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Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Thursday, October 15, 2020

C-SPAN said Thursday that Steve Scully, the network's senior executive producer and political editor, has been placed on "administrative leave" for lying about being hacked earlier this month. Scully admitted to "errors in judgement" and apologized in a statement. And President Trump took a victory lap, proclaiming on Twitter, "I was right again!" Scully had been selected by the Commission on Presidential Debates to moderate the town hall-style debate that was supposed to take place on Thursday night. It would have been a pinnacle moment for his career. Last week, however, the debate was scrapped after Trump objected to the virtual format imposed by the commission. While the debate was up in the air, and Trump was criticizing Scully publicly, the C-SPAN veteran sent a tweet to Trump friend-turned-foe Anthony Scaramucci. "@Scaramucci should I respond to trump," Scully wrote on the evening of October 8, shortly after Trump labeled Scully a "Never Trumper."

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When the strange tweet to Scaramucci went viral the following morning, Scully claimed he was hacked. The commission and C-SPAN both vouched for him. "Steve Scully did not originate the tweet and believes his account has been hacked," C-SPAN said in a statement. Conservative media outlets expressed skepticism about that claim and pointed out that he had used the haking excuse in the past. Fox News devoted multiple segments to the subject. Nearly a week later, on Wednesday night, Scully admitted to C-SPAN and the commission that he did send the tweet.

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Should have either left the tweet in drafts, or DM'd the Moochi.

#1 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2020-10-15 05:32 PM | Reply

Scully should have learned from Trump.

Never admit you lied.

Attack anyone claiming you have.

Tell a bigger lie to cover the original lie.

Keep lying.

Wait until the news cycle changes.

If all else fails. Claim you have Covid.

It's literally the Trump playbook.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-10-15 05:41 PM | Reply

Who?

Wait until Mulder finds out.

#3 | Posted by a_monson at 2020-10-17 04:12 PM | Reply

As for tweeters,take this advice from me.

Write your thoughts and grievances on paper in pencil and the morning or whenever throw them away, good for the soul.

All you can do is hurt feelings and nobody really gives a ---- what you think anyway.

Peace and Love
Right Ringo

#4 | Posted by bruceaz at 2020-10-17 04:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Welker comes from an established Democratic family " who have poured cash into party coffers, and to Trump opponents, for years.

Her mother, Julie Welker, a prominent real estate broker in Philadelphia, and father, Harvey Welker, a consulting engineer, have donated tens of thousands of dollars to Democratic candidates and close to $20,000 to Barack Obama alone.

There was also $3,300 for Joe Biden's 2020 campaign and $2,100 for Hillary Clinton's doomed 2016 presidential effort against Trump. Another $7,300 was contributed to the Democratic National Committee between 2004 and 2020.

In 2012, Welker and her family celebrated Christmas at the White House with the Obamas.

Yes, celebrate Christmas with the Obamas, 100% unbiased reporting. See Steve Scully

#5 | Posted by homerj at 2020-10-18 03:01 PM | Reply

Wes Welker ate Chrimbus dinner with the Osamas?! Ermagurd!

#6 | Posted by hamburglar at 2020-10-18 03:06 PM | Reply

At first I thought this was a non-story because I misread the network name as CNN.

C-SPAN should remain neutral.

Though I understand why that is hard when one party wants to kill C-SPAN.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-10-18 03:07 PM | Reply

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