Far Left Goons Harass Glenn Beck Family at Outdoor Concert

What hateful people.
Glenn Beck and his wife and daughter went to an outdoor movie at a park in New York City on Monday night. The leftists in the crowd were so mean and threatening that the Beck family was forced to leave the park early.

Gawker has pictures.

The commenters on Gawker are as hateful as the leftists who harassed his family at the park.

Beck talked about the night out on his radio show.

Of course, this story won’t make any headlines in the liberal media.
The Baze reported:

There are those who love freedom of expression, as long as it’s 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 City’s 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 park’s great lawn while watching the films on a giant screen.

As Beck explained, he attended Monday night‘s public showing of Alfred Hitchcock’s “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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  • tommy mc donnell

    welcome to liberal america.

  • zipity

    My, my, my. How tolerant and inclusive of them. Anyone surprised? Bueller…….Bueller….?

  • Marta

    Why is he surprised? Typical quality of people that flock to “free” events, especially in NY. Lie down with dogs, get up with fleas.

  • big L

    he better hire some guards. and some goons that are regularly dressed and blend-in next to him, that can pull bad boys out of the crowds by the hair.and remove them to the garbage can

  • TiminPhx

    Leftists are scum, violent, and dangerous.

    But it’s not blaming the victim to still ask of Glenn, what in the hell was he thinking.

    It’s New York. The percentage of that type of slime would make it about as reasonable as an 18 year old girl walking alone through the park at night in a mini-skirt while intoxicated.

    You are not asking for it, but you sure are dangling raw meant in front of the savages.

  • aamylf

    Diversity means anything that isn’t white, Christian, male or conservative…so it isn’t really ‘hate speech’ if spewed at a white, conservative, Christian male. And they don’t see the irony of it.


    welcome to the welfare nanny a-holes that continue to get free assistance from the “food stamp mooslum”…this SHI% will never end until we break the cycle that allows people to be supported by free gov’t handouts the rest of their lives…I say no job… on welfare… automatically in the armed forces…maybe that will teach them some respect and accomplishment and if they don’t make it out alive…oh well one less free loader

  • donh

    Talk about life immitating art…This is the Wikipedia plot summary of ” 39 Steps ” …” Canadian Richard Hannay (Robert Donat) is watching a demonstration of the superlative powers of recall of “Mr. Memory” (Wylie Watson) (a man with a photographic memory) at a London music hall theatre when shots are fired.[2] .”…. Glenn found himself watching the movie in the 4th dimension of himself being the very film he was viewing.

  • Yeosailor

    The blind hate sounds like it’s from cult members. Brainwashed, for real.

  • jorgen

    Read Ann Coulter’s book: Demonic.

  • Montana Miles

    Correlation factor… U.S. seeing more anti-Semitism tolerated and introduced by Obama administration; i.e. Israel 1967 borders? DOJ non-punishment for those committing voter intimidation, Black Panthers. Intolerant people stating they will determine what people should tolerate.

    That type of intolerance is what Glenn Beck faced with the courage not to escalate their hate but instead to stand for his rights in the midst of them that will not tolerate a differing point of view from their point of view.

    In history; if one reads history German tolerance was changed to German intolerance as a manipulator pushed a type of national mind control upon the people. That same pusher of intolerance would later take his own life.

  • StrangernFiction

    Liberals do need love, tough love.

  • We Demand Freedom

    Liberalism is an evil mental disorder. It’s going to destroy this Country if we don’t put a stop to it. And that’s the truth.

  • LibsRMorons

    Conservatives need to be aware of their surroundings at all times. These freaks are not afraid to do things like this, until we begin to fight back. We outnumber them! But of course this is NY and the freak factor is a bit more “out there”.

    Seeing the stories about the young black MOBS and all of the other crap going on in this nation, everyone that can, SHOULD be getting concealed weapons permits.

  • Dave

    The real face of liberalism.

  • Trish

    Proving once again, there is NO compassion on the left, and no tolerance of anyone who thinks differently than them.

  • jimg

    I’ll say it again, it’s only a matter of time before these thugs pull this with the wrong person or persons.

    And then it’ll be time to dance.

  • Espresso Logic – The 6th Sense

    Typical for a sh!thole like NYC.

  • Malignant imbeciles!

  • ebayer

    If anything would’ve happened to Beck or his family,will the media point fingers at themselves as purveyors of hate?
    Just as they pointed fingers at Sarah Palin after Gabby Giffords was shot,I would hold Jon Stewart,Dana Milbank,Barack Obama,Chris Matthews,Joe Klein,Keith Olbermann and the rest of Big Media accountable for creating the hate directed Beck and Fox News.

  • the real wow

    #3 June 28, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    Marta commented:

    You are wrong. When I lived in NY I often went to concerts in the park and to other events. What we are seeing is simply a breakdown of values and herd mentality. Do not paint everyone with the same paintbrush.

  • Ozark Lee

    After he moves to Texas they will welcome him with open arms at any public event he wants to attend. Not that they are all necessarily like minded but things are much more civil in Texas and the other Plains states.


  • John03

    I will NEVER set foot in NYC or spend one dime there ever again. These are the rudist, snottiest animals I’ve ever seen. I almost not feeling bad about 9-11 any more.

  • I heard this on the radio. Beck should take his millions and the jobs from Mercury and move to TX, TN or any number of low-no tax states. Leave NYC floundering with one less business owner to pay the bills for the wretched leftists.

  • Valerie

    For some New Yorkers, this is what passes for “activism,” just like calling people from the rest of the country “slopeheads.” The reputation New Yorkers have for being rude and provincial is of long standing, and hard-earned.

  • bg



    Thomas Sowell
    July 4th

    [More than a hundred years ago, so-called “Progressives” began a campaign to undermine the Constitution’s strict limitations on government, which stood in the way of self-anointed political crusaders imposing their grand schemes on all the rest of us. That effort to discredit the Constitution continues to this day, and the arguments haven’t really changed much in a hundred years.

    The cover story in the July 4th issue of Time magazine is a classic example
    of this arrogance. It asks of the Constitution: “Does it still matter?”


  • Mahdi Al-Dajjal

    And you wonder how difficult it was for leftwing national socialists, like Hilter and Goebbles, to find such hatefilled people willing to wear brown shirts and round people up for deportation, internment, and eventual summary execution.

  • The Blue counties versus Red counties definitely have different attitudes that are VERY noticeable.

    In the Southern states, it’s common practice for strangers to walk over to soldiers and say, “Thank you for your service.” In blue states, blue counties noooo. Not even Nooo, but hostile. It’s VERY specific:
    South of Denver in Colorado Springs area, it’s friendly, only a few miles away north of Denver, a soldier commented, “Unbelievable. I literally felt like I was in enemy territory.”
    No, “Thank you for your service,” but literally people turning away, a shifty uncomfortable silence, furtive glances and whispering. Pathetic.

    It’s one against the mob. Most prudent is to go elsewhere until a critical mass of more polite behavior is restored. Might be YEARS, so go elsewhere.

  • gawntrail

    Many Conservatives and non-Liberals see this kind of behavior as wrong, uncivilized, and basically beneath themselves. But, bank on this. This is exactly the behavior its going to take to counter the current crops of hippie/hipster takers that are modern liberals. They’ve gotten what they want and gotten people to back down because they mouth off with foul language and insults.

    Well, its time to step right up in their grills, and in no uncertain terms, let these pukes know that we’re not taking it any more……….AND we’re not talking or arguing about it. And when the puzzled look turns into more words. They get some physical violence right up close and personal. As Americans we are within our rights to defend ourselves against assault and imminent harm. Somebody getting in my personal space barking and spewing spit constitutes defending myself against assault and imminent harm……especially if my family is around.

    Now, I know that this kind of behavior and action/reaction goes against the grain of many people’s sensitivities, but, you counter bullies by calling their bluff and then being serious about it. Yeah, some teeth will get spit out and some lacerations will need to be tended to…….. But, the smart ones among them will notice the correlation between their mouth and the ensuing pain and back down.

    Then, we can have a dialogue. But, there will be no civil discussion, before we mud stomp some as examples. Always remember too, the biggest mouth spits the most teeth. That usually gets the message across pretty quick.

    Beck showed an honorable amount of restraint with his family present. But, the loons could care less. They see it as a victory because Beck withdrew. And these kind of episodes continue until these people are confronted with picking up teeth, getting stitched up, and downing advil for the lumps and bruises.

  • big L

    Looked like Beck et al were just blending in pretty well.I suppose there were no police.Or the ones there were sympatico…

  • Joanne

    What do muslims and liberals have in common? They are both full of hate and godless.

  • Joanne

    These people will all gleefully accept the Mark of the Beast – payback is a bitch!

  • RedBeard

    Not everyone in NYC is an obnoxious braying jackass, I’ll grant that much. But I can’t think of any city in the country with a higher percentage of obnoxious braying jackasses. What a great claim to fame.

  • Where was Marcus? Beck has security with him all the time. I’m sure he made it clear short of a direct threat his people were not to break anyone in two. Kicking wine on his wife is what cowards do.

    I watched Lonesome Dove again last night and wished we still followed some of those ideals, one being what the character Woodrow said “I hate rude behavior in a man, won’t tolerate it.” He had just finished beating some guy for whipping a youngster. That is what should have happened.

    Same with the flash mobs. It is their good fortune they didn’t pull that around me or my friends, all who carry legally. It would have been ugly but would have also put an end to the foolishness. They do it because they can get away with it, just like the person who kicked the drink over and harassed the Beck family.

    We should simply stop tolerating it. Like I told a shitb-g once who was talking about the right to burn the flag. “You have the Constitutional right to do it. I have the Constitutional right to beat the living cr-p out of you for doing it. The question now is, ‘How much do you really want to exercise that right in front of me?'”

  • AE

    They like democracy as long as it goes there way. Chavez’s brother in Venezuela is already saying that they would “prefer” the ballot box, but that people need to be ready to pick up arms to further the revolution.

  • Ginger

    The one who laughs last laughs the longest! When Sarah announces her run for the presidency and puts the f..n kenyan fraud unemployed in November 2012 we will laugh the longest. btw…the liberal/communist/muslim morons heads will explode. They say that Boehner will do nothing to this fraud and his corrupted butt kissers because they are afraid of the blacks rioting ………… Well what are they going to do when the kenyan fraud LOOSES in November 2012 and the blacks still riot????? GET IT OVER WITH CONGRESS/ARMNED FORCES/SUPREME COURT…which went on their 3 month vacation instead of working on the Death Care Bill! COWARDS! We will clean house in November 2012.

    BTW…I think Boehner is one of them! He is all mouth and no action!

  • retire05

    Did you notice the responses at Gawker that are so hateful toward the Log Cabin Republicans. You see, if you don’t march lockstep with these people, they will attack you. You have to assume that all blacks, Hispanics, gays belong to some monolithic think process and no one is allowed to get out of those boundries and have their own opinion.

    Also, the movie was free. Perhaps it should have been advertised as “For Welfare Leeches Only.”

  • redpillpatriot

    Simple solution, a beatdown. Leftists are cowards and don’t know how to fight. Just kick their @ss and they will run away and cry like the babies they are.

    It’s so easy. Like someone else said, undercover security that takes them out and kicks their @ss so there is no link to Beck.

  • redpillpatriot


    I agree 100%, the reason these people are rude is because of laws and lawyers. 50 years ago they would have had their @ss kicked and learned how to behave. It’s the wussification of our entire society.

    If someone smarts off they should either back it up or expect to get b!tch slapped.

  • tj

    The left will tolerate anything.. except someone who doesn’t agree with them….

  • Andreas K.

    The comments there just show how utterly uned… No. No more playing nice. All the people commenting there have merely proven my point about self proclaimed “progressives” and “liberals”: they are dumb as dirt.

  • ert

    Glenn was asking for trouble by doing this, but I can’t believe not a single New Yorker stood up for him, just based on principle.

