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Jon Stewart's Ridiculous $10B Plan To Buy CNN

Jon Stewart's Ridiculous $10B Plan To Buy CNN

He's long been a thorn in CNN's side - criticizing and critiquing just about everything from the 24-hour news network. (Via Getty Images)

From Comedy Central / "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart": "They realized, 'Oh s***, we still have 23 hours and 59 minutes left to fill.'"

Now it looks like Jon Stewart is trying to be an even bigger pain.

It all stems from Rupert Murdoch's recent bid to buy Time Warner. The Huffington Post explains how if he were to be successful, under U.S. law, he'd likely have to sell Time Warner subsidiary CNN because he already owns Fox News.

Outlets, such as Business Insider, Bloomberg, and other analysts have put the value of CNN on the market at about $8 billion to $10 billion. Cue Jon Stewart.

From Comedy Central / "The Daily Show With Jon Stewart": "That's a lot of money for anyone but not a lot of money for everyone. Which is why tonight we're starting our Kickstarter campaign to buy CNN!" ​

Yeah, we're guessing Stewart is just joking around as usual.

Especially since the Web page, LetsBuyCNN.com, set up asks for a $25,000 donation to take molly with Fareed Zakaria and a $1 billion donation in exchange for a CNN anchor "Hunger Games" fight to the death, along with a few other options.

But, despite it looking like a Kickstarter page, Stewart's page isn't actually featured on the Kickstarter website. It's just a look-a-like.

And you can't actually click any of the donation boxes, so you'll have to take your billions of dollars elsewhere.

Still, it appears some media outlets are taking Stewart's side, if he were serious, that is.

Gawker writes, "​The only question: in a hypothetical universe where this Kickstarter is real, would a Daily Show-run CNN be more or less of a joke than a CNN-run CNN?"

The 24-hour news channel has been criticized in the past for its coverage of major stories such as the Malaysia Airlines plane disappearance, the Steubenville rape case and the Boston bombing suspects search, among other things. (Via BuzzFeed, The Daily Caller, Yahoo)

Still, we're kind of hoping Stewart's plan doesn't take off, because if it does, who will he make fun of all the time?

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mgt0331 July 24 2014 at 8:37 AM

John Stewart looks like a more masculine Rachel Madcow from MSNBC. Right?

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Tom Harrell mgt0331 July 24 2014 at 10:21 AM

Is That how you lilke yours ? ? ?

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salmagundi111 Tom Harrell July 24 2014 at 12:16 PM

Is THAT how yo7u like yours, Tom?

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fUK U Tom Harrell July 24 2014 at 12:27 PM

he likes you, Bend over and give him a $20. when he's done

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mgt0331 mgt0331 July 24 2014 at 12:20 PM

Not at all. I like them like your Mom. Except she needs to shave a bit.

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fUK U mgt0331 July 24 2014 at 12:29 PM

lol I told him " he likes you, Bend over and give him a $20. when he's done "
faggot always sound tuff online Fuk him !

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gjohn411 mgt0331 July 24 2014 at 3:51 PM

Feel better now? Ya know, be-littling other people to bolster your own ego is a complete sign of insecurity. Just saying......

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coopdabomb July 24 2014 at 11:57 AM

Jon Stewart is one of the biggest asswipes on TV

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pillerstone July 24 2014 at 10:52 AM

people watch Jon stewart for laughs and watch FOX news for news.

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Randy July 24 2014 at 9:13 AM

Well, for one of the few times in the past 20 years I've been an AOL user this is one time they've used an appropriate head line for an article describing one of their favorite far left lunatics - "Crazy" and "Ridiculous" both apply - even without his dementia (aka; liberal joke) of wanting to buy CNN.

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saxon74a July 24 2014 at 10:57 AM

Let CNN go away, it is no longer serving a purpose.

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notapclib saxon74a July 24 2014 at 12:24 PM

Did it ever? It was started for Terrible Ted Turner to espouse his far left dementia... and has only gotten worse since its debut.

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lov2elkhnt July 24 2014 at 12:31 PM

Jon, you'd be better off to buy mad magazine, it's a better fit for a numbskull like you.

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clwgeorgetownlaw lov2elkhnt July 24 2014 at 3:17 PM

Wow -- I don't think that the word "numbskull" has been used since the Three Stooges clips. They were about your style weren't they?

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elfanra38 July 24 2014 at 10:58 AM

Well there will be no difference. Just another Obama Bootlicker owning a liberal propaganda media station. Stewart is a liberal Nazi brown shirt.

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Mr. Phelps July 24 2014 at 7:25 AM

The Daily Show gives more unbiased news than the major networks in its less than 30 minute spot. It points out the absurdity of the talking heads. Imagine Stewart with CNN and Colbert at CBS. it would kill off the other news spots, as younger people flock to them. I may sound ridiculous, but it scare the crap out of the other channels.

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vpqueen July 24 2014 at 8:15 AM

Well, "crazy" about sums up Stewart.

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nolanpamela vpqueen July 24 2014 at 11:03 AM

Your lack of irony is breathtaking.

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coopdabomb nolanpamela July 24 2014 at 12:01 PM

And your lack of brain power is amazing

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pillerstone July 24 2014 at 10:34 AM

it took a lot of cow manure to make Rachel Madcow

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coopdabomb pillerstone July 24 2014 at 12:02 PM

The only boy/girl on the news. What a waste of human flesh...

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accordmee pillerstone July 24 2014 at 12:52 PM

Smells like it took a lot of **** to make you.

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