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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Beck should have ripped the socialist crowd with a Samuel Adams quote:
“Crouch down and lick the hands which feed you.
May your chains set lightly upon you,
and may posterity forget that you were our countrymen.”
I agree. He no doubt had a cell phone with him. He should have attempted to record something to back up the allegations.
My nickname for him is 'Drama Queen'
Wow. That name brings up all sorts of memories. All bad. Ed Koch seemed like a genius compared to that loser.
You ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Wait until the full impact of looming budget cuts starts to hit home with them.
Just awful, he sat on a flag blanket at an outdoor event. And how dare he wasn’t incognito! /s. The least he could have done was wear a wig or placed down a rainbow blanket. Maybe if he wore pencil jeans? Or a Che shirt. /s. That is nuts if you think he did something wrong, can’t believe you actually believe what you wrote. Are you sure you believe in freedom?
to me it sounds a little bit like what goes around comes around. He gets on the radio and goes off on those he doesn’t agree with. People that don’t agree with him go off on him...except they don’t have a radio mike. Not saying it’s right, it isn’t. Just saying, you live by the sword you die by the sword. Don’t come crying when it comes back around. It should be expected so plan accordingly.
This sort of thing happens when you are a well known conservative entertainer. Especially in the middle of Libtard USA. Thats probably why Beck is moving to Texas.
Not to worry though when the SHTF the libs in NYC (and every other city) will be in the first die off as most of them probably don’t have an extra can of chili in the pantry. The law of natural selection will thin the progressive herd.
These lefties should get on their knees and kiss Rudy’s ass that they are even able to sit out in a park in the City and watch a movie without getting mugged or hounded by drug dealers or insane homeless people. And they should thank Staten Islanders, because if it wasn’t for the voters of Staten Island, there would never have been a Mayor Giuliani.
“Looking for trouble”??? If you’re not a LIEberal, you shouldn’t be free to go out during the day??? That’s certainly what you’re implying with that idiotic post.
Holly, I think you might not be happy in New York.
I think we have a couple of liberals here.
You seem to assume too much about those you don’t know.
No thx, I don’t trust your opinion.
He used to have a house in CT till just recently. A lot of people work in NYC and don’t live there.
I truly hope to see the day when Glenn utters the immortal words of Davy Crockett, “...you may all go to hell, and I will go to Texas.”
They'd better not go out in public without their burka. They may offend any CONSERVATIVES who might be present. /sarc
“Kind of hard to live elsewhere unless he commuted a long distance.”
I think he could easily afford to live in Greenwich,CT and a driver to bring him into Manhatten everyday. I would guess his salary is in excess of $4 million.
He can afford to live anywhere he chooses.
Sold his house in CT....temporary apartment in NYC till the Fox show is done. I think a westward move is in the near future.
Overstating the blanket and its appearance. It’s a quilt with a abstract flag design. The Beck family has no difference in appearance or size from other family groups in those photos.
I’m referring more to his schedule and the proximity to his family.
Idiotic eh? Do you have any idea what you are talking about? Do you know were he was? If someone wants to live in a Marxist enclave, that’s fine with me. Just don’t whine on the radio like he did this morning about how all the people around him are rude Commie Pinkos. The city hates him so much they yanked his radio show off the air there last year. No ratings.
He can feel free do sit on a flag in the middle of Bryant Park all day long. Just don’t be surprised when the locals try to ruin your day.
What he did here is the equivalent of wearing a Jets jersey to an Eagles home game.
Oh, I do. That way and worse. And he's not the only one.
Scouts Out! Cavalry Ho!
They kicked a glass of wine on his wife. Thats more than rude, it’s actually assault. This reminds me of those who blame women for getting raped. Personal responsibility is important, and he was minding his own business.
Now, I agree that reaction should have been expected/anticipated given that they are all rude liberal pukes. But then, if his goal was to point out how rude and intolerant the left is, he succeeded in doing so.
Or to be pithy, just because it was predictable doesn’t make it any more excusable.
I’m sorry this happened to Glenn and his family.
But Mr. Beck survived and is now off to find courageous people. All he has to do is go to the Nederlands on his way to Israel and meet and apologize to that truly courageous person he has called a fascist - Geert Wilders.
Glenn cries about being called a ‘creature’ by the Washington Post, but it’s ok for him to call a courageous hero, the head of the Partij Voor de Frijheit, a fascist.
What happened to Glenn in some NYC park is a picnic compared to the constant life threats Mr. Wilders endures every day.
