BREAKING: C-SPAN Suspends Steve Scully Indefinitely For Lying About His Twitter Account Being Hacked

Written by K. Walker on October 15, 2020

It’s never a good thing when the actions of a reporter become the headline.

In case you missed it, on October 8, C-SPAN’s political editor, Steve Scully, who was supposed to moderate the second debate tweeted out to Trump-hater Anthony Scaramucci.

President Trump had been critical that Scully was moderating the debate because he had been an intern to Joe Biden, and had retweeted an anti-Trump article by New York Times article by David Brooks titled, “No, Not Trump, Not Ever.”

Scully, who seemed to be trying to contact Scaramuci through a private message instead tweeted his question publicly.

It was quickly picked up by conservative political pundits and reporters on Twitter who were still stinging from the absolutely awful first Presidential debate debacle where Chris Wallace was essentially debating Trump himself while lobbing softball questions at Sleepy Joe. It was clear that the remaining debates were going to be absolute sh!tshows, and monitoring Steve Scully’s account seemed…prudent.

They got more than they had expected…

Trump lashed out on Twitter.

Scully then told C-SPAN and the Commission on Presidential Debates that his account had been “hacked.”

No serious person believed that Steve Scully was being honest about being hacked. No serious hacker would post something that stupid. A real hacker wanting to embarrass and/or discredit a member of the media would post something like porn or racial slurs, not a question to some fringe, washed-up grifter.


Now that tweet by Greg Price is prescient.

On Thursday afternoon, the news broke that Scully was indeed lying about being hacked. He came clean and was suspended indefinitely by C-SPAN.

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…

…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.”

He said he let down his colleagues at C-SPAN, fellow news professionals and the debate commission. “I ask for their forgiveness as I try to move forward in a moment of reflection and disappointment in myself,” he said.
Source: Associated Press

The salt in the would for Scully has got to be this one tweet from the President when the news broke.

There’s still one outstanding question, however…Scully claimed that the FBI was investigating the hacking. Does that mean he filed a false report with the FBI?!

Conservatives on Twitter have been lambasting the journos that were rallying to defend Scully.

The behavior of social media tech giants and their comrades in the Media (D) is the October surprise.

Trump broke the Media (D).

Trump broke Social Media (D).

They’re both fighting like hell to keep him from being reelected, and it’s getting pretty dirty.

We’ll find out soon enough if the American people fall for it.

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ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll