PBS NewsHour full episode June 18, 2018

Monday on the NewsHour, amid a growing outcry to end the separation of immigrant families, President Trump defends his policy. We talk with the former head of Border Protection and examine the political stakes. Also: South Korea’s view of President Trump’s North Korea dealings, Portland tries to make amends for gentrification and remembering Elizabeth Brackett, one of NewsHour’s own.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvPcTyo3YuY

 

Companies Including Walmart, Merck, AT&T, Whole Foods Accused of Pressuring Employees to Have Abortions

http://www.lifenews.com/2018/06/18/companies-including-walmart-merck-att-whole-foods-accused-of-pressuring-employees-to-have-abortions/

While the liberal media routinely push for abortion as a part of “women’s rights,” they’re calling out companies that reportedly pressure women to choose abortion – due to a New York Times piece.

On Friday, NYT published a piece on the “Epidemic of Discrimination Against Pregnant Women at Work.” The piece illustrated why some women might be (and are) pressured to choose abortion, rather than empowered to choose life due to company policy. Many in the media latched on to the message.

From the beginning, economy reporter Natalie Kitroeff and Business reporter Jessica Silver-Greenberg argued that regardless of where women work, “getting pregnant is often the moment they are knocked off the professional ladder.”

“Throughout the American workplace, pregnancy discrimination remains widespread,” they found, after researching court and public records as well as interviewing dozens of women.

The piece specifically called out Walmart, Merck, AT&T, Whole Foods, 21st Century Fox, KPMG, Novartis and law firm Morrison & Foerster, where “[t]ens of thousands of women have taken legal action alleging pregnancy discrimination” even though these companies, at the same time, “boast on their websites about celebrating and empowering women.”

The piece went on to tell the stories of some of these women, including one who was pressured to abort her unborn baby: Christine Macarelli, a saleswoman for healthcare company Novartis.

According to Macarelli, her boss stressed to her that “women who find themselves in my position — single, unmarried — should consider an abortion.” She didn’t. And after using her maternity leave, Kitroeff and Silver-Greenberg reported that “she said she was told to stop trying to get a promotion ‘because of my unfortunate circumstances at home — being my son Anthony.’”

While that was just one of the stories highlighted, many in the media highlighted how companies could pressure women to abort – by tweeting out the NYT story along with the quote “consider an abortion” from Macarelli’s boss.

They included: NYT technology reporter Jennifer Valentino-DeVriesNYT editor Mark S. Getzfred‏, CNBC health writer Angelica LaVitoBusiness Insider executive editor Matt TurnerFinancial Times UK editor Lauren Fedor, and The Week senior editor Jessica Hullinger‏.

LifeNews Note: Katie Yoder writes for Newsbusters, where this originally appeared.

UK: Muslim calls flight attendant “b***h” for what he thought was pork: “She should have respected my religion”

“British Muslim passenger rants at air stewardess and calls her a ‘f****** sl**’ and a ‘b****’ for serving him a turkey ham sandwich – because he mistakenly thinks it contains pork,” by Julian Robinson, MailOnline, June 18, 2018:

This is the moment a British Muslim passenger called an air stewardess a ‘f****** sl**’ and a ‘b****’ for serving him a turkey ham sandwich – because he mistakenly thought it contained pork.

The taxi driver from Hampstead Heath, north London, was flying from Luton Airport to Skopje, Macedonia, on Sunday morning when he ordered the 4.50 euro roll and a bottle of water.

But mid-way through eating the baguette, he said it ‘didn’t taste like turkey’ – and flew into a rage when he saw the packaging labelled with the word ham.

He called over the Wizz Air stewardess and demanded a refund after becoming convinced the product contained pork – explaining that he cannot eat it due to his religion. He then turns to a fellow passenger and describes the staff member as a ‘f****** sl**’ and a ‘b****’.

The passenger called over the Wizz Air stewardess (pictured) and demanded a refund after becoming convinced the product contained pork – explaining that he cannot eat it due to his religion. He then turns to a fellow passenger and describes the staff member as a ‘f****** sl**’ and a ‘b****

At one point, he can be heard saying: ‘I work in restaurants, I know what’s ham. Ham is pork. It’s not tasting like turkey, it’s tasting like ham.

‘This is not right, you should tell people there is pork, I’m a Muslim. It’s pork, darling.’

Moments later, and apparently speaking to the person next to him, he then adds: ‘What the f*** is your problem stupid f****** b****, she’s a f******* b**** man. She told me it’s not appropriate to touch my teeth, f****** sl**.’

In another part of the footage, he tells the staff: ‘You have given me ham, and you’re talking to me rude. I just tell you it’s ham, you tell me it’s not pork. It’s not nice, darling, you’re supposed to be nice to the customers. Take the water, too. I don’t want the water either. You are being very, very rude.’…

Even when a senior steward appeared and tried to calm the situation by explaining that ‘turkey ham’ was in fact a term used to describe the processed turkey meat, the irate passenger continued his outburst.

The cabin crew eventually refunded the man 4.50 euros for the sandwich and two euros for the bottle of the water, which he kept….

The Kosovan, who moved to the UK almost two decades ago, said afterwards: ‘I’m an Uber driver in London, I eat at the shops all the time. I know the taste of Turkey and the roll didn’t taste like Turkey.

‘She should have respected me and my religion. The customer is always right. She’s lucky. If this wasn’t here with people around I would have been more angry.’…

 

https://www.jihadwatch.org/2018/06/uk-muslim-calls-flight-attendant-bh-for-what-he-thought-was-pork-she-should-have-respected-my-religion