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Thu Oct 15, 2020, 02:59 PM

C-SPAN suspends Scully after he admits to lie about hack

Source: AP News

NEW YORK (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.

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.”


Read more: https://apnews.com/article/virus-outbreak-joe-biden-donald-trump-anthony-scaramucci-4657ccd8f5e51d1ce113290b9304f9d5



I'd say this has blown up the possibility of any future Debate this year under the aegis of the Commission.

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Reply C-SPAN suspends Scully after he admits to lie about hack (Original post)
brooklynite Oct 2020 OP
greenjar_01 Oct 2020 #1
Budi Oct 2020 #3
zentrum Oct 2020 #19
at140 Oct 2020 #2
DeminPennswoods Oct 2020 #4
MFM008 Oct 2020 #5
exboyfil Oct 2020 #6
Cha Oct 2020 #7
ProfessorGAC Oct 2020 #8
BumRushDaShow Oct 2020 #10
ProfessorGAC Oct 2020 #11
BumRushDaShow Oct 2020 #12
ProfessorGAC Oct 2020 #15
BumRushDaShow Oct 2020 #17
Sapient Donkey Oct 2020 #9
NorthOf270 Oct 2020 #13
paleotn Oct 2020 #16
BumRushDaShow Oct 2020 #18
moose65 Oct 2020 #14

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 03:01 PM

1. Who needs more debates

The people are ready for the question to be called.

Basta with the useless debates. They will only be shit upon anyway by a candidate and his loathsome followers unable to respect even basic democratic institutions.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 03:03 PM

3. K & R THIS ⬆️

Just get this overwith.

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Response to greenjar_01 (Reply #1)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 09:21 PM

19. The debates help Biden...

……and hurt Trump. They show the voter who Trump is. The more people see him in that setting, the more they dislike him.

Biden had a nice poll jump after the last debate and it's because Trump was "unmasked" as a complete asshole. We need the debates as the structure that can show him up.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 03:03 PM

2. WOW...I am surprised

Sculley comes across as an honest broadcaster.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 03:03 PM

4. CSPAN hosts never respond

to anything. Probably why Scully had to ask what to do.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 03:15 PM

5. UNFORTUNATLY

It just gives maggot screaming rights about moderators being unfair...............................but he would anyway.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 03:47 PM

6. Why would you ask Scaramucci anything?

If anything do you have a producer or other individual in your organization you can ask? Why do it on a public platform anyway?

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 04:15 PM

7. Why Lie?!

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 04:42 PM

8. What Cha Said!

What benefit does Scully gain by lying? Even if doesn't get caught, there's no upside. It's not like he's a household name!
Lying about a fairly innocuous exchange is stupid.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #8)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 05:23 PM

10. He's a "household name" for CSPAN junkies!

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #10)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 05:53 PM

11. Yeah, All 50,000 of Us!

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #11)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 06:08 PM

12. LOL

When my mom first got cable at her house in Philly back in 1989 (not long after they finally approved the city franchises and wired the neighborhoods), the first thing she turned on was CNN (she was a BIG Ted Turner fan) and the second thing she turned on was CSPAN.

I know I am a junkie. Yes I admit it. We can toss off names like Brian Lamb and Steve Sculley and Susan Swain like they're our next door neighbors.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #12)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 06:54 PM

15. Susan Runs The Joint Now

She's co-president and CEO of CSPAN, and is on the board of directors of Discovery Networks.
CSPAN is only a few blocks from Discovery.
Now, there's some junkie trivia!

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #15)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 07:04 PM

17. Yup.

I remember when that happened. She had been around a long time!

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 04:49 PM

9. It's confusing me too.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 06:11 PM

13. Oh No

 

Who will answer calls from rambling wingnuts on CSpan now?

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Response to NorthOf270 (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 07:04 PM

16. ring....ring....ring...ring....ring...

Your call has been forwarded to an automatic voice message system. ....Steve Scully....is not able to take your call. Please leave your name, number and wing nut rant after the beep. BEEEP.

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Response to NorthOf270 (Reply #13)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 07:29 PM

18. They have plenty

of "old heads" like Peter Slen to the right and Bill Scanlan (nowadays sporting a full beard, mustache, and glasses) to the left...

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Oct 15, 2020, 06:30 PM

14. I guess I'm missing something

What exactly is the “scandal” here?

When I first heard this my first thought was “who?” And my second thought was “meh.”

In the Age of Trump, it’s hard to find a scandal that resonates!

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