Jon Stewart Launches Mock Kickstarter to Buy CNN


With the news that media mogul Rupert Murdock is interested in buying Time Warner for $ 80 billion, Jon Stewart and “The Daily Show” were able to poke a little fun, which is what they do best.

If Murdoch is able to make a deal happen, CNN, a Time Warner outlet, and FOX News would be owned by the same company. As part of the purchase, Murdoch indicated that it would would sell off CNN to avoid potential antitrust issues with its own news network. That means CNN would be sold off for the estimated cost of $ 10 billion.

In response, Stewart announced a fake Kickstarter campaign so the people can purchase it, and has even launched a website in support of it. While the whole thing is a joke, there are some pretty creative rewards for those willing to throw their money in. For the low price of $ 25,000, you can take Ecstasy with Fareed Zakaria. If your pockets run a bit deeper, $ 1 billion will allow you to host a “Hunger Games”-style fight to the death of CNN anchors. The inspiring incentives include:

$ 10 – You In a CNN 21 Box

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$ 10,000 – You in a CNN 6 Box

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$ 15,000 – You in a Carol Costello 2 Box with 5 Minutes of Freestyling

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$ 25,000 – Take Molly with Fareed Zakaria

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$ 5 Million – 24 Hour Two Week Hunt for Your Lost Car Keys

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$ 1 Billion – Host a CNN Anchor Hunger Games Fight to the Death

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$ 10 Billion – Martin Savidge Couch Simulator

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Check out the segment below, and visit the campaign website here.

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