Jon Stewart announces $10 billion parody Kickstarter to buy CNN
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Jon Stewart has a long, playful, and antagonistic history with CNN, but his relationship with the 24-hour news channel could change dramatically if Stewart’s latest plan pans out: raising $10 billion to buy the network. Stewart isn’t actually trying to buy CNN “Keep in mind,” he says, “we need ten–billion dollars” but he did announce a fake Kickstarter campaign to do so on his show last night, even launching a website in support of it. Stewart’s campaign would offer some pretty great rewards too, including the chance to make a talking head appearance in a 21 box, a 6 box, or a 2 box. Fans of Fareed Zakaria and party drugs will also be interested.
Stewart’s parody campaign comes in response to Rupert Murdoch and 21st Century Fox’s…