The C-Span network has suspended journalist Steve Scully after he admitted that he lied about his Twitter account being hacked.
Scully was supposed to moderate the second presidential debate but was caught texting with an anti-Trumper on Twitter. He tried to claim he was hacked but it was a lie.
Our media is completely corrupt.
The Associated Press reports:
C-SPAN suspends Scully after he admits to lie about hack
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.
Scully said that when he saw his tweet had created a controversy, “I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked.”
He had been frustrated by Trump’s comments and several weeks of criticism on social media and conservative news outlets about his role as moderator, including attacks directed at his family, he said.
“These were both errors in judgement for which I am totally responsible for,” Scully said. “I apologize.”
The media was going to try to pass this person off as an unbiased moderator.
Steve Scully just admitted he was not hacked and he lied. Let's take a walk down memory lane of all the blue checks who carried water for him… pic.twitter.com/Cig2Pry2Tv
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) October 15, 2020
Our media is ruined beyond repair.
They are working with the Democratic party to remove Trump from office.