CNN, America’s self-proclaimed “most trusted” name in news has just lost approximately 300 pounds of ugly fat now that Candy Crowley is departing. In a Friday announcement, network boss Jeff Zucker confirmed via an internal memothat the hostess with the mostest is moving on. Crowley has been a fixture at CNN for years and was the network’s go to girl for all things political. The departure of Ms. Crowley leaves a gigantic hole in the Sunday morning government propaganda shows. Her finale will be today when she interviews former President George W. Bush. She is the second high profile celebrity to leave the Sunday bloviation circuit following the ouster of NBC’s uber-slimy David Gregory earlier this year.

As reported in a story on the  CNN website “Crowley to leave CNN after 27 years”:

CNN chief political correspondent and “State of the Union” host Candy Crowley is leaving the network, CNN Worldwide President Jeff Zucker said in a staff email Friday.

Zucker said Crowley “has made the decision to move on, so she can embark on the next chapter of her already prolific career. As difficult as it is for us to imagine CNN without Candy, we know that she comes to this decision thoughtfully, and she has our full support.”

Crowley, 65, joined CNN in 1987. Zucker said in 27 years with the network, Crowley had visited all 50 states and covered more than a dozen leading presidential contenders’ campaigns — from George H.W. Bush to Barack Obama.

He called Crowley “one of the most important and impactful journalists on our air.”

The insipid blathering sow will be remembered for the ire that she drew from Republicans after the 2012 presidential debate between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.  While acting as moderator during the nationally televised town hall style gabfest at New York’s Hoffstra University she inserted herself into the debate bybailing out Obama over the Benghazi embassy attack. It was a violation of the rules as well as an example of what happens when a celebrity pundit is allowed to act as a moderator, they sometimes can’t control themselves. Crowley hogged the post-debate coverage by becoming a bigger story than the event itself and Romney never recovered.

Fellow CNN celebrity pundit Dana Bash bemoaned the loss of Crowley who she called the “soul of CNN”. The network has yet to announce a replacement, in particular for the State of the Union gig but have no doubt that they will have no problem in dredging up another hack. Perhaps they will give Jon Stewart a call since a good portion of America seems to place an inordinate amount of faith in clowns spoon-feeding them their McNews nuggets.