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You can't donate to Jon Stewart's CNN Kickstarter, but you can laugh at it

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Bad news, everybody: Jon Stewart isn’t actually launching a Kickstarter campaign to buy CNN, despite what last night’s Daily Show might have you thinking.

The joke drive came up during a segment about Rupert Murdoch’s recent bid to purchase Time Warner. If the deal had actually happened—or if it does happen eventually—Time Warner would be forced to sell off its subsidiary CNN, since the news net’s work conflicts with that of News Corp’s own Fox News. (Though fans of both CNN and Fox would probably balk at the comparison.)

But who would buy CNN in this hypothetical situation? That’s where you come in. READ FULL STORY

'Fox & Friends First' misspells 'Spelling Bee' with on-air graphic -- VIDEO

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Sometimes, jokes just write themselves. And in the case of Fox & Friends First, the early morning Fox News channel program, we mean literally.

While reporting on a recent spelling bee competition, the Fox & Friends First graphic called the event a “Spelling Be”. You have got to be kidding me, right? The irony of the error will make you smile this Monday morning, in addition to the fact that the winning word was “definition”. Watch the clip below: READ FULL STORY

Fox Business is not amused by 'Lego Movie' villain Lord Business -- VIDEO

The first thing you should know about The Lego Movie: Yes, it really is that good.

The second thing you should know about The Lego Movie: Like several recent-ish family films, including but not limited to The LoraxThe Muppets, and Wall-e, it’s got an anti-conformist, anti-corporate message that’s a little hard to swallow once you consider all its tie-in merchandise. (The Lego toys, however, aren’t quite as gross as those awful Lorax car commercials.)

And as a result, Fox Business is mad. Not because of the hypocrisy inherent in the movie’s premise, but because it’s teaching kids that ginormous conglomerates are bad. Oh, and also, because main antagonist Lord Business “looks a little bit like Mitt Romney.”
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Mitt Romney accepts apology from MSNBC host who joked about his black grandson -- VIDEO

January’s first few weeks are the perfect time to let go of past slights and look forward to a bright new beginning. See, for example, former presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who said on the latest edition of Fox News Sunday that he had accepted an apology from Melissa Harris-Perry — the MSNBC host who poked fun at Romney’s adopted grandchild Kieran, who happens to be black.

Harris-Perry, who hosts an eponymous weekend news and opinion show on the liberal-leaning network, made the off-color joke last year — that is, a little over a week ago, on Dec. 29. During a segment titled “What’s So Funny About 2013,” Harris-Perry featured the Romney family’s Christmas card — which pictures the clan’s patriarch holding both Kieran and another grandchild.

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Giddy child hacks Fox News website? Yeah, not so much

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To be fair, we don’t really know who’s to blame for the fake zombie news banner and delirious featured story (headline: “WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!”; subhead: “STUFF YO”) that appeared suddenly on Fox News’ website just moments ago — though the cable channel itself blames “an internal production problem.” [Oh, wait — actually, we do! Scroll down to see an official statement from Fox News.]
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Everything the Fox News Deck looks like

Have you heard of touchscreens? Fox News sure has. The network has introduced a new “news deck,” which is kind of like a “news desk” except not for pansies. The news deck is filled with devices called B.A.T.S., which is an acronym for “Big Area Touch Screens” and also an embedded reference to the fact that the news deck looks a lot like the Bat-Cave, if the Bat-Cave is where Dilbert worked.

Shepard Smith filmed a whole introduction to the new Fox News news deck for news. Watch it please: READ FULL STORY

Elisabeth Hasselbeck gets a surprise visitor for her first day on 'Fox & Friends'

You can take Elisabeth Hasselbeck off The View, but you can’t take The View women away from Elisabeth.

Hasselbeck made her debut as the new co-host of Fox & Friends this morning, and — after getting some (not gluten-free) cake to welcome her, the newbie got a special guest: View co-host and friend Sherri Shepherd dropped by the set to congratulate her friend on the new job. Hard-hitting!

“You guys don’t know what you’re getting over here,” Shepherd enthused after presenting Hasselbeck with gifts. “Trouble!” Hasselbeck finished with a laugh. Shepherd shared her tips on how to keep Hasselbeck happy, while, for her part, Hasselbeck sat back and happily stroked the couch. She was home.

Check out a clip from Hasselbeck’s first show below:
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'SNL': All this week's 'Fox & Friends' corrections

Once again, Saturday Night Live opened with a sketch that poked fun at Fox News’s Fox & Friends — and ended with a fast-moving scroll that listed a few things the show’s fact-checkers wanted to set straight before going to break. As always, the corrections were topical (“Jason Collins was not turned gay by a Washington Wizard”), totally random (“New York exists outside the mind of Billy Joel”), and everything in between.

Here’s the full list:

Kentucky Derby losers are not turned into Ikea meatballs.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev did not accidentally blow up vowels in his own name.

The chupacabra does not deliver presents on Cinco De Mayo.

President Obama does not want to take away T-shirt guns.

Most women have only two breasts.

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White House Correspondents' Dinner: President Obama on NBC, 'The Bible,' and Taylor Swift. Plus: Conan O'Brien's best jokes

C-Span insistently stamped the hashtag “NerdProm” on their coverage of this year’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner, but the annual political roast looked more like Washington’s answer to the Golden Globes. By which I mean, there were several pointed jokes and untold gallons of booze. Conan O’Brien was the official comedy diplomat of the night — a return trip for the late-night host, who slung jokes in President Clinton’s direction back in 1995. But O’Brien was overshadowed by his opener: President Barack Obama, who took the opportunity to make several jabs at NBC, CNN, and even Taylor Swift. Read on for the best zingers by the former Tonight Show host and the Commander-in-Chief of these United States. READ FULL STORY

Jim Carrey's passionate gun control op-ed trades fart talk for earnestness

Here’s that sequel to Ace Ventura: Unlikely Gun Control Advocate we’ve all been waiting for!

Jim Carrey made waves last Monday with a Funny or Die video called “Cold Dead Hand,” which spoofed the pro-gun advocacy of the NRA and the late Charlton Heston. After Fox News’s talking heads spent the rest of the week raking the Golden Globe winner and his liberal ideas over the coals, Carrey shot back with a statement that called the network “a last resort for kinda-sorta-almost-journalists,” “a media colostomy bag that has begun to burst at the seams,” and perhaps most damningly of all, “a giant culture fart.” (And this from a guy who knows his farts.)

But in a new Huffington Post op-ed, Carrey trades name-calling for passionate arguments about why he feels gun control is so essential. “I disagree wholeheartedly with those who say that there are just too many guns out there to control and that more gun laws won’t make a difference,” he writes. “Change must start someplace.” He makes a point to note that he isn’t in favor of eliminating the right to bear arms, “though it is in the vested interests of those who profit by gun sales to make it seem so.” READ FULL STORY

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