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Jon Stewart: Let's Do a $10 Billion Kickstarter to Buy CNN

If Rupert Murdoch Can't Have It, Maybe We Can?

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The news that CNN might go up for sale if Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox succeeds in buying Time Warner has had Jon Stewart wondering about potential buyers -- and he decided we should just buy it. On last night's "Daily Show," he kicked off a (faux) $10 billion Kickstarter campaign, complete with its own Kickstarter-lookalike page at LetsBuyCNN.com. The supporter rewards include the chance to "Take molly with Fareed Zakaria" ($25,000), two weeks of blanket, round-the-clock CNN coverage of your "hunt for your lost car keys" ($5 million), and even the opportunity to "Host a CNN anchor Hunger Games fight to the death."

Simon Dumenco is the "Media Guy" columnist for Advertising Age. You can follow him on Twitter @simondumenco.

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