Business anchor asks: "Are 'The Muppets' brainwashing our kids?"

Jason Segel in "The Muppets."
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(CBS) Are the Muppets trying to brainwash our kids against capitalism? That's one of the questions asked during a segment this week on The Fox Business Channel, and it's causing a bit of a stir online.

Anchor Eric Bolling played a clip from Disney's new film, "The Muppets," which features a rich oil baron named Tex Richman playing the villain.

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"What's actually going on here?" Bolling asked commentator Dan Gainor of the Media Research Center. "Is liberal Hollywood using class warfare to brainwash our kids?"

"Yes, absolutely, and they've been doing it for decades," replied Gainor. "Hollywood, the Left, the media, they hate the oil industry. They hate corporate America."

Gainor later added, "It's amazing how far the left will go just to stoop, to manipulate your kids, to convince them, to give [them] an anti-corporate message."

Tell us: What do you think about the segment?


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