Odd Tweet Draws Scrutiny to C-SPAN’s Steve Scully, Who Was Set to Moderate a Presidential Debate
C-SPAN producer Steve Scully and controversy aren't usually mentioned in the same sentence, but this is 2020 so everything is up for grabs.
Scully - or perhaps someone who emulates him - raised her eyebrows on Friday when his Twitter feed appeared to ask a question for Anthony Scaramucci, Trump's former White House communications director. Earlier in the day, President Donald Trump accused Scully of partisan leanings, and the tweet appeared to ask Scaramucci if Scully should respond. Since that time, conservative media have picked up the post, since then removed, as some sort of mark of bias.
Scully was scheduled to host a debate at City Hall on October 15 between Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, the Democratic candidate. This event is now in doubt after the Biden campaign planned a similar town hall with ABC News after Trump said he would not attend the event after the Presidential Debate Commission said it was "virtual" after Trump positive Coronavius had tested.
According to C-SPAN, Scully “didn't create the tweet and thinks his account has been hacked. The Presidential Debate Commission has publicly stated that the tweet was not sent by Scully herself and is investigating with the help of the authorities. As additional information becomes available, we will post it. "
Scully has a reputation for being balanced. He has been with C-SPAN since 1990 as a producer and political editor and appears regularly as a moderator and moderator in the "Washington Journal" and "Newsmakers", among others.
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