Shalom Life | July 01, 2014

Jon Stewart Launches $10 Billion Kickstarter Page to Buy CNN

‘The Daily Show’ host isn’t sure what he’ll do with the network once it’s purchased.

By: Ashley Baylen

Published: July 23rd, 2014 in Culture » Society » News

Earlier this week, Rupert Murdoch announced intentions to purchase Time Warner. Analysts have determined that if the buyout is successful, Murdoch will have to sell off CNN (owned by Time Warner) because it’s in direct competition with his Fox News network. CNN is estimated to be worth approx. $10 billion which got ‘The Daily Show’ host Jon Stewart thinking… what if the people could buy the popular American news network.

On his late night show Tuesday evening, Stewart announced the launch of a $10 billion Kickstarter campaign to acquire CNN, encouraging viewers to visit LetsbuysCNN.com for more information.

The website loads a fake Kickstarter account, which doesn’t actually allow visitors to make a contribution.

“CNN, America’s first 24-hour cable news network, 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!,” the site reads.

If you visit Kickstarter.com, Stewart’s CNN campaign does not actually exist.

What do you think of Stewart’s idea to buy CNN? If it were a real Kickstarter campaign, would you donate? Sound off below.

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