If anyone ever needed more proof of the inherent dishonest bias of the press and that of the Commission on Presidential Debates, here it is. Former Biden and Ted Kennedy aide/axed CSPAN host/ canceled debate moderator Steve Scully admitted Thursday he lied through his teeth on his account being hacked. President Trump was right all along and from the very beginning of the controversy.
Fox News elucidates, “C-SPAN has suspended political editor Steve Scully, who was at one time slated to moderate a presidential debate, indefinitely after he admitted he lied about his Twitter being hacked when a message to former Trump aide turned adversary Anthony Scaramucci emerged. Scully, the ‘Washington Journal’ host who was selected to moderate the now-canceled town hall event, went viral last week after a tweet sent from his account indicated he had reached out to former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci, something he later alleged was the result of being hacked.” Ha! Gotcha weasel.
Here is Scully’s self-serving explanation. Notice how he tries to shift blame to the president, “For several weeks, I was subjected to relentless criticism on social media and in conservative news outlets regarding my role as moderator for the second presidential debate, including attacks aimed directly at my family. This culminated on Thursday, October 8th when I heard President Trump go on national television twice and falsely attack me by name. Out of frustration, I sent a brief tweet addressed to Anthony Scaramucci. The next morning when I saw that this tweet had created a controversy, I falsely claimed that my Twitter account had been hacked. These were both errors in judgment for which I am totally responsible. I apologize. These actions have 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. I ask for their forgiveness as I try to move forward in a moment of reflection and disappointment in myself.”
President Trump nailed him to a wall over it, “I was right again! Steve Scully just admitted he was lying about his Twitter being hacked. The Debate was Rigged! He was suspended from @cspan indefinitely. The Trump Campaign was not treated fairly by the ‘Commission’. Did I show good instincts in being the first to know?”
I was right again! Steve Scully just admitted he was lying about his Twitter being hacked. The Debate was Rigged! He was suspended from @cspan indefinitely. The Trump Campaign was not treated fairly by the “Commission”. Did I show good instincts in being the first to know?
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 15, 2020
Scully was supposed to moderate the second debate when beforehand it was obvious he wasn’t objective or credible. I mean, he was a past Biden aide! The Commission on Presidential Debates knew this and let it slide. Where are the past Trump aides moderating debates? Where is someone conservative to moderate to fairly contrast with liberals Mike Wallace, Susan Page, and Steve Scully? None to be found by the Commission. But then, they didn’t look very hard.
This piece was written by David Kamioner on October 16, 2020. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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