one of those idiots who doesn't get that Colbert is playing a character?) It's like saying there's a war against Christmas and Christians in this country, when it's still the standard, the majority and the cultural touchstone upon which most institutions are based, including government and judiciary. There's no danger of Christianity and its influence ever going away, to the point of nausea, but somehow they're the oppressed victims? Or that our civilization is sliding into chaos and ruin because of the "homosexual agenda" when our entire culture is based on heteronormativity and there's no danger of that ever changing any time soon. I'm so tired of the oppressed majority, those people in positions of power and privilege who whine that people don't like them.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 6 p.m. CST

    datbenbuford GOT BUTTHURT BY MY WITTY BANTER! FACT!

    by Creepythinmanlivez

    HE DIDN'T LIKE WHAT I SAID BECAUSE IT WAS TOO MUCH FOR HIS GAY LOVING ASS-FACT!

  • datbenbuford, HARRY AND KEITH OLBERMAN GO SIT ON A SANDPAPER DILDOE!

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 6:08 p.m. CST

    creepythinmanlivez

    by Keith Small

    Your Mama! Ha ha!

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 6:12 p.m. CST

    Sad.

    by Chief Joseph

    I'd expect this from that FOX News talking head. But the Muppets should be above this. Jim Henson and Frank Oz would have handled that much more graciously.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 6:13 p.m. CST

    Mcgootoo

    by MoshMasterD

    1. "Something is being done- we are the 99% - or maybe you are just thr lapdog for the wealthy, who despise you." "The 99%" marketing campaign is a dying breed, look at Oakland recently when they broke into city hall. Lapdog for the wealthy? And you libbys claim that conservatives believe it is an "Us vs. Them" scenerio!?! 2. "What type of action do you have in mind for liberals to make the country better, other than voting? Just curious, because it is great advice - you seem a slight bit more level headed than some other conservative shortpants around here..." To be absolutly honest, and you might say I am crazy, but it is just my theory that is getting more realistic, babysteps at a time. You just have to take a close look deep inside yourself to find out how deep is your hatred. There is more hate on BOTH sides since the early 1860s, and you know what happened then. I really do feel we are close to a civil war. By the way if you bring up Arizona, let me say that the shooter is more closer to a LaRoush than any of us.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 6:14 p.m. CST

    Geez Nordling have you actually watched the real Fox clip?

    by OutsideChance

    A commentator during a debate made the comment. Another commentator during the same debate gave an opposing view. It wasn't a news story. So saying Fox "reported" it is kind of like saying that ABC "reports" whatever comes out of George Will's or Donna Brazille's mouths during the "This Week" roundtable.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 6:15 p.m. CST

    Cheif Joseph

    by MoshMasterD

    Absolutely agree!!!!!! They weren't designed for politics. Except maybe Sam The Eagle, but that is parody.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 6:22 p.m. CST

    For a second let's reflect on this:

    by torontoxic

    A bunch of people are arguing about which side is pulling the strings because of what some actual puppets said. <P> Carry on.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 6:47 p.m. CST

    The problem with Fox News isn't Fox News

    by Jaster Mareel

    It's the mouth-breathing mongoloids that WATCH Fox News and think they've actually learned something. So they come on here and everywhere else and quote total and complete horseshit, thinking they're schooling us. the FACT(!!!!!!) is, that Fox News watchers are the LEAST INFORMED news consumers. This has been proven over and over and over again. And it's for one simple fucking reason: FOX NEWS LIES! For example, most Fox News viewers think Iraq attacked the United States. They also think WMDs were found in Iraq and that Saddam Hussein was best buddies with Osama Bin Laden. They didn't makes these =views= up out of thin air, they got from the FUCKING LIARS on Fox News.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 6:52 p.m. CST

    A far as oil companies....

