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Jose Garcia

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Thu Oct 15, 2020, 04:02 PM Oct 2020

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

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Source: ABC News

NEW YORK -- 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://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/span-suspends-scully-admits-lie-hack-73637849

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Omaha Steve

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Thu Oct 15, 2020, 04:07 PM
Oct 2020

Dupe. See the earlier post here: https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142605443

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