By Nicholas Contompasis
The liberal pigs of New York were out last night to destroy the one man in America that is trying to save it. Is there no hope for this City?
Fox News Host Glenn Beck: My Family was Harassed During New York Bryant Park Movie '39 Steps'
BY ALIYAH SHAHID
Radio and television personality Glenn Beck said Tuesday that he and his family were verbally assaulted at a movie in Bryant Park earlier this week.
It's not easy being Glenn Beck.
The outgoing Fox News host held back tears on Tuesday as he recounted how he was verbally assaulted in New York's Bryant Park while watching an outdoor movie with his wife and daughter.
Beck, 47, said cinemagoers turned on him during Monday's screening of Alfred Hitchcock's "The 39 Steps." One person, he said, shouted "We hate conservatives here" and another yelled "We're in New York and we hate Republicans."
To top it off, one angry person purposefully kicked a cup of wine onto his wife's back, as others snapped photographs of him and his family, said Beck.
He likened the attack to a public lynching.
"'I swear to you, I think, if I had suggested, and I almost did, 'Wow, does anybody have a rope? Because there's tree here. You could just lynch me.' And I think there would have been a couple in the crowd that would have," Beck said on his radio show.
Beck decided against leaving, but said the crowd -- "some of the most hateful people" he has ever seen -- began to applaud as he exited at the end of the film.
"I have a right to watch a movie and enjoy a movie with my family in the park," he said.
Glenn Beck and his wife, Tania. (Glennbeck.com)
On his website, Beck wrote that he doesn't "expect a warm° welcome in New York City," but what bothered him was the "cowardly behavior of the crowd."
On his television show, he continued, "You would think there would be some common decency, especially among the culturally superior here in New York."
One woman, Lindsay Piscitell, who was sitting behind the Becks at Bryant Park, shared her version of events with New York Magazine.
She said it was his security detail that seemed to be "unnecessarily prickly with the crowd, scolding myself and my friends for acrobatics and other harmless activities taking place well before the movie started."
As for the wine?
"It was my friend that spilled the glass of wine," said Piscitell, adding that apologies were immediately made to Beck's wife, Tania. "And I can assure you that it was a complete accident. A happy one, to be sure, but nonetheless a complete and utter accident"