Gutfeld: Glenn Beck Harassed by Intolerant Coward
Written by Greg Gutfeld / Published June 30, 2011 / Red Eye
So, on Tuesday, Glenn Beck talked about how he and his family were harassed while catching an outdoor movie in Manhattan's Bryant Park.
Here, Glenn got emotional.
(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP FROM "GLENN BECK")
GLENN BECK, HOST: But here we are, surrounded when my wife and daughter decided they had to get up and go to the bathroom. Now, this is -- oh, jeez, I don't know, halfway across the park. How do people even know halfway across the park? And that's when a man as they came back and told me with my daughter with tears in her eyes that another man stood up and pointed at them and shouted, "We hate conservatives."
It wasn't too much longer that the people that were sitting behind us accidentally spilled an alcoholic beverage all over our blanket, all over my wife's back. They laughed about it.
I thought to myself, boy, mom and dad must be proud.
(END VIDEO CLIP)
Now, Glenn gets upset, a lot, so you never know how much is theater.
But then Lindsey Piscatell wrote a letter, saying she was seated behind him. Some excerpts -- "...while the crowd was certainly not 'thrilled' that he had shown up, his family was left completely alone, and for the most part, he was too. Conversely, 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..."
Acrobatics? Everyone does that before a movie, right?
She goes on -- "It was my friend that spilled the... wine...and I can assure you that it was a complete accident. A happy one, to be sure, but nonetheless a complete and utter accident. As soon as the wine spilled ...apologies were made and my friends pretty much scrambled to give ... napkins..."
So I contacted this Lindsey person, via e-mail to follow up. But she never got back to me.
I wanted to ask her why, in her letter, she doesn't mention her tweet. You know, the one where she wrote "F**king asshole Glenn Beck is sitting next to me... get the f**k out of my city."
And what of the tweet from a friend, suggesting Lindsey spill wine on Beck, "accidentally"?
Yeah, a coincidence.
Now, Lindsey's letter showed up all over (as well as the creepy pics she took of Beck's family), without scrutiny.
But why should there be? It was Beck.
Which gets to my main point.
Bullying is cowardice exploiting opportunity.
Lindsey went after Beck because she knew she could.
She's safe, among a mob. The bully need not a spine to toss the wine.
And that wine wasn't spilled. It was projected.
Finally, Lindsey hides behind the coward's cloak -- tolerance -- claiming she's really accepting, as long as you agree with her.
But, if you really think this is the way "New Yorkers" act -- targeting someone because they're different-- you aren't a New Yorker.
You're a fascist.
Or from Philly.
And if you disagree with me, you're worse than Hitler.
-- Greg Gutfeld hosts "Red Eye" weekdays at 3 a.m. ET. Send your comments to: email@example.com