SPAN suspends Steve Scully after he admits to lie about Twitter hack

  • SPAN suspends Steve Scully after he admits to lie about Twitter hack

SPAN suspends Steve Scully after he admits to lie about Twitter hack

C-SPAN suspended Scully indefinitely after he admitted to lying about having his Twitter account hacked.

The host mentioned he had been "subjected to relentless criticism on social media and in conservative information retailers concerning my position as moderator for the second presidential debate, together with assaults aimed straight at my household".

"Last week, after the president described Mr. Scully as a "never Trumper", the news anchor tweeted, "@Scaramucci should I respond to Trump".

When the unusual tweet to Scaramucci went viral the following morning, Scully claimed he was hacked.

The network, known for airing House and Senate floor action and Congressional hearings without interruption, said Scully made C-SPAN and the Commission on Presidential Debates aware of what he had done on Wednesday. "This culminated on Thursday, October eighth after I heard President Trump go on nationwide tv twice and falsely assault me by identify", in his assertion".

Now, AP reports Scully has been suspended indefinitely for lying about being hacked. "The Debate was Rigged!.Did I show good instincts in being the first to know?"

Now you can read the Jamaica Observer ePaper anytime, anywhere. "We are very saddened by this news and do not condone his actions".

The incident with Scully is the latest in a string of bad headlines and headaches for the journalists tasked with moderating national political debates this year. The event was cancelled last week after the president refused to participate virtually following his Covid-19 diagnosis.

C-SPAN and the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) did not immediately respond to Fox News' requests for comment. Mr. Scaramucci responded that he should ignore the president.

Scully had been named to moderate the second debate, but never filled the role in the wake of Trump refusing to take part in a "virtual" scenario articulated by the Commission after it was revealed he had testing positive for exposure to coronavirus.

Despite Scully's history of working for Joe Biden when he was a senator and Democratic Sen.

Scully has led the network's presidential election coverage for almost 30 years and has developed a reputation for balanced coverage. Scully has been the moderator of "Washington Journal", the weekly call-in program, and regularly hosted other C-SPAN programs.

When the exchange prompted controversy, Scully suggested he had been hacked. "Have a great Sunday", he wrote.

"I apologize for some earlier TWEETS...account was hacked...those tweets did not come from me".