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What Would You Rather Do Than Work For CNN?
The Looking Spoon ^ | 2-25-11 | Jared H. McAndersen

Posted on 02/25/2011 6:53:31 PM PST by The Looking Spoon

This is how crappy it is to work for CNN...

Kathleen Parker, the Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist who co-hosted CNN's 8 p.m. show, is leaving just five months after the show debuted, the company announced Friday.

"I have decided to return to a schedule that will allow me to focus more on my syndicated newspaper column and other writings," Parker said in a statement.

More here

This is like James Carville canceling an appointment so he can go get a haircut.

I'm sure it wasn't a very pleasant experience working with a man like Eliot Spitzer, who probably was offended being in the presence of a woman who was getting paid spend an hour with him without sex being part of the deal.

My only experience with the show was highlighted in this post from last November, when Rand Paul made Spitzer his Client Number 9 while Parker was probably too busy avoiding the reach of Spitzer under the table to concentrate on having an actual thought to contribute to the show.

So I don't blame her for wanting to leave the last place network in cable news to refocus her work on that 21st century dinosaur we call NEWSPAPERS.

After all, she's got to go where the audience is.

It does beg the question: What would you rather do than work for CNN?



TOPICS: Humor; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cnn; parker; spitzer

1 posted on 02/25/2011 6:53:36 PM PST by The Looking Spoon
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To: The Looking Spoon

Parker had a TV show? Who knew???


2 posted on 02/25/2011 6:55:34 PM PST by gov_bean_ counter (I am declaring 2011 the year of ME.)
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To: The Looking Spoon

I assume they fired her. Why would someone quit a high-paying job now?


3 posted on 02/25/2011 6:58:35 PM PST by PghBaldy (Like the Ft Hood Killer, James Earl Ray was just stressed when he killed MLK Jr.)
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To: The Looking Spoon

From a few crew people from CNN I ran into here and there, CNN wasn’t a great place to work at all. Others I ran into were rude and showed no respect for equipment esp. on other people’s premises.


4 posted on 02/25/2011 7:00:11 PM PST by wally_bert (It's sheer elegance in its simplicity! - The Middleman)
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To: The Looking Spoon

Has anyone told their viewer yet that she’s leaving the show?


5 posted on 02/25/2011 7:04:09 PM PST by PaleoBob
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To: The Looking Spoon

I have decided to return to a schedule that will allow me to focus more on my syndicated newspaper column and other writings,”
especially now that CNN will not be paying me anymore.

There, I finished Ms Parker’s sentence.


6 posted on 02/25/2011 7:06:51 PM PST by Tupelo
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To: The Looking Spoon

No offense to her but this was Karma for attacking/degrading Palin in her columns.


7 posted on 02/25/2011 7:14:08 PM PST by Finalapproach29er (God humbles and (if need be) destroys the false idols of the peoples. Be patient, folks...)
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To: PghBaldy

Probably wanted to spend more time with family.....


8 posted on 02/25/2011 7:15:59 PM PST by njslim
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To: The Looking Spoon

Going to a childhood game I have to say: The thing I would rather do than work for CNN is - Slide naked down a huge razor blade into a pool of alcohol. There CNN sucks, I obviously would give never them the time of day.

Why should the Tea Party compromise on individual liberty and freedom?


9 posted on 02/25/2011 7:48:57 PM PST by MtnClimber
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To: The Looking Spoon

Going to a childhood game I have to say: The thing I would rather do than work for CNN is - Slide naked down a huge razor blade into a pool of alcohol. There CNN sucks, I obviously would give never them the time of day.

Why should the Tea Party compromise on individual liberty and freedom?


10 posted on 02/25/2011 7:50:02 PM PST by MtnClimber
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To: The Looking Spoon
What would you rather do than work for CNN?

Hang out at FR all day long with a coupla glasses of ice coffee and a good cigar.

11 posted on 02/25/2011 8:15:50 PM PST by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: PaleoBob

I;m almost positive my husband did


12 posted on 02/25/2011 8:16:34 PM PST by merryberry
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To: The Looking Spoon

I’d rather disembowel myself with a rusty nail.


13 posted on 02/25/2011 8:36:48 PM PST by Panzerlied ("We shall never surrender!")
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To: The Looking Spoon

1.)Change a screaming babies diaper.

2.)Drop a bowling ball on my foot.


14 posted on 02/25/2011 8:58:21 PM PST by Pagey (B. Hussein Obama has no experience running anything, except his pedestrian mouth.)
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To: The Looking Spoon

I guess Parker couldn’t swallow being with Spitzer.


15 posted on 02/25/2011 9:20:12 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: The Looking Spoon

Oh, c’mon. Working on camera at CNN isn’t a bad gig. Just come out and say the most mindless uber-leftist crap that comes into your head and you’ll get promotions and a long career there. And even if you happen to happen to screw up, say something sensible and get fired, there’s always MSNBC. Or PBS. Or Current. Or CBS. Or ABC. Or Time. Or Newsweek.


16 posted on 02/25/2011 9:27:18 PM PST by OrangeHoof (Washington, we Texans want a divorce!)
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To: The Looking Spoon

Parker’s leaving? Who will be the liberal replacement? I heard it was a good show but the time slot was just too much for it. Reruns of Johnny Quest and Gilligan’s Island were just killing it.


17 posted on 02/25/2011 9:31:33 PM PST by VeniVidiVici (Why are public employee unions attacking taxpayers?)
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To: The Looking Spoon

I have seen the people who worked for cnn in an eye doctors waiting room.They were one homely couple and thought that fox sucked.I told them that it would be a good idea if they never have children in front of twenty other people and the place cracked up.Man they were homely and stupid.


18 posted on 02/25/2011 9:48:46 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: HANG THE EXPENSE

LOL! I wish I had the guts to say things like that to annoying libs.


19 posted on 02/25/2011 10:01:34 PM PST by Montanabound
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To: The Looking Spoon

I’d be Mike Rowe’s stunt double before I’d work at CNN.


20 posted on 02/25/2011 10:02:50 PM PST by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: The Looking Spoon

I’d rather bikini wax a wolverine.


21 posted on 02/25/2011 10:07:06 PM PST by tacticalogic
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To: Montanabound

Its easy,I’m a hard case.


22 posted on 02/25/2011 10:48:21 PM PST by HANG THE EXPENSE (Life is tough.It's tougher when you're stupid.)
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To: The Looking Spoon

What would I rather do than work for CNN?

Run naked through my bank.


23 posted on 02/26/2011 4:27:42 AM PST by 30Moves
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To: The Looking Spoon
What Would You Rather Do Than Work For CNN?

Have two root canals in the same day.

5.56mm

24 posted on 02/26/2011 4:51:22 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: MtnClimber
Slide naked down a huge razor blade into a pool of alcohol.

Or as they say in Arizona, get undressed, totally naked, and run full speed head-on into a Saguaro.

Cheers!

25 posted on 02/26/2011 5:24:06 AM PST by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: PghBaldy

Good point. She surely got paid a lot more by a CNN prime time show than a twice-weekly dead-tree column. Why would she want to leave behind a prestigious television spot and all that money?

Even if she didn’t like Spitzer personally, she could still grit her teeth, clutch her fat paycheck, and and hope things get better.

Obviously she was fired. The camera doesn’t lie. She was revealed, in full-color HD, as a squishy, giggly RINO.


26 posted on 02/26/2011 7:22:36 AM PST by heye2monn
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To: The Looking Spoon

I’d rather walk across hot rocks.


27 posted on 02/26/2011 7:24:21 AM PST by getmeouttaPalmBeachCounty_FL (*********************End automatic pay raises for congresscritters**)
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To: MtnClimber
I’d rather be keel hauled and rolled in salt than watch CNN.
28 posted on 02/26/2011 8:13:49 AM PST by IMR 4350
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To: The Looking Spoon

I would rather be flirted with by an old man in cycling shorts and dark socks.


29 posted on 02/26/2011 9:35:41 AM PST by redhead ("I think I'm the best fish filleter in the whole third grade." --Piper Palin)
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To: grey_whiskers
"Or as they say in Arizona, get undressed, totally naked, and run full speed head-on into a Saguaro."

How about looking for a golfball in the cholla patch?

30 posted on 02/26/2011 9:37:54 AM PST by redhead ("I think I'm the best fish filleter in the whole third grade." --Piper Palin)
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