    by Jaster Mareel

    These are the mother fuckers who POISONED THE FUCKING OCEAN! They haven't even gotten fucking FINED for the shit! Not one single person lost their job over it. 11 people DIED THOUGH! And let's not forget these cock suckers get $11BILLION DOLLARS A YEAR in fucking subsidies despite the fact they are the MOST PROFITABLE COMPANIES IN THE HISTORY OF THE FUCKING PLANET! YEAH SOB FUCKING SOB FOR THOSE SONS OF BITCHES CUZ KERMIT THE FUCKING FROG CALLED THEM OUT! Yeah but Fox News isn't the cum bucket of the fucking oil companies right? *eyeroll*

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 7:03 p.m. CST

    And now the Muppets HAVE revealed their leftist agenda!

    by FeralAngel

    I mean seriously...was that a smart move? I bet Disney's shitting bricks right now.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 7:05 p.m. CST

    Totalreality

    by hst666

    Most people aren't as proud of their ignorance and lack of intelligence. Must be all that self-esteem building we are doing. Please point to any actions that Obama has taken (or even pushed) that are left of center-right since he became president. Of course that matters nothing to you as with most of the insane rhetoric from the right, you are much more scared of what you think Obama might do, then what he has done. Further, there are many truthful facts in the comments you made, but the spin and fear-basd interpretation you give them is astounding. Also, this country is center-Left. More people identify as conservative than liberal (about 2:1), but the majority (or largest plurality) is still "moderate." I put that in quotes because if you educated yourself at all you would know that "moderates" aligns with liberals 2:1 over Conservatives. I am a real Lefty who has actually read Saul Alinsky and Noam Chomsky. Believe me I wish Obama were half as radical as you believe he is.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 7:09 p.m. CST

    @wrath of Fett

    by Jeff England

    Jousting windmills lately? I don't know where you get your facts at, but you are either severely misinformed or an outright liar. I can't tell which. I'm not going to set here and debate the quality of Fox's news. Even if they are what so many people on here say they are, you can always turn the channel. Whether you like it or not, you can't tell some one else what to watch anymore than you can tell them how to think.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 7:10 p.m. CST

    Lets see who Fox News is a cum bucket for....

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Fox News is a B L A T A N T cum bucket for.... - The OBSTRUCTIONIST / extreme right / racist Republican party that has destroyed the GOP brand indefinitely. - The Ass backward Teabaggers - Oil Companies - 1%ers & Billionaire CEOs who have sold out ALL Americans by outsourcing and who have more wealth socked away than they know what to do with. - Banks and Corporations (the so called "job-creators") who were bailed out by taxpayers. - Mentally retarded jerkoff attention whores such as Herman Cain, Sarah Palin & Michelle Bachman who are in it for the doe, the book publicity and shitty fame.

  • Uh oh..............somebody is privy to top-secret classified info and they aren't sharing with the rest of us!

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 7:14 p.m. CST

    I'm independent, and to me the only GOOD thing Obama has done

    by FeralAngel

    is to continue to use the droids (something Bush started, FWIW) on the Taliban in Afghanistan. That's why the towel-heads are willing to talk peace now. Because they've finally come to realize that at any time, at any place, an American Eagle could drop major death shit on them and fly away without a scratch. God bless America.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 7:20 p.m. CST

    ----the only GOOD thing Obama has done---

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    ----is to continue to use the droids--------- Yeah because who needed an auto industry.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 7:37 p.m. CST

    Most of you are missing the point

    by Ken Barber

    You may disagree with me about the underlying anti-capitalist message in the Muppets movie. I'm not sure how you could when the outrageous story had the man named, Tex Richman, ripping down the old theater that we all love to drill for oil in the middle of the city, but if you choose not to see it, that's your right. You may even disagree that there is an inherent bias in the media even though 98% of reporters donate to the democrats. You may also disagree about that same bias existing in our public school system. Even though 99% of teachers donate to the democrat party. NONE of that matters. What matters is that I believe it. And many others like me. I am a successful, well educated man with a large family. I'm teaching my kids that this bias exists, and now they see it. I'll not spend any more money on this crap for my children. They'll not spend any money on this crap when they have kids, and so on. One thing to remember: Conservative, Christian, Wackos have lots of kids. We'll outnumber you Liberal, Atheist Wackos, someday. And more and more of us are starting to look more closely where we spend our money. Food for thought.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 7:41 p.m. CST

    bush = intelligence don't even belong in the same sentence.