  • redpillpatriot

    #42 I can

  • Callipygian1

    Glenn Beck should announce on his radio show that he will attend the movies again, and welcomes freedom loving people to join him…

  • JudithNYC

    As a longtime resident New Yorker, please GlenBbeck let me apologize on behalf of these losers in the park audience. Truly sophisticated, smart, tolerant, open-minded & kind New Yorkers are gracious no matter the politics. I’m glad you stayed the entire movie. The people you encountered are extreme bc/ they have hate in their heart & they took cowardly refuge in a deranged, selfish, scared mob…they are not the majority. Next time, you want to see a concert/movie in the park please let us conservatives know beforehand & we will rally around you as we all sit proudly on our red/white/blue blankets.

  • O:F

    I didn’t think these things happened i America. Reminds me when I went to boarding school and was watching the news in a public room. Some leftists started going “BOOOO” whenever Bush’s image was shown, then when they interviewed some iraqi who had been beaten by Saddam’s police, they all simultaniously looked away and started talking about something else. But don’t think they all have the same view – no, they will find some small detail of marxist theory that they don’t agree with other leftists on and beat each other on the head with.

  • Dave-O

    Nice comment #45 – good for you. Unfortunately, I understand that Glenn Beck and his family left before the movie was over. Perhaps out of some concern of what might happen as the crowd was breaking up?

    I agree with many of the comments above who say that a primary reason these people act the way they do is that they know that people such as Glenn Beck have the good manners not to retaliate.

    Bringing a few Hells Angels along to sit next to you would definitely lead to better manners from those seated around you. And even more, letting people know that you have the will and the means to stand up for yourself. Until that happens, just expect more ill manners, as it will continue so long as they have no fear that their target might retaliate.

  • TXPatriot

    What a difference 10 yrs can make. Long gone are the days after 9/11 when we were all simply Americans. We said that we would never forget….and we have. This truly saddens me.

  • Trekker

    Just remember who thee folks are America. When the coming civil war commences, you’ll know who to go after…regardless of the reason we’re at war.

  • capitalist

    I’m kind of wondering how many of these hecklers actually fall in the category of “gainfully employed” or, “actively seeking employment.” Or, are they people just hanging around on the public dole. Past observation of events of this kind suggests to me that they tend to attract a lot of those.

  • Mikey

    I HATE what America has become under Obama. Now the left makes it hard to just be a decent person. I read about it everyday – all the vitriol that is spewed from the left. Sorry this happened to you, Mr. Beck. God Bless you and your family. You should be able to do whatever you want in America. Last time I checked, it was still a free country. Did that change?

  • Rob Crawford

    But if you asked, they’d say they’re tolerant.

  • Rob Crawford

    Glenn was asking for trouble by doing this…


  • I blogged this as soon as I heard it: “The diversity people attack Glenn Beck and family like the free speech people attack Meghan Cox Gurdon. @josephkerry @wsj” http://twitter.com/SafeLibraries/status/85706836325576704

    Now I see the Gateway Pundit’s “Far Left Goons Harass Glenn Beck Family at Outdoor Concert.” This reminds me of “Far Left Goons Harass Meghan Cox Gurdon at #YAsaves Twitter” Go see for yourselves how “Mrs. Gurdon [who] writes regularly about children’s books for the [Wall Street] Journal” is attacked, in her own words:

    My ‘Reprehensible’ Take on Teen Literature; Raise Questions About Self-Mutilation and Incest As a Young-Adult Theme and All Hell Breaks Loose,” by Meghan Cox Gurdon, Wall Street Journal, 28 June 2011

    More here from my own site:

    False Censorship Claims Exposed by WSJ Author Attacked for Exposing Truth About Young Adult Books; Meghan Cox Gurdon Decries Incomplete and Uninformative Book Reviews

  • RickS

    Pure evil. These are the vile liberal scum we conservatives face and must, absolutely must, defeat in 2012 to save our country. God help us.

  • CitizenSane1967

    The Left and Liberals are only tolerant of people who are just like themselves. They attack Beck because they disagree with his views, yet they are supposedly for Freedom of Speech. Ironic!! He has never said anything hateful, he has his opinions which he is entitled to, yet those views aren’t what the Left believe. I am surprised that no one there had the SPINE to stand up of Beck and his family. NYC you should be ashamed of yourselves. 70 years ago a gang of thugs did horrific things because no one stood up to them.

