Presidential Debate Moderator Admits to Lying

Presidential Debate Moderator Admits to Lying

( – Moderating a presidential debate is a highlight for many journalists. Those selected by the Commission on Presidential Debates are supposedly qualified based in part on their fairness and impartiality. However, something went wrong when C-SPAN political editor Steve Scully was chosen to moderate the canceled presidential debate on Thursday, October 15.

The once-respected journalist admitted on Thursday he lied about a Twitter message asking for help in responding to President Trump’s criticism.

The president criticized Scully on Twitter after numerous anti-Trump posts from 2015 and 2016 were found. That’s when Scully reached out to former Trump communications director and now anti-Trumper Anthony Scaramucci publicly for guidance. Scully meant to send a private message, not make a public post. He tried to cover it up and lied by claiming his Twitter account was hacked.

C-SPAN indefinitely suspended the long-time journalist after the admission.

It may be a good thing the debate was canceled in light of these revelations. If the debate had gone forward, they could have thrown the event, and the presidential campaigns, into chaos.

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