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Holy crap, you guys!
Fox News is reporting that Steve Scully has been suspended by C-Span for lying about messaging Anthony Scaramucci, claiming instead that his Twitter was hacked.
In his statement, Scully said, “I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked.”
The “indefinite suspension” ought to turn into a firing. However, C-Span, in the statement, referred to Scully’s 30-year record of “fairness and professionalism” and a “reservoir of goodwill.” Sounds like this will be a slap on the wrist.
Full statement from Steve Scully: “I sent a brief tweet addressed to Anthony Scaramucci. The next morning when I saw that this tweet had created a new controversy, I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked.” pic.twitter.com/0ZA23hLFxO
— The Daily Wire (@realDailyWire) October 15, 2020
What a pathetic statement. Scully blamed Trump for his lack of journalistic integrity before he said he was “totally responsible.”
Fox News covered the controversy from the start.
Scully, a host of C-SPAN’s “Washington Journal,” claimed last week that his Twitter account was hacked after a tweet from his account indicated he had reached out to outspoken Trump critic Anthony Scaramucci for advice.
While it appeared Scully thought he was sending a private message to Scaramucci, he insisted he did not originate the tweet. The hacker allegation was widely mocked and critics unearthed other instances where Sully made the same claim.
Let’s never forget that this was the man who was supposedly going to be an impartial debate moderator between Biden and Trump. Anyone who claims there is no liberal bias in the media is certifiably insane.
What. A. Joke.