  • Molon Labe

    This is about the death of civility in America. The Left has no manners, no honesty. They are filled with hatred and rage.

    If you disagree with a progressive you will get sent to a gulag.

    Remember that if you think there is such a thing as a moderate progressive or democrat. Worse are the RINOs who shield and protect these animals.

  • Militant Conservative

    Glen leave a socialist state of NY and come to Texas.

    Problem solved your family is safe among patriots.

    AND a non state tax state for your business.

    Success is the best revenge.

    FO&D MSM, powder is dry

  • bitterclinger

    It’s hard to imagine Beck going out without his Blackwater security guys. It’s more sad that he or anyone else in America (Sarah Palin, anyone?) is hated enough to need 24/7 security. I was at 8/28 in DC and crossing the street when Glenn was being hustled by his security team into a solid black SUV, part of a long line of solid-black SUVs.

    That aside, this is turning into the ultimate battle of good vs evil, much like moonbat Stephen King’s The Stand. It appears that people like Beck and Palin represent something so foreign to these loons that rage bubbles up instantly out of their black souls.

  • Mikey

    The comments at Gawker were appalling.
    They start the distortions and lies at the top of the comments and begin telling selective little tidbits of untruths about what happened.
    Like the kids game of “Telephone” by the time you get halfway down the comments page the story now is that a friend of Glenn’s wife accidentally had spilled some wine on her and it was no big deal. And that Glenn is lying about everything that happened
    Even though several eye witnesses beg to differ and corroborate Glenn’s version of events.
    Glenn also apparently deserved the harassment because (gasp) he dared to appear in public.
    He deserved all this because hes a hater and spews hate.
    But no proof or links to any of this alleged “hate” are ever offered.
    Obviously the haters that harassed him have never watched Glenn’s show and are just told what to think by George Soros media outlets. What tools.
    It’s just sickening to think that these intolerant leftist fascist scum live in our otherwise wonderful country.

    leftist fascist scum

  • Tom Mitchell

    Well I believe the above comment about the left and muslims being alike and full of hate is correct. They act like animals and are proud of it. Obama has helped to make them feel he is behind them and with his union thugs they think they will rule our country. We need to vote the Dems out and put in good judges and put the haters in jail. They have no respect for women and are nasty to all women. Even the liberal left women hate all other women. They remind me of a pack of stray dogs going after any weak animal they find.

  • Stu

    He deserves everything he got. He slings the hash on a daily basis. If he thinks he’s not going to suffer any consequences he’s obviously mistaken.

  • Chisum


    You are so right! And his wife and children had it coming, too!


    I think I have finally put a face to the term ‘demoroid’. That would be you, Stu.

  • muffler

    I live in NYC and have attended Bryant Park movie nights… I don’t care what Beck is saying, but we see celebrities all the time… means nothing at all. In fact I would have taken a photo and posedt it to facebook, but other than that no lets celebrities ruin movie night with friends. BTW I saw Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) in the Village two weeks ago just walking on Hudson street… no one – no one stopped him to say hello. Why? Because we don’t care if they are celebrities… you guys do.

    You also forget that Fox news has chosen to be in NYC and they all live here… yeah they have rough lives in enemy territory… that’s why they seem to stay and enjoy the theater, music, food and all the good trappings of being Elite. – LOL. The only ones who go for the facade and buy into the division are you guys…. LOL….

  • BurmaShave

    If Ann Coulter simply wrote up a paragraph on every incident such as this, she could put out second edition of her book Demonic in no time. In fact she could publish an entire second volume is a few months.

    Liberals are truly sick animals.

  • bg


    Chisum #63

    re: [I think I have finally put a face to the term ‘demoroid’.]



  • Anon

    Glenn Beck also addressed the harassment in the Glenn Beck Program, June 28, 2011.

    Unfortunately, he left his 20 year old daughter, and her boyfriend ALONE in the park, after Glenn, with wife left the park. (His daughter, and her boyfriend were safe.)


  • Heather Allen

    I’m just glad I’m a Hoosier…

  • Beck should try to have this FREE place shut down to this type of event since it leads to violence. That way no one gets to enjoy their freedom!

  • mikemay777

    And this is just one of many reasons Beck moved to Texas.