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PBC News & Comment: Truth Emergency in Debates, Syrian War

We face Truth Emergency as fact checkers process blizzard of lies from Trump, Clinton and US trades accusations with Russia…--Politico fact-check team reviewed a week of comments from both candidates, showing that Clinton lies, but not nearly as much as Trump lies

--Do facts matter, and does asking the question show how low we’ve sunk?

--Exclusion of third party candidates is deplorable

--at UN, US envoy Samantha Power levels charges at Russia and Syria that can apply equally to the US, its allies and proxies

--NY Times concludes that “Russia or Syria, probably both” attacked UN aid convoy last Monday

--on CBS, 60 Minutes continued its cold war propaganda, stoking fears of Putin and nuclear war

--Kerry’s blunt warning to Israel over settlements leads to Haaretz editorial slamming Netanyahu

--as Facebook activates new agreement with Israel to take down objectionable posts, Electronic Intifada reports accounts blocked

--Charlotte police relent, release video of Keith Scott shooting, raising new questions about claims he brandished a gun