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Bush policy was capturing terrorists to gain intel? HAHAHAHAHAHAH! In 2006, Fred Barnes went on scumbag Hannity's show and stated that Bush told him ---bin Laden didn’t fit with the administration’s strategy for combating terrorism & capturing bin Laden was not a top priority use of American resources.------- Six months after 9/11, Bush even scolded those who cared about Bin Laden for not “understanding the scope of the mission” because Bin Laden was just “one person, I really just don’t spend that much time on" Yet fox news gave Obama zero credit for getting Osama and actually tried to credit Bush for it. All Bush and Cheney did was illegally detain and water board people left and right. But I suppose you are for torture as well. "Honesty" pretty much a conservative value......lol you know like torture.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 7:46 p.m. CST

    My 2 cents

    by Gault

    Conservative ideologies, while playing an integral part in creating the American myth, have been systematically destroying your country for decades. Clinging to methods that worked, miraculously, during the post-war golden years of the 1950s have done nothing but corrupt and warp your country from the inside. While most would adopt the American view of "FREEDOM, YOU FUCK UP IT'S YOUR OWN PROBLEM!!", unfortunately, these effects filter out and wreak havoc on the rest of the world. Fox News, while not solely responsible, does carry a lot of the onus for the dangerous political and social landscape that exists in modern America. It pushes, quite forcefully compared to liberal media outlets, traditional conservative bias in a manner that encourages racism, xenophobia, and ignorance. Americans thrive on competition and Fox News capitalises on this and creates an 'us-vs-them' situation in every aspect. We're right, they're wrong. I don't understand how apologists for Fox News can blatantly ignore the hate and vitriol and accept it as unbiased truth. Liberal media is much less aggressive in their reporting, which makes them much less dangerous. But also they're more even handed in their reporting. There is no evidence you can cite that shows that liberal media is anywhere near as misleading and blatantly incorrect as conservative media, such as Fox News. On a side note, I'm Australian. I love (by love, I mean hate) how many Americans, mostly conservatives, get absolutely infuriated when non-Americans chime in on political issues and debates such as this. The truth is that America has been (but will not continue to be) a super power whose decisions have far reaching effects in every corner of the globe. It'd be nice if more of you started thinking this way and began acting accordingly. I'm mainly looking at totalreality.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 7:51 p.m. CST

    totalreality

    by Michael Lunney

    is your straightjacket a small or large? My guess- small. THere is no reason to repsond to you - you are either a very lousy act, or a demented dangerous person. In either case, fuck you, asshole. I'll be back.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 8:02 p.m. CST

    Conservative, Christian, Wackos

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    I for one am glad I no longer have to worry about going to the movies and sitting next to Conservative, Christian, Wacko parents and their loud Conservative, Christian, Wacko kids. Now that these people are "starting to look more closely where they spend their money" I assume they'll spend their disposable income solely on Conservative, Christian, Wacko films which are more to their liking....... Films such as...... um....... Well you know there's tons of Conservative, Christian, Wackos films out there! As a matter of fact I'm going to go check out my Conservative, Christian, Wacko section on netflix right now just for fun!

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 8:14 p.m. CST

    totalreality

    by Michael Lunney

    You're an asshole in a nightmare land of your own creation, and no one cares about your little game of oneupsmanship. dime a dozen troll. have fun being an asshole and baiting good people who hate you.

  • you just revealed yourself to be what nothing but a game playing troll- a see-through asshole

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 8:31 p.m. CST

    doesnt matter if he's trolling

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    there are cons who think just like him

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 8:47 p.m. CST

    wow. neocon revisionist history at it's best

    by oisin5199

    Obama has been quietly far more effective in the so-called "War on Terror" in the last 3 years than Bush was in 7. Bush started two illegal wars based on faulty intelligence and HE is responsible for the lives of thousands of American soldiers who have died, as well as the countless Iraqi and Afghanistan civilians. He had NO idea where to find Bin Laden. Bush and Cheney FAILED. Whereas Obama has improved international relations, got things done with the war on terror, ended the war in Iraq, brought the troops home, improved veterans benefits, captured or killed the main AQ operatives, dismantled their organization, and all without the use of illegal torture. I love how all the war hawks with their jingoistic, dickish rhetoric utterly failed, while Obama speaks softly and carries a big stick. Neocons can't handle it that a "liberal" showed their asses to the door and showed them how it's done. So they re-write history. Typical.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 8:47 p.m. CST

    its best

    by oisin5199

  • Aren't they still looking for a replacement for Glen Beck?

