Guy Smiley to replace Peter Jennings

Now that Disney owns not only ABC but The Muppets too, it seems only common sense for them to leverage their properties . News as entertainment is already the focus of the business, so why not take that to the next level? In addition to anchorman Guy Smiley, Dr. Bunsen Honeydew could be the science correspondent, Janice could be the entertainment person. Statler and Waldorf could do commentary, and Fozzie Bear might do human interest stories. Miss Piggy is a clear choice for the fashion beat, and Sam the Eagle could be political correspondent.

They’re puppets? They don’t know anything? Their opinions are scripted by handlers and advertisers? Would that really be any worse than the current TV news?