CNN’s Brian Stelter Says Scully Caused ‘Real Damage to the National News Media’s Reputation’

CNN’s Brian Stelter, who recently released a book called HOAX, which he says tells “the untold story of Trump and Fox News,” tweeted out after C-SPAN’s Political Editor Steve Scully was busted taking part in a hoax of his own, claiming his Twitter account was hacked.

Stelter said that Scully’s decision was “A true WTF, what-was-he-thinking moment… causing real damage to the national news media’s reputation.”

Fox News contributor and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee responded to Stelter’s tweet by saying, “Don’t worry too much about the media’s ‘reputation.’ It couldn’t get much lower.”

Stelter shot back at Huckabee that “You’re a member of the ‘media.'” He then lamented that “The national news media is an essential check and balance on government. That’s why self-inflicted wounds are such a problem.”

Following the news that Scully had lied, however and prior to his retweet of Stelter, Huckabee had tweeted out that there is a distinction between media like CNN and Fox News.

“Well, it’s President Trump who was right all along & once again the MSM are proven to be FAKE News b/c they all believed the ‘hacked account’ story,” Huckabee said.

“Most disgusting is that Scully tries to blame his lies on ‘conservative news outlets.’ No, Steve, they were telling the truth,” he added.

As we reported earlier, President Trump tweeted about the situation also, saying “I was right again! Steve Scully just admitted he was lying about his Twitter being hacked. The Debate was Rigged! He was suspended from C-SPAN indefinitely. The Trump Campaign was not treated fairly by the ‘Commission.’ Did I show good instincts in being the first to know?”