Steve Scully suspended by C-SPAN after he admits lying about Twitter hack

Steve Scully suspended by C-SPAN after he admits lying about Twitter hack


C-SPAN on Thursday suspended political editor Steve Scully indefinitely after he admitted that he lied about his Twitter feed being attacked just before he was set to moderate the second presidential debate.

In a statement, Mr. Scully said he falsely claimed his Twitter account was hacked after he was criticized about a questionable exchange with Anthony Scaramucci, a former aide to President Trump who has turned into a Trump foe.

Mr. Scully said both the tweet and hacking claims were “errors in judgment.”

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“These actions let down a lot of people, including my colleagues at C-SPAN, where I have worked for the past 30 years, professional colleagues in the media, and the team at the Commission on Presidential Debates,” he said. “I ask for their forgiveness as I try to move forward in a moment of reflection and disappointment in myself.”

In its own statement, C-SPAN said Mr. Scully came clean about the false claim Wednesday.

“He understands that

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