Candy Crowley Profile…

The Washington Post’s Ellen McCarthy profiles CNN’s Candy Crowley…

When media blogs lit up with speculation that the “State of the Union” job would be Crowley’s after John King announced he was leaving the show to take over a prime-time slot in January, what she wondered was: “Who makes this [expletive] up?” If people asked, she’d point out that there was a moment when Hillary Rodham Clinton seemed destined to become Barack Obama’s running mate. ” ‘And then we found out they didn’t even vet her! I just want to remind you of that,’ ” she remembers saying.

In the past couple of years, Crowley had been more seriously considering an exit strategy than an anchor desk. “It’s get on the bus, get off the bus. Get on the plane, get off the plane. Get in the hotel room, get out. Eventually, I was like, ‘I don’t want to do this anymore,’ ” she says. “I thought, ‘What do I do after this?’ ”

But she should’ve known not to over-think it. That’s the one piece of advice she always offers young people: “Don’t plan too hard, because something much better might be out there.”

18 Responses to “Candy Crowley Profile…”

  1. michellefrommadison Says:

    Is she overweight, always, because of her name?

  2. She’s lost a lot of weight, but you’re still an idiot.

  3. michellefrommadison Says:

    I agree that you may still be an idiot, but she still looks obese.

  4. She doesn’t look like a Fox Barbie Doll. I can live with that.

  5. michellefrommadison Says:

    Good point, but still wonder how people that are regularly on television can let themselves become morbidly obese like that.

  6. C’mon Michelle, nobody chooses to be overweight. Some are genetically disposed to it, and we all live in this fast food society. She’s lost a lot of pounds, which shows she’s working on it. Don’t be mean.

  7. michellefrommadison Says:

    Every person that is overweight chooses that position because they are in total control of what enters into themselves (in a general sense). Fat people need to hold themselves accountable since it is the fault of no one else, at least according to the facts.

  8. Wow, you are an idiot. Goodbye.

  9. michellefrommadison Says:

    Facts do scare some people, but thanks for proving my points. 🙂

  10. michellefrommadison Says:

    U overweight Joeremi? (sounds like it).

  11. Yes, Michelle, I’m hideous. I’m not even worthy to be in the presence of your stunning hotness, you batshyte, Nancy Grace-obssessed, internet scab.

  12. ^Joe wins. 🙂
    Candy Crowley’s show is almost never discussed here or anywhere for that matter because it’s boring.
    She suffers from the same affliction that plagued both her predecessors; John King & Wolf Blitzer; a format that is bound to produce nothing newsworthy and a need to be fair to everyone and not express a POV on any issue.
    The shows format usually has a politician from each party on to give that mornings talking points which are never challenged by the host. Then there’s a panel discussion with the usual CNN pundit/reporter suspects that offers up a pablum analysis of whatever issue is the subject of the day.
    Her show is bookended by two great shows Reliable Sources & FZ-GPS and looks even worse by the comparison.
    Crowley is a nice person who was a very good reporter but she needs to stop being a reporter of whatever talking points politicians want to spout and get aggressive with her guests.
    I don’t hold much hope of this ever happening as it just doesn;’t appear to be her style. Too bad.

  13. Yikes, Michelle – since when does it matter what someone weighs? Is it not your work that should speak for itself? Over the years Candy has done good work for CNN. I don’t usually watch CNN but if i am flipping through the channels if she is on I stop to see what she is saying because she usually has something to offer to whatever discussion is happening.

    On a personal level, I feel sorry for you that you judge people form their looks – you must only have fabulous looking, but vacuous friends, because beautiful people usually spend more time thinking of themselves rather than others. A generalization – you bet – but one based in more fact than not.

  14. michellefrommadison Says:

    Weight matters whether one recognizes it or not.

  15. “Yikes, Michelle – since when does it matter what someone weighs? Is it not your work that should speak for itself?” – paminwi

    I agree, but try telling that to Mika B.

  16. michellefrommadison Says:

    Weight does matter in every field and in every situation, whether or not one recognizes it or not. 🙂

  17. Lovin’ the inappropriate smiley face. 😉

  18. michellefrommadison Says:

    You are welcome. 🙂

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