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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