In a staged press conference following the debut of their new film, two of puppeteer Jim Henson's most famous characters, Miss Piggy and Kermit the Frog, took questions from reporters about recent criticism lodged by commentators on the conservative Fox News Channel.

"It's a funny thing, they were concerned about us having some prejudice against oil companies, and I can tell you that's categorically not true," Kermit explained. "And besides, if we have problems with oil companies, why would we have spent the entire film driving around a gas-guzzling Rolls-Royce?"

Miss Piggy added: "It's almost as laughable as accusing Fox News of being, uh, you know, being news."

"Boy, that's going to be all over the Internet," Kermit sighed.

"Yeah, if they take what I say seriously, they've got a real big problem," she replied.

In addition to suggesting that "The Muppets" are trying to brainwash children, the Fox News Channel's Republican opinion host Sean Hannity in recent months attacked the PBS children's show "Sesame Street" for allegedly attempting to coddle children into an authoritarian dictatorship that comes to power after the destruction of the American family.

A Fox News panel also recently took issue with "Lily," a new character on "Sesame Street" who's impoverished and hungry, calling her addition "liberal bull" even though one in five American children live in poverty.

This video was published to YouTube on Jan. 28, 2012.