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.

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Chris E. Hayner is equal parts nerd, crazy person and coffee. He watches too much TV, knows more about pro wrestling than you do and remembers every single show from the TGIF lineup. You may have seen him as a pro-shark protester in "Sharknado 3." His eventual memoir will be called "You're Wrong, Here's Why..." TV words to live by: "I'm a firm believer that sometimes it's right to do the wrong thing."