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JON STEWART LOOKING TO RAISE $10 BILLION TO BUY CNN

July 23, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Jon Stewart wants to get in on the merger mania — for laughs. With reports in the media indicating that Rupert Murdoch will sell CNN and keep Fox News if his plan to buy Time Warner succeeds, Stewart has playfully launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise $10 billion to buy CNN. Only it’s not on Kickstarter.com. It’s on letsbuycnn.com, a site that looks remarkably like a Kickstarter page. It’s headlined, "If Rupert Murdoch buys Time Warner, CNN will be for sale! So let’s buy it and and … do something with it. We’re not sure what yet." Stewart notes that CNN "has been terrible for many, many years. Does it have to be that way? Who knows, maybe it does. So let’s find out for ourselves." As of today (Wednesday) the site had found 0 backers and 0 dollars pledged.