Headline RoundupOctober 10th, 2020

Second Debate Moderator Claims Twitter Account Hacked After Tweet About Scaramucci

Summary from the AllSides News Team

C-SPAN said the Twitter account of journalist Steve Scully, the planned moderator for the second presidential debate, was hacked Thursday. The hacking allegedly accounted for a tweet sent from Scully's account asking former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramucci for advice on how to respond to the President Donald Trump, who recently said he believed Scully is a "never-Trumper" who "worked for Biden at one point," referring to Scully's internship for Biden when he was a Delaware senator. On Friday, the Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) announced the planned second debate would be cancelled; some on the right have accused the commission of conspiring to shield Biden. Coverage from right- and center-rated outlets tended to focus on the details of the hacking claims, as well as future debates; some reports from right-rated sources also concentrated on the CPD's purported corruption and other incidents of Scully's allegedly being hacked. Some coverage from left-rated outlets focused on those who defended Scully over the alleged hacking.

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