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GLENN: That is great. I was in Harlem on well, yesterday. You should have gone, Pat.
PAT: I wasn't I wasn't even invited. I wanted to. When I found out you went to Harlem without me, I was really bummed.
GLENN: You were like, really? Walking around the streets of Harlem with you, Glenn? That would have been a dream come true.
PAT: That was great.
GLENN: It was a little hostile.
PAT: Was it? I'm really surprised.
GLENN: It was a little hostile, yeah. But it was funny because I went with Charles Payne to his old neighborhood when he grew up and it's for a piece that I'm going to do here in the next couple of weeks. And so we were walking down the street and we were just talking and the cameras were there and everything else, and we stopped on a street corner and I started talking Charles was talking to me and this crowd started to form. And one woman was speaking very loudly. I'm sure you'll be able to hear her during the interview. She was speaking very loudly and she was like, yes, sir, that is Glenn Beck. And somebody else was like, that can't be him. Yes, it is. I see him all the time. That's Glenn Beck. What is he doing in our neighborhood? I mean, it was ugly. And so we finished the conversation and I went over and introduced myself and she was like, see, I told you it was him; what are you doing here? And I said, just doing a little conversation with Charles Payne here. I didn't you know, I wanted to say, I didn't know I had to check with the sheriff to be able to get in. And she said, well, what do you even know about this neighborhood? And I said, I don't know anything. That's why I brought Charles along because this is his neighborhood. Oh, really? He grew up here? Yeah, that was his house. And then he moved across the street. And see that window over there? That's the window he used to look out, the old bar that used to sit right here. And then her whole demeanor changed. And so we started talking about the neighborhood. And I said, you know, I told Charles when I got here, I've been in spooky areas of New York; this ain't one of them. You know, the neighborhood has changed and they are really doing a lot. And then she started saying, I know, it has changed a lot. But now here's the problem. We've changed it. We've worked so hard. We went and lived through all the times of the gunfire and then the city and, you know, Bill Clinton moves in and the government starts to help everybody change their neighborhoods and now we can't afford to live here. I'm like, hmmm. And then somebody tapped me on the shoulder and I said I turned around and said, yes? And there was a guy standing there and he said, I'm from this neighborhood, too. He said, Mr. Beck, I don't mean to be rude. And I'm thinking, oh, boy.
PAT: Here it comes.
GLENN: And he's shaking my hand and I said, well, go ahead. What's on your mind? And he launches in and he said, I have to tell you I paid attention for a long time and I have been screaming at my television over the last five years and then you came on. And I'm like, and? And he said, finally somebody's saying what I've been screaming at my television this whole time.
GLENN: Both these people are taking us to hell. And he just launches in. And we got it all on tape. And I talked to him for maybe 15, 20 minutes. It was fascinating conversation with just a guy on the street in Harlem who just happened to be walking by me and we happened to have a