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PBC News & Comment: PBS Newshour Fails to Challenge Unproven Claims from Clint Watts

Occasionally, your humble host talks back to the mainstream media; today, a review of PBS interview with Russiagate promoter Clint Watts….–you can watch the PBS interview here

–in video analysis of Stephon Clark killing by cops in Sacramento, it appears that they kept shooting after he was down, and waited 5 minutes to give first aid

–in Oklahoma, teachers are quitting in droves, and Vice video captures their despair

–unions are enjoying a comeback in new media and old media, as New Yorker staff overwhelmingly votes to unionize

–Trump team fines China’s ZTE $1 billion in exchange for relief on cutoff of US parts

–US pulls diplomats from China after symptoms of sonic attacks are reported, similar to unproven complainst from US diplomats in Cuba last year

–North Korea demolishes some missile testing facilities in advance of Singapore summit

–Trump displays equal parts arrogance and ignorance, as he says he doesn’t need to prepare much for Kim meeting

–Trump displayed ignorance and arrogance in recent call with Canada’s Trudeau, claiming Canada burned down the White House in 1814

–Paul Ryan is trying to squelch GOP moderates who want to force a House vote on Dreamers bill

–in Gaza, the family of medic shot last Friday has lost 2 other relatives to the struggle

–Senate investigators say Obama and team lied about effort to help Iran convert money that had been frozen under sanctions

–ABC leaks some details of Justice Dept Inspector General’s report about Comey and the Clinton email investigation

–Ben Carson may as well say “let them eat snake” as he proposes big rent increases for HUD tenants

–Scott Pruitt is asked to stop his discount lunches at the White House mess, and he still has a job