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 9:08 p.m. CST

    Geezus K. Risto!

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    I've seen some Infowars/Prison Planet bullshit before on AICN but this thread just jumped to the top of the Loony List. Keep on vomiting those false equivalencies and keep on looking for precedent as an excuse for applicability! YEEEEE HAAAAAAW!!!

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 9:12 p.m. CST

    Is there someway we could warn Europe about this?

    by eveelcapitalist

    Sorry, but The Muppets sucked. And I really like me some Muppets. But the movie sucked, and not for the villain. Seriously, it was imbecilic. I'd accuse the producers of The Muppets for trying to undermine decent storytelling before accusing them of undermining the free market. It was a movie with a handful of decent jokes and that's about it. The characters, the plot the execution, the actors...travesty. I maintain the reason for the good reviews was because critics were paid off with gifts of money or sexual favors. Can anyone see Harry Knowles naked fat ass spooging across nubile Asian girls paid for by Disney? I totally can. Not that I want to. I'd have to lobotomize myself if I did.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 9:34 p.m. CST

    3 terrorist attacks on the mainland........

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    What were the 3 terrorist attacks we had in the US under Obama?

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 9:35 p.m. CST

    Eeeexcpt I'm not a "liberal"...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...unless you've been talking to Jay2517 who doesn't even know what an independent moderate/social libertarian is. Keep pimping that Left/Right paradigm though!

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 9:37 p.m. CST

    Besides, that was a great sentence...

    by Mr. Nice Gaius

    ...cunt.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 9:43 p.m. CST

    Waughhhhh!!! *sniff sniff* WAAAugh!!!!

    by gotilk

    My entertainment has been tainted by politics.... WAUGHH!!! *sob* All they did was call out the Fox bullshit, in a joking, witty way. Get over yourselves. It's not like The Muppets called out Fox in their movie. If they had, I'd almost be on your side. But they didn't. Fox is like a schoolyard bully that gets its ass kicked and cries to a teacher. Grow up, everything is political.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Obama has captured and interrogated no one

    by oisin5199

    that's because he doesn't need to. Because he knows how to obtain and actually listen to, good intelligence. Since when is killing terrorists a problem? A few years ago you neocons complained that Obama would be soft on terrorism. So now you're changing your story. here's a list of high level terrorists killed or captured by Obama (from an ABC news 9/30/11 article): "There’s Osama bin Laden, of course, killed in May. Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) leader Anwar al-Awlaki as of today. Earlier this month officials confirmed that al Qaeda’s chief of Pakistan operations, Abu Hafs al-Shahri, was killed in Waziristan, Pakistan. In August, ‘Atiyah ‘Abd al-Rahman, the deputy leader of al Qaeda was killed. In June, one of the group’s most dangerous commanders, Ilyas Kashmiri, was killed in Pakistan. In Yemen that same month, AQAP senior operatives Ammar al-Wa’ili, Abu Ali al-Harithi, and Ali Saleh Farhan were killed. In Somalia, Al-Qa’ida in East Africa (AQEA) senior leader Harun Fazul was killed. Administration officials also herald the recent U.S./Pakistani joint arrest of Younis al-Mauritani in Quetta. Going back to August 2009, Tehrik e-Taliban Pakistan leader Baitullah Mahsud was killed in Pakistan. In September of that month, Jemayah Islamiya operational planner Noordin Muhammad Top was killed in Indonesia, and AQEA planner Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan was killed in Somalia. Then in December 2009 in Pakistan, al Qaeda operational commanders Saleh al-Somali and ‘Abdallah Sa’id were killed. In February 2010, in Pakistan, Taliban deputy and military commander Abdul Ghani Beradar was captured; Haqqani network commander Muhammad Haqqani was killed; and Lashkar-e Jhangvi leader Qari Zafar was killed. In March 2010, al Qaeda operative Hussein al-Yemeni was killed in Pakistan, while senior Jemayah Islamiya operative Dulmatin - accused of being the mastermind behind the 2002 Bali bombings – was killed during a raid in Indonesia. In April 2010, al Qaeda in Iraq leaders Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-Baghdadi were killed. In May, al Qaeda’s number three commander, Sheik Saeed al-Masri was killed. In June 2010 in Pakistan, al Qaeda commander Hamza al-Jawfi was killed. Remember when Rudy Giuliani warned that electing Barack Obama would mean that the U.S. played defense, not offense, against the terrorists? If this is defense, what does offense look like?" Obama kicked your ass with the war on terror and you whiny neocons can't handle it. He's destroyed Al Quaeda's operation. All Bush could do was strengthen it by invading Iraq.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 9:51 p.m. CST

