Steve Scully, was supposed to be the moderator for the second Presidential debate between President Donald J. Trump and his opponent, Democrat Joe Biden, however, the debate was canceled and Scully has been fired for lying about being hacked.
“I was frustrated about Trump’s social media posts,” Scully said, according to Fox News, who reported on the update.
“I was right again! Steve Scully just admitted he was lying about his Twitter being hacked. The Debate was Rigged! He was suspended from @cspan indefinitely. The Trump Campaign was not treated fairly by the “Commission”. Did I show good instincts in being the first to know?’ Trump wrote on Twitter.
I wrote about the drama of what led up to Scully’s firing HERE.
According to the AP:
“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.”
Trump announced he would have a separate Town Hall event on NBC News at 8PM.
The claim that he was hacked was an embrassement attempt to avoid the responsibility of colluding with Trump’s opponents, which Anthony Scaramucci is, often going into tirades about Trump, after being fired by Trump in 2016.
It is clear that Scully was aware of the conflict in asking Scaramucci how to handle Trump, in pubic on Twitter.
Chuck Woolery wrote on Twitter in reaction, “Steve Scully the moderator of the Debate that never happened admitted he lied about his twitter act. being hacked. Fired from C-Span. Chris Wallace gave Scully his “unbiased” blessing this week. Said he believed him. So much for a Chris Wallace endorsement. Just saying.”
Scully said in a statement, ““Out of frustration, I sent a brief tweet addressed to Anthony Scaramucci,” Scully — picked to moderate the now-cancelled presidential debate — said in a statement. “The next morning when I saw that this tweet had created a new controversy, I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked.”
Scully blamed “relentless criticism on social media and in conservative news outlets” for frustration that “culminated” in his tweet to Scaramucci, which stemmed from Trump criticizing him to Sean Hannity and calling him a “never-Trumper.”
“These were both errors in judgement for which I am totally responsible,” he said.
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C-SPAN said Scully confessed to lying about his actions on Wednesday.
Scully later deleted the tweet and claimed he was “hacked,” and the Commission on Presidential Debates announced that it had “reported the apparent hack to the FBI and Twitter, and we understand that the federal authorities and Twitter are looking into the issue.”
Kari is an ex-Community Organizer who writes about Voter Engagement, Cultural Marxism and Campaigns. She has been a grassroots volunteer with the GOP, on and off for 18 years. She is a Homeschool Mom in North Carolina and loves Photojournalism and Citizen Journalism. @Saorsa1776