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Jon Stewart Launches Fake Kickstarter to Buy CNN

Peter Z. Scheer
Managing Editor
Peter Scheer grew up in the newspaper business, spending family vacations with his mother at newspaper editors' conferences, enjoying daycare in editorial departments and begrudgingly reviewing his father's…
Peter Z. Scheer

With analysts estimating that the news network, often the butt of “Daily Show” jokes, could be worth $10 billion, Jon Stewart has launched a parody campaign to crowdsource the funds.

On the farcical Web page, pledgers are offered various prizes for their contributions. For $25,000, for example, you can “take molly with Fareed Zakaria.” For $1 billion, you can “host a CNN anchor Hunger Games fight to the death.”

— Posted by Peter Z. Scheer

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