Steve Scully suspended by C-SPAN after admitting lying about Twitter hack

C-SPAN’s Steve Scully has been indefinitely suspended by C-SPAN after admitting to being hacked.

Scully issued a statement with the startling admission today.

“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” Scully said.

“Out of frustration, 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 my Twitter account had been hacked. These were both errors in judgment for which I am totally responsible for. I apologize,” he added.

On Fox News, Chris Wallace had defended Scully, saying “Steve Scully has been an honest, fair reporter. I have to say I was somewhat concerned when I heard about this tweet exchange with Scaramucci, but apparently it never happened.”