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.
Should Murdoch actually be able to make a deal happen, CNN, a Time Warner outlet, and FOX News would be owned by the same company, which wouldn’t make a lot of sense. That means CNN would be sold off for the estimated cost of $10 billion. Stewart likes the sound of that and is launching a Kickstarter so the people can purchase it.
While the whole thing is a joke, rather than an actual Kickstarter, there are some pretty creative rewards for those willing to throw their money in. For the low price of $25,000, you can take Molly 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 Daily Show” has launched a site for the Kickstarter, but don’t get too excited. You can’t actually give Stewart your money.