Skip to comments.Beck and Family Harassed During Outdoor Movie Night in NYC Park
Posted on 06/28/2011 10:01:23 AM PDT by Domandred
There are those who love freedom of expression, as long as its not conservatives who are doing the expressing. Just ask Glenn Beck. On radio Tuesday, he told the stunning story of how he and his family were harassed during an outdoor movie in New York Citys Bryant Park.
For those unfamiliar with Bryant Park, it hosts weekly showings of classic films during the summer months. Attendees bring blankets and picnic dinners and sprawl out on the parks great lawn while watching the films on a giant screen.
As Beck explained, he attended Monday nights public showing of Alfred Hitchcocks The 39 Steps with his wife and daughter. During the film, he was ridiculed, had someone kick a cup of wine on his wife and on his blanket, and even witnessed another person stand up and yell, We hate conservatives here!
These people were some of the most hateful people I have ever seen, Beck said. All I wanted to do is go out on a blanket with my family and have dinner in the afternoon sun and sit around Americans, not like-minded Americans, and just watch a movie in the park. And last night at about‑‑ when the movie was just about over, my wife and I got out because it was hostile.
Later, when Beck left near the end of the movie, the crowd applauded.
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If the same happened to me, I'm not sure I would just let it happen. I've never been on to "turn the other cheek" nor back down when being threatened.
Quite frankly I'm getting down right fed up with this liberal tolerance crap. We outnumber them, yet we back down to their actions, defer to their rules and put up with their crap. We let them get their foot in the door, now look where we are. Anyway I digress, that's a slightly different topic.
That said given Glenn's propensity of over-dramatizing some events makes me wonder what really happened.
This sort of thing happens when you’re a well-known entertainer.
Another case made for Upstatehood.
Felt that way for a number of years now.
That said given Glenn’s propensity of over-dramatizing some events makes me wonder what really happened.
Until, of course it happens to YOUR family. Then it’s no longer high drama.
The demented LIEberals will miss us when we are gone. Their ‘Imagined’ world of Nirvana will be a hellhole of despair of their own choosing. Ain’t gonna be pretty folks.
What did he expect to have happen in the armpit of America? There is no way I would be wandering around in NYC with my family if I were a famous right winger.
Conservative is the new Black.
I'll second that!
In the large cities on the coasts and in the ohio-missisippi valley, we do not outnumber them. Nationwide, yes, but in most large cities, no. Once you get outside city limits of those urban entities with >500,000 population, things get a lot more conservative.
Why is he going without bodyguards??
It must be pretty bad sometimes. The Idiot that played the mob boss on the sopranos actually apologized for what he said to Glenn in front of his son.
If a liberal thinks they’ve gone over the line, you know its bad.
The leftist mob is similar to the radical islamist mob, without the beheadings.
Not in NYC.
FWIW, I wouldn't dream of treating even Michael Moore this way.
“What did he expect to have happen in the armpit of America? There is no way I would be wandering around in NYC with my family if I were a famous right winger.”
What did he expect to have happen in the armpit of America? There is no way I would be wandering around in NYC.
Yea true. I'm just thinking of his hospital visit and his "going blind".
To be fair I think he's downplayed past security issues and threats though.
I felt bad for Beck’s daughter. Liberals are such evil, demented pigs.
We hate conservatives here!
‘...because we liberals are tolerant enlightened people and conservatives are hateful and intolerant. That’s why we hate them and won’t tolerate them.’
Sometimes the irony is so thick that you couldn’t cut it with a chain saw.
Beck is an over-the-top entertainer. Problem is that, within all of the hype and hyperbole, there are some excellent ideas and observations.
IMHO, the facts are scary enough. The hyperbolic scaremongering just dilutes his message.
Liberals ARE the haters... and they don’t know it. Ann Coulter’s new book goes into the ‘why’s and wherefores’... stunningly blind to who they are...
For Glen and his family’s sake, I hope he conceal carries because one of these days he may need it as these feral liberals seek to cause them bodily harm.
Liberals ARE the haters... they have a mob mentality and they don’t know it. Ann Coulter’s new book goes into the ‘why’s and wherefores’... liberals are stunningly blind to who they are...
I lived in Manhattan once, before my conservative days. If it’s anything like I remember it (and I assume it’s worse), there’s no reason why any conservative in his right mind would want to live there, unless perhaps as a missionary. Beck is obviously up to no good.
For a while there, I succumbed to the GB mystique and alarm. However, his two personnas, the on-air FOX GB and the radio GB are Mr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde as far as I’m concerned. His alarmist Fox personna seemed genuine and real while his sillyass bantering with whomever co-hosts with him makes me think both (all) are completely effing nuts. I finally resolved to decide for myself from now on. I don’t need him or his ‘team’ to alert me...I can see it for myself, firsthand.
Its New York City, they would vote for Al-Quieta. Expecting civility from them is not going to happen.
You're better men than I.
But, gee, Beck, there's a price for celebrity. You didn't deserve that, but--there's a price.
And each time we do they get more emboldened. Sometimes I feel it would be worth a few hours in jail just to pop one in the face.
These people were some of the most hateful people I have ever seen, Beck said.
Another reason why Beck’s insistence on everybody “being like Gandi” and similar tripe is so utterly ridiculous in delaing with these vile, evil liberal vermin. It’s pretty easy to “be like Gandi” with round-the-clock security... I
Mob mentality is getting really bad.
I wish there were a video.
I agree with you. He should not dwell among the idiots without some protection. He should move out of the cesspool of NY and go where there are like minded individuals. Without the taxes that wealthy folks like him pay in NY, the liberal progressives wouldn’t have a park to go see a concert.
Your spelling and grammar match your knowledge and analysis.
This proves the premise of Ann Coulters new book “Demonic”
Aren’t LIBERALS the tolerant ones?! /s
You think Beck is up to no good? Who made you God and able to know his intention? He has a right to live where he wants and is entitled to pursue the line of work he wants. Maybe you would be up to no good if you lived there, but he is not you.
I’m betting that his description is dead-on.
Living in the ‘deep-blue’ I get treated to this sort of thing all the time. The difference is that I (and the folks I associate with) don’t back down.
But then, unlike Beck, I no longer have to worry about the safety of my kids in these sorts of situations.
Just finished it - and if we allow the mobs to lead us down the same path as France, we’re finished too.
You are dead on here. I used to spend a lot of time in Manhattan after Rudy cleaned the city up. New Yorkers are loud and opinionated just on sports alone. Then you have Glenn roll in there to a venue that would attract all the art house Libs and lay on an American flag blanket and not expect verbal abuse and harassment? There are things you just don’t do if you want a trouble free day. Like going into Harlem at night 30 years ago.
He’s been working in NYC. Kind of hard to live elsewhere unless he commuted a long distance.
Compassionate liberals, you gotta love them. Or not.
My mare was Abe Beame.
A video of this event could have gone viral...
Have you seen the pictures? Big American flag blanket in Bryant Park. He did absolutely nothing to tone down his attendance there. No hat. No glasses. Nothing. In broad daylight. I vote for the “looking for trouble” opinion. It’s not like Glenn hasn’t been known for stirring the pot.
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