    How many terrorist attacks on the US under Bush? How many under Obama?

    by Jaster Mareel

    Especially when you consider the outgoing CLINTON ADMINISTRATION BEGGED And pleaded with Bush to watch Bin Laden. Then the Presidential PDB titled "Bin Laden Determined to attack the US" and went on to say he would smash airplanes into skyscrapers. Hmmmm, what skyscraper had Bin Laden attacked before? OH YEAH! The fucking WTC! So Bush upped security there right? He upped security at the airports right? No? Hmmmmm.... Says it all, doesn't it?

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 9:51 p.m. CST

    I LIKE THE MUPPETS LESS NOW

    by Cimarrian77

    WHY DO THE HIPPIE DOUCHE BAGS WHO CONTROL THE PUPPETS THINK I CARE WHAT THEIR OPINIONS ARE. PLUS IF MORE KIDS WATCHED FOX NEWS THE WORLD WOULD B A BETTER PLACE. THIS IS A FACT.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 9:52 p.m. CST

    HIPPIES SUCK IN EVERY GALAXY

    by Cimarrian77

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 9:57 p.m. CST

    totalreality

    by smackfu

    I think you missed a few memos. If we don't let the middle eastern countries destabilize into caliphates, we won't have a reasonable excuse to invade them, take their oil, and keep the military industrial machine rolling. You can't drive military enlistment unless people think they're fighting for something important. If we don't start manufacturing a dire crisis soon, enlistment will dwindle. If we do this right, and with a little luck, this manufactured 'arab spring' could eventually lead to full scale war with the middle east.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 9:58 p.m. CST

    Ask yourself why a news channel devotes so much time attacking felt

    by Jaster Mareel

    But they AREN'T pushing an ideology? Think about that for a minute. No, seriously.

  • Go find a cave to hide in so you won't have to suffer through worrying about what everyone's ideology is. Seriously, most of Hollywood IS liberal, you've got that right. You know why? Because the arts of part of the HUMANITIES, which means you CARE ABOUT HUMANITY! Same with journalism. Sure some psycho fucktards slip through, that's how Fiox News exists. But for the most part, people become journalists to help their fellow man. But then again, I wouldn't really call what happens on Fox News journalism. I remember when that Gekkard ghuy always got tyhe first question at press briefings in the Bush white house and it turned out to be a male prostitute =friend= of a senior white house staffer. And of course there was the exposure of the Bush white house paying journalists to print pro-Bush articles. Yeah, but that's not fascism or anything. *eyeroll*

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 10:26 p.m. CST

    All comments from smackfu are to be immediately dismissed --

    by MooseMalloy

    -- He's Canadian, and all Canadians are sociopaths. Also, he openly defends child porn. Also someone that writes such long answers in a talkback section should be regarded as a potential serial killer.

