Trump 'Right Again': 'Lying' Scully Would Have 'Rigged' Debate

Elias Hubbard
October 17, 2020

Stoddard also reacted to the breaking news that Steve Scully of C-SPAN was suspended after he admitted to lying about twitter hack. "Nothing objectionable. Cancel culture going too far", Scaramucci said of a controversial tweet Scully sent to him.

Scaramucci responded to the tweet, saying: "Ignore".

The admission came after Steve Scully was confronted about a questionable exchange with former Donald Trump aide Anthony Scaramucci.

"During his 30 years at C-SPAN, Steve consistently demonstrated his fairness and professionalism as a journalist ..."

C-SPAN said Scully confessed to lying about the hack on Wednesday.

"This culminated on Thursday, October 8", Scully wrote Thursday, "when I heard President Trump go on national television twice and falsely attack me by name".

Naturally, the professional journalists swarmed social media in response to the news that Scully had lied, demanding "significant consequences" for journalists who lie, and asserting that falsely claiming you've been hacked "never ends well". "We were very saddened by this news and do not condone his actions". He is having a hard enough time. 'Some more bad stuff about to go down'. "Steve Scully just admitted he was lying about his Twitter being hacked", Trump tweeted.

"These were both errors in judgement for which I am totally responsible for", Mr Scully said.

President Trump used the development as an opportunity to attack the debate commission on Thursday, claiming on Twitter "the Debate was Rigged!" and "the Trump Campaign was not treated fairly by the "Commission".

The tweet - evidently meant to be a private message - was sent after the president called the C-SPAN editor a "never Trumper", on account of his past work in Joe Biden's Senate office.

After Trump pulled out of a virtual debate with Biden, originally scheduled for tonight, both candidates will hold separate town halls on competing broadcast networks.

Upon hearing news that Scully had not been hacked, President Trump boasted on Twitter: "I was right again!".

Soon after Scully's suspension was announced, Mr Trump responded to the news, heralding his own "good instincts".

The next day, a top official on the Commission on Presidential Debates claimed that Scully's account was hacked.

Scully has admitted the lie, and largely blames Trump and conservatives for his actions. Ted Kennedy, as well as retweeting criticism of the Trump administration, the Commission on Presidential Debates chose him to moderate the second presidential debate in Miami.

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