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Glenn Beck and family encounter hostility in NYC

Elise Young Contributor
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When Glenn Beck ventured out with his wife and daughter to catch a Hitchcock flick in New York City’s Bryant Park, the event “turned into a hostile free-for-all,” according to his website.

He and his family weathered verbal abuses and slurs against conservatives, and an angry moviegoer even kicked a glass of wine onto his wife, Beck said in a video on his site. (New Koch video draws parallel between economic freedom, quality of life)

“These people were some of the most hateful people I’ve ever seen,” he said. “I swear to you I think, if I had suggested, and I almost did, ‘Wow, does anybody have a rope? Because there’s a tree here. You could just lynch me,’ and I think there would have been a couple in the crowd that would have.”

Beck lamented the other movie watchers who attacked his family and took pictures of them.

“Please leave my family out of it,” he said.

But he used the occasion to teach his viewers an important life lesson.

“We have to find a way to love people like that,” he said. “In the end, only love remains.”