  • Jan. 30, 2012, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Fox just wants to drink our milkshakes.

    by Yelsaeb

    ALL of our milkshakes.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 1:09 a.m. CST

    even the liberal in this report is fucking retarded

    by jsfithaca

    honestly its the muppets. theres no political agenda, its not like kids come out of the theater crying socialism. they are just entertained by a guy going oil oil oil oil. its funny not a political message. this is like saying pursuit of happiness is republicans brainwashing kids by saying you don't need entitlements to get rich, and wall street is amazing cuz they gave will smith a job. i could argue that better then the muppets being a liberal bias but i wont cuz im not retarted and know it was just a sentimental movie for the sake of being sentimental. and not to say hollywood doesn't have a liberal bias, because it does, but the muppets aren't trying to brainwash kids.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 1:29 a.m. CST

    those aren't attacks on American soil, dumbass

    by oisin5199

    two were half-ass attempts that were easily foiled and the other was a crazed individual. So only one of those actually were "carried out."

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 1:30 a.m. CST

    Muppet news

    by oisin5199

    And this whole thing is ridiculous. If the Muppets are anti-capitalist brainwashing then so is EVERY movie where the bad guy is a corporate douche. Starting with It's a Wonderful Life. Having said that, I do wish they had just stuck with Kermit's comments which were funny. Kinda wish Miss Piggy hadn't butted in.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 2:18 a.m. CST

    yet you have things like Glee on Fox

    by chien_sale

    so Murdoch is not that right wing when it comes down to it

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 2:54 a.m. CST

    There Will Be Blood made me want to be an oilman!

    by Onin Solstice

    I've love to be Plainview. That man was a force!

  • How can someone that calls himself a conservative, a republican, and is equipped with a fully functional brain to AT LEAST understand what he stands for, watch Fox News? It's not their political bias or anything, it's just that it's the lowest denominator in news broadcast. It is made for idiots, for stupid red state-ish gun holding rednecks.

  • ....all the while charging us upwards of $4.50-$5.00/gallon, at points, based on speculators that work for THEIR industry telling us that there is some sort of 'crisis' in the oil market. All of this carried out during times of recession and huge unemployment. HMMMMM.....now why would anyone villainize that? I don't care what your politics are. EVERYONE should be offended that we have a media that would defend and perpetuate such nonsense. That is the real issue at hand.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:30 a.m. CST

    I'm a....I'm a gonna see the new Muppets movie, now

    by GimpInMyPants

    Kermit and company just brought down the BUUUUUUUUUUUURN!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 5:30 a.m. CST

    Why are so many Republican politicians sex offenders?

    by Dennis_Moore

    http://www.republicansexoffenders.com/

  • ...I'm not the least bit surprised that you assholes are arguing over it....keep it up, douchebags. You all entertain me.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:57 a.m. CST

    cash907

    by lprothro

    Has your state offered a cheaper, state-sanctioned alternative form or car insurance or taken legislative steps to discourage price-gouging by auto insurance companies? If not than your analogy isn't a very good one.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:16 a.m. CST

    "work hard and youll be rich" and other lies to tell the kids

    by Miyamoto_Musashi

    Being born in a rich country Having wealthy and well connected parents Luck All much more important to being rich than hard work America has low social mobility compared to other developed nations but its citizens more than any other believe in social mobility, work hard and you can make it. Where in reality its the citizens of the Scandanavian nations who are much more likely to live the American dream with high social mobility. Its reasonable to be critical of Fox News because they perpetuate the myth of social mobility in America, amongst others.

  • And they come back home missing limbs with the stuffing ripped out of them and have to live on the street, because Tex Richman's politician friends don't want to have to pay taxes to take care of them.

