BREAKING: Anti-Trump CSPAN Editor Suspended Indefinitely For Lying About "Hacked" Twitter Account
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On Thursday, CPSAN indefinitely suspended Political Editor Steve Scully who was supposed to be moderating the 2nd Presidential Debate, for lying about his Twitter account when he claimed it was "hacked" earlier in the month.
CSPAN made the decision to suspend Scully after he admitted to lying about how his account was hacked.
“By not being immediately forthcoming to C-SPAN and the commission about his tweet, he understands that he made a serious mistake. We were very saddened by this news and do not condone his actions,” said C-SPAN in a statement.
In his own statement, Scully said he sent out a tweet to Scaramucci “out of frustration,” and then decided to lie about it after the tweet “created new controversy.”
“These were both errors in judgement for which I am totally responsible. I apologize,” said Scully.
C-SPAN continued in their own statement: “During his 30 years at C-SPAN, Steve consistently demonstrated his fairness and professionalism as a journalist. He has built a reservoir of goodwill among those he has interviewed, fellow journalists, our viewers, and with us.”
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C-SPAN added that Scully has been placed on “administrative leave,” and may return after “some distance from this episode,” as the network “believes in his ability to continue to contribute” to them.
The second presidential debate, a town hall-style event with both major party candidates, was cancelled by the Commission on Presidential Debates after the commission announced the event would be held virtually. The Trump campaign responded by saying it would not participate in a virtual event, and the Biden campaign subsequently scheduled another event for the same day.
Biden and Trump will now be featured in competing town hall events on the evening of Thursday, October 15, instead of appearing in an event together to answer questions from voters. Biden’s town hall will be on ABC, and start at 8pm and go on for an hour and a half. Trump’s town hall will be hosted by NBC, but only go on for an hour instead of an hour and a half.
Despite receiving push-back for scheduling the town halls for the same time-slots, NBCUniversal has defended the schedule for the president’s town hall as a matter of fairness, since the news organization hosted a town hall for Biden earlier this month also at 8 pm EST.
“If we were to move our town hall with President Trump to a later time slot we would be violating our commitment to offer both campaigns access to the same audience and the same forum,” said NBCUniversal News Group Chairman Cesar Conde. “We hope voters will watch both discussions—ours will be available at any time, free and on-demand on Youtube, Peacock and all our digital news platforms.”
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