BREAKING: Debate moderator Steve Scully admits to lying about being hacked, C-SPAN suspends him

BREAKING: Debate moderator Steve Scully admits to lying about being hacked, C-SPAN suspends him
Steve Scully (Image: YouTube screen grab)

[Ed. – This reveals volumes not only about the liberal mind but about the debate commission, which needs to be abandoned immediately.]

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 career highlight for the 30-year C-SPAN veteran. Scully was to moderate the second debate between President Donald Trump and Democrat Joe Biden, which was canceled after Trump would not agree to a virtual format because of his COVID-19 diagnosis.

A week ago, after Trump had criticized him as a “never Trumper,” Scully tweeted “@Scaramucci should I respond to Trump.” Scaramucci, a former Trump communications director and now a critic of the president, advised Scully to ignore him.

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Scully said that when he saw his tweet had created a controversy, “I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked.”

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