  • Because, Jim Henson was a hippie, you MORON! Have you ever seen any footage of Henson? Guaran-freaking-tee he used to light up a joint before he started playing with puppets.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:17 a.m. CST

    The Presidential PDB declassified for all to see...FUCKTARD!

    by Jaster Mareel

    Here are the key lines: =Clandestine, foreIgn government, and media reports indicate Bin Ladin since 1997' has wanted to conduct terrorist attacks in the US. Bin Ladin implied in US televisioni nterviews in 1997 and 1998 that his followers would follow the example of World Trade Center bomber Ramzi Youse! and "bring the fighting to America."= =FBI information since that time indicates patterns of suspicious activity in this country consistent with preparations for hijackings or other types of attacks, including recent surveillance of federal buildings in New York.= There's plenty more so go read it yourself you friggen' jagoff: http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB116/pdb8-6-2001.pdf eah but Bush and company had NO FRIGGEN' CLUE Bin Laden was going to attack!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 9:28 a.m. CST

    Wrath_of_fett, Bush and Cheney let Bin Laden attack us

    by Joe Plumber

    Cheney said that it would take a Pearl Harbor like incident to get the country behind a war on Iraq. Haliburton, Cheney's company, and the Bush family's oil interests were two of the biggest beneficiaries of the Iraq War. It's not rocket science. Pretty blatant actually.

  • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Ghraib_torture_and_prisoner_abuse Never forget.

  • Is it too much to ask that we not murder 100,000 Iraqis because some Texas dipshit who's afraid of horses can prove to his dady that he's no longer a drunk-driving AWOL C student?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 10:47 a.m. CST

    jackbauerpowerhour

    by fat_rancor_keeper

    Your man-cunt is infested with warts. Go get that tended to pronto.

  • They are a bunch of dicks who are price gouging the consumers while they are raking in huge profits. And it has nothing to do with capitalism and supply and demand. It has to do with speculators gambling on Wall St. I know why Fox and the Republicans defend the oil industry. Because they are bought and sold by it. But, that doesn't explain why someone who considers themselves a conservative would come on this message and have a knee-jerk reaction to defend them. Believe me, they don't need your help. They are doing just fine. And they're fucking you just like they are me and everyone else who buys gas.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 11 a.m. CST

    Also, oil companies are not American, but multinationals

    by Joe Plumber

    so don't think you are being all patriotic when you defend them.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 12:14 p.m. CST

    Uhhh... that was a shot against "Fox Haters", not Fox, ROFLMAO

    by blhotz

    Ms. Piggey said it herself. Geez, can this many people really lack "critcal thinking" ?! <br><br> Sure she was telling Fox to lighten up about their show but, OMG, she explicitely said she was not serious about Fox News (ie taking a shot/mocking @ the haters).

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 1:13 p.m. CST

    Keep telling yourself that bhotz.

    by Jaster Mareel

  • I really don't understand why liberals can be so linguini-spined. The movie was anti-capitalist/big buisnessman, big oilman. It's not even debatable. Just own up to it and say it's a good thing. Don't try to pretend it doesn't exist. Also, as far as the crybabies who bitch about Fox because they have a conservative and 2 moderates on during Primetime, well, POOR YOU!!! Conservatives make up over 40% of this country, yet there aren't any hosting shows or hardly as guests on ABC, NBC, PBS, CBS, MSNBC, CNN, CNN Headline News, Comedy Central, the Late Night Shows, etc, etc, etc, yet there is just ONE channel that features conservatives prominently, and you get your panties in a bunch. Well, guess what, liberals only make up about 20% to 25% of us and yet you get about 90% of the news anchors, reporters, comedians, universities, newspapers, etc, etc, etc, representing your point of view. Tell me why that's fair?

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 3:23 p.m. CST

    THE MUPPETS = Best movie of 2011.

    by frank

    The dude wanted to tear down the Muppets Theater (in the middle of LA or wherever) to drill for oil. That is a hilarious concept.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 3:50 p.m. CST

    coughlins laws, yeah, those 90% liberal news media

    by Joe Plumber

    always spreading their anti-capitalist pro-communist agenda everywhere. What dystopic fantasy world do you live in, moron? The problem intelligent people have with Fox news isn't the point of views, its the lies and misinformation. There is one liberal news show: it's called Democracy Now. That is the only thing that even comes close to being the liberal equivalent of Fox News.

  • LMMFAO! And why do you care so much if someone criticizes Fox news. (Maybe because deep down inside you know it's a sham.) I never see any liberal defending MSNBC the way the mindless right defends their propagandists. Not even on the HuffPost message boards.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 4:27 p.m. CST

    dahveed, only the real conservatives

    by Joe Plumber

    William F. Buckley is turning in his grave at the likes of Fox News, Rush and Beck.

  • Even when I disagree with him (most of the time), I feel like i have a better understanding of the other side's case. I blame the Dixiecrats.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:35 p.m. CST

    lisab

    by MoshMasterD

    Uh nope, Jim would've not dignify with a response under any character as well as himself.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 6:38 p.m. CST

    Well, it's official, AICN is now merging with DemocratUnderground.com

    by MoshMasterD

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 7:55 p.m. CST

    So, let me get this straight (two things):

    by Last_of_the_Emurites

    ONE: AICN is now a political forum to decry one-sided temptations to further their political vantage point while alienating a certain chunk of their fan base? and TWO: You are going to support a fictional character's political viewpoints, and your own, toward the oil industry and their moguls by showcasing ANOTHER fictional character's dark tendencies and evil-minded greed and business propaganda? Great way to use facts to support YOUR views.

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:19 p.m. CST

    America: Love it or GET THE FUCK OUT!

    by Jaster Mareel

    If you don't like the facha 90% of entertainment in America is liberal (read: SANE!)... THEN GET THE FUCK OUT! Don't like it? I don't give a fuck! Hop a boat you mealey-mouthed little halfwit! GO AND DON'T LOOK BACK! And whatever aryan bastian you find full of backstabbers and thieves that are so fucking relieved the government isn't there to defend them can be your reprieve from the utter insanity of checking your food for poison and making sure your kids are only retarded because you are and not from eating lead paint chips. I don't know how you're goin g to write any laws though since you're all such fucking hypocrits and are constantly changing what you say you believe in. Other than NO TAXES of course. Have fun runni9ng your little shithole island with no taxes, no teachers and no police fuckwad!

  • Jan. 31, 2012, 8:52 p.m. CST

    wrath of fett

    by Last_of_the_Emurites

    Which America are we talking about here? We aren't allowed to dislike some of the entertainment that is coming out of Hollywood? And if we don't, we have to "get the fuck out?" What kind of communist country do you think we live in that if we don't conform to the "societal norm" that we have to "get the fuck out?" We have our right to dislike and/or like a piece of entertainment, and we have a right to voice our opinion. What makes what you said hard to take is that you say it with such disdain for factual information, sources, relevance to the discussion at hand, and an ability to format a somewhat coherent sentence. Good job in assisting your liberal brethren in their continuing support of being "mostly-douchey."

  • Feb. 1, 2012, 2:19 a.m. CST

    I just read that Fox is kicking ass in the ratings AGAIN

    by FeralAngel

    For like the tenth year in a row, while CNN, MSNBC and the networks squabble over crumbs. And THAT'S where the hatred really comes from, I suspect. The left just can't understand why Fox is so successful, or why Air America crashed and burned while Rush is still flying high. I think there are certain core values, what some might call traditional values, that still mean something to the majority of Americans, and that the left is constantly injuring itself every time it makes those core values the target of its disdain. I'm so glad I'm a political independent. I believe that abortion, as repugnant as it is, still has to be a woman's choice. I wouldn't call it the lesser of two evils - a human being IS destroyed in an abortion, you're a fool if you think otherwise - but forcing a woman to carry a baby to term is pretty damn repugnant too, so it's best IMO to let her decide, unhappy as that decision always is. But I have other beliefs that some would call right-of-center. I vote for the candidate's platform and take note of his/her past performance (something I think too few Americans did when voting for Obama), and I do consider the way a candidate handles personal relationships an important yardstick of a candidate's character (which is why I'd never vote for Gingrich for President, although I think in some ways he's a very bright guy). Anyhoo that's my definition of being politically "independent", in case anyone's interested. And I couldn't care less what those has-been sock puppets have to say about anything. Every time I hear that frog flap his mouth he gets on my nerves and I want to stick a foot up his ass (which is what you're supposed to do with a sock in the first place. Socks should be worn, not heard).