Last night on ‘The Daily Show,’ Jon Stewart turned his attention to the news that Rupert Murdoch is reportedly looking to purchase Time Warner for $80 billion. Murdoch rarely takes no for an answer once he has his eyes set on an acquisition, leading Stewart to remark: “He’s like the date-rapist of media barons …with all due respect.”
Murdoch owns Fox, which means that should he acquire Time Warner, CNN would be divested. “It wouldn’t come cheap, though, with analysts saying the network would be worth about $10 billion on the open market,” Stewart said. “It’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.”
In the clip below, Stewart launches into the rewards for different levels of commitment. Stewart adds at the end that he hopes this campaign is more successful than his Wolf Blitzer Kickstopper.