By the way, Mr. Beck, Geert Wilders was recently exonerated of the hate speech charges maliciously filed against him by Muslims.
I know people in New York City and they have told me they prefer them to George bush or Republicans. NYC sucks!
YEA, idiotic. Surrender to the Marxists if you wish, your comments support or excuse exactly what they’re pushing...anti-freedom and intolerance.
Beck was only pointing out that the “compassionate”, “tolerant”, “diverse”, “peace-loving” commies you excuse, are nothing more than cowards who’s bravery comes from a bottle. Without a mob of like-minded losers to back them up, they tend to keep their mouth shut.
How about the personal responsibility in staying low key in public when you know you are vehemently disliked and you have your daughter with you? I am surprised the level of nonsense stayed with a thrown glass of wine. I have seen two guys in suits get into a fist fight over who’s taxi cab it was in NYC.
Equating the sensible nature the majority of folks have out here in the sticks with the loud, rude and animalistic nature of New Yorkers is silly.
“I wish there were a video.”
Where was Superman Breitbart when you really need him?
No one is excusing anything. He knew where he was and what he was doing. He stated numerous times on his show that his daughter at Columbia hide who her father was because of this type of reaction in NYC. I would rather have all the Marxist corralled in NYC and SF than dispersed all over the country.
Just give the libs time.
How was he not low key? What did he do that provoked the reaction? Or do believe he should not go out to public events?
It was a public, city sponsored outdoor movie event. Nothing political, it was a family event. He didn’t hand out literature, discuss politics,, religion, Or any public figures. He sat on a blanket. What happened is the responsibility of whoever was out of line, which was not him.
Good point about bringing his daughter. Either he was incredibly naive as to the likely reaction, or he used his daughter as a prop.
Yea, he knew where he was. He’s in AMERICA....not Zimbabwe. We all should be able to travel freely without fear of threats and harrassment. Just because we disagree with a bunch of leeches and moochers is no reason for poor behavior and assault to be excused or tolerated.
Ummm.... There's "freedom". And then, there's "stupidity".
Glenn is free to do what he wants... but, I think he was taking a rather huge risk with his own personal safety, and that of his family.
Maybe, he thought the presence of his family would protect him. He was wrong. And, lucky.. that worse didn't happen. Liberals are scum. In packs, they're dangerous. Celebrities have to know and understand the risks they are taking with such a decision.
In a fair and just world, you would be right. This is NYC. Have you been to the city lately? It ain't Topeka KS.
OK, how about 30 to life, no early parole. :o)
Yeah. How idealistic. There is a term that fits here. Street Wise. You folks think this is just a bunch of regular people sitting in the park on a summer day. I have $100 that said the place wreaked of patchouli and dope. I have been to things like this up there. Events like this attract Code Pink, Che loving debris.
Detroit is in America. Would you load up the family and head there after dark? How about the Folsom Street Fair in SF? The term Street Wise comes to mind.
Beck lives in NYC and should be able to travel freely just as anyone else who lives there. That said, LIEberals won't do more than run their mouths or something cowardly they could get away with. His bodyguards would thin out the LIEberal sheep post haste.
Bryant Park is a not over-large park backing up to the big public library, the one with the two famous lions in front, near 42nd Street in midtown. I don’t know the attraction for Glenn Beck and family - there would have to be nicer places to see an outdoor movie for those that don’t actually live in the city, but good for him doing what he wants, where he wants.
The crowd’s behavior is disgusting though - he shouldn’t have to be on guard himself, let alone for his wife and family, from head-cases with unreasoning issues about his politics. Way to ensure his children are introduced early to the entirely rational contempt reasonable people have for leftists, goons. Chances are as good as not the offenders were from out of town, drawn here by what they think is the communist free-for-all experience of a lifetime, that in reality lasts just a few years before they move on elsewhere.
I just wouldn't actually do it.
Just shows us that a pinkie and a cork doesn’t equal class or manners.
Was this event and location in NYC not a safe place to be? Is it known for crime and muggings at these events. Are you saying that it is unsafe for people to go to watch movies at this summer NYC event?
I love that library as well - it’s one of the few quiet places here, and no other I can think of is as grand - that reading room is someplace anyone visiting should see. Not a lending library, nicely old-fashioned: so many books have been written or researched there. The park behind it has changed a lot over these past few years - I had no idea it was like Washington Square Park and used to be a potter’s field. You really do learn something new every day I guess.
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