Glenn Beck faced off with New Yorkers over the Labor Day weekend, and also vowed to never fly American Airlines again.
Beck used to live in Manhattan, but he and his family moved to Dallas — where he opened his GBTV studios — last year. On Tuesday, he told listeners that his recent visit to the Big Apple reminded him "why [he] was so glad to move out of New York City," which he said has become a "vile and hateful place."
Beck claimed that he was treated with disdain at several restaurants, beginning with dinner at a barbecue joint on Friday night. He said that he got a look from the staff that read "how dare you even come in here."
The rest of the weekend was pretty similar, according to Beck. "I was openly mocked by the patrons, and my wife was begging to leave as she heard the wait staff and management gasp in horror that they actually had to serve me," he said about breakfast the next day. "Lunch was no different."
The host directed the rest of his ire at American Airlines, which he said treated him like a "subhuman" on the plane. Beck said that his flight attendent "barked" at him and "slammed" a soda in front of him, while treating other passengers courteously.
"Never once did he offer a kind or even a neutral word to me," Beck said. "I had service unlike I have never had ever before in my life, and I have had rude service before."
"Are they happy that other conservatives even fly in their planes?" he continued. "I know yesterday I did have a choice and I chose wrong... And my family will never choose American Airlines again."
Beck has blasted New Yorkers before. Shortly before moving to Dallas, he recounted a testy exchange with a neighbor that prompted him to declare that "it's the people who wreck" the city. He also complained about a couple listening in on his conversation, and said that he and his family were attacked at an outdoor movie screening last summer.