Jon’s Kickstarter Campaign To Buy CNN

We are well on our way to a world in which all major media are owned by one or two giant corporations, with obvious negative repercussions for diversity of viewpoint. Jon Stewart is listening. On Tuesday, “The Daily Show” host announced the launch of a $10 billion Kickstarter campaign to buy CNN. Stewart got on the CNN kick after talking about Rupert Murdoch‘s overtures to buy CNN parent company Time Warner. Analysts say that, if successful, Murdoch would have to sell off CNN in order to avoid regulatory problems. Stewart urged viewers to go to to contribute. The site mimics a Kickstarter page, though without allowing users to actually contribute money toward the goal. “CNN, America’s first 24-hour cable news network, has been terrible for many, many years. Does it have to be that way? Who knows, maybe it does. So let’s find out for ourselves!” reads the site. The actual does not feature Stewart’s CNN campaign.

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