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Politics C-SPAN's Steve Scully suspended after admitting to lying about Twitter hack

00:15  16 october  2020
00:15  16 october  2020 Source:   thehill.com

Debate Moderator Steve Scully Sends Bizarre Tweet Asking Scaramucci ‘Should I Respond to Trump’

  Debate Moderator Steve Scully Sends Bizarre Tweet Asking Scaramucci ‘Should I Respond to Trump’ White House deputy communications director Brian Morgenstern told Fox News that Scully “certainly seems not to be very impartial.” “I love The Mooche, but he’s gone way off the deep end,” Moregenstern said. “He is a wild-eyed critic of the president at this point. And now to have a debate moderator seeking his advice. I think the cat’s out of the bag. I don’t think Mr. Scully is impartial. So that really calls into question, again, the debate commission’s judgment here.

C - SPAN has suspended political editor Steve Scully indefinitely after he admitted that he lied about his Twitter feed being hacked . Scully had been gearing up to moderate a now-canceled presidential debate until a tweet sent from his account showed him reaching out to former White House

C - SPAN has suspended political editor Steve Scully , who was at one time slated to moderate a presidential debate, indefinitely after he admitted he lied about his Twitter being hacked when a message to former Trump aide turned adversary Anthony Scaramucci emerged.

C-SPAN suspended political editor Steve Scully indefinitely on Thursday after he confessed to lying about his Twitter account being hacked following an exchange with former White House aide-turned President Trump critic Anthony Scaramucci.

Laura Bush et al. posing for the camera: C-SPAN's Steve Scully suspended after admitting to lying about Twitter hack © Getty Images C-SPAN's Steve Scully suspended after admitting to lying about Twitter hack

Scully was slated to moderate the second presidential debate between Trump and Democratic nominee Joe Biden scheduled for Thursday night. The Commission on Presidential Debates canceled the event Friday after the president declined to do the debate virtually after testing positive for COVID-19.

Wallace, Rove, and Spicer Defend Debate Moderator Steve Scully Over Allegedly Hacked Tweet at Scaramucci

  Wallace, Rove, and Spicer Defend Debate Moderator Steve Scully Over Allegedly Hacked Tweet at Scaramucci C-SPAN’s longtime host Steve Scully, scheduled to moderate next week’s presidential town-hall debate between Donald Trump and Joe Biden that may or may not happen, received a robust vote of confidence Friday from Chris Wallace and a host of prominent Republicans the morning after a post from his Twitter account prompted a political media uproar. Fox News Sunday host Wallace, who moderated last week’s presidential debate, along with Fox News commentator Karl Rove and former Trump White House press secretary Sean Spicer were among Scully’s defenders after Frank Fahrenkopf, co-chairman of the Commission on Presidential Debates, announced that a question tweeted from Sc

C - SPAN suspended its political editor Steve Scully indefinitely Thursday after he admitted to lying about his Twitter feed being hacked when he was confronted about a questionable exchange with former Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci. The news came on the day of what was supposed to be a

Scully claimed last week that his Twitter account was hacked after he went viral because a tweet from his account indicated he had reached out to former White Last week C - SPAN said in a statement that Scully "did not originate the tweet " in question. C - SPAN declined to comment when asked a series of

C-SPAN announced last week it was conducting an investigation into the alleged hack.

Scully had come under fire from the president who called him a "never Trumper" during an interview on Fox News. Scully tweeted "@Scaramucci should I respond to Trump" in response. Scaramucci, the former White House communications director who is now a vocal critic of Trump, told Scully to ignore it.

In a statement Thursday, C-SPAN lauded Scully's 30-year track record of "fairness and professionalism" and noted he understood that he "made a serious mistake."

"So after some distance from this episode, we believe in his ability to continue to contribute to C-SPAN," the network said.

Scully said in a statement he had grown frustrated by criticism of him being chosen as a moderator for the second debate.

"For several weeks, I was subjected to relentless criticism on social media and in conservative news outlets regarding my role as moderator for the second presidential debate, including attacks aimed directly at my family," Scully said in a statement on Thursday. "Out of frustration, I sent a brief tweet addressed to Anthony Scaramucci. The next morning when I saw that this tweet had created a new controversy, I falsely claimed my Twitter account had been hacked. These were both errors in judgment for which I am totally responsible for. I apologize."

Ex-GOP senator on debate commission blasts Trump's bias accusations, warns of 'incalculable damage' .
Former Sen. John Danforth (R-Mo.), a member of the board of directors for the Commission on Presidential Debates, ripped President Trump for accusing the nonpartisan organization for being biased against him.Danfoth declared Trump's "attack on the debate commission is an attack on the election itself" while warning the president he was doing "incalculable" damage.Danforth made his argument in a Washington Post op-ed Tuesday despite what he described as "a strict vow of silence regarding my personal feelings about the current presidential campaign."His op-ed focused on Trump's criticisms of the debate moderators.

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