Wednesday, January 6, 2021

C-SPAN Brings Steve Scully Back After He Admitted To Lying About Debate-Related Incident

C-SPAN Brings Steve Scully Back After He Admitted To Lying About Debate-Related Incident

C-SPAN announced on Tuesday that it is bringing back disgraced host Steve Scully effective immediately despite Scully’s admission, last year, that he lied about a debate-related incident that unfolded on social media.

Last October, before the second presidential debate, Scully falsely claimed that he had been hacked after a tweet appeared on his Twitter account that solicited advice from Trump opponent Anthony Scaramucci about how to deal with President Donald Trump at the debate, which he was set to host.“Steve Scully, who was placed on administrative leave in mid-October for Twitter-related controversies in conjunction with the second presidential debate, is returning to duty at C-SPAN beginning this week,” C-SPAN said in a statement. “His initial assignments will be off-air producing for C-SPAN television and resumption of his work on C-SPAN Radio’s ‘Washington Today’ program and ‘The Weekly,’ a podcast/interview program.”

“No date has been set for his return to C-SPAN’s roster of on-air television hosts,” the statement continued. “We view October’s events as a singular episode in an otherwise successful 30-year C-SPAN career. And while it was appropriate in October for Steve to be immediately relieved of his duties leading our 2020 election coverage, we reiterate our belief that now, having completed a three-month administrative leave, he can continue to contribute to CSPAN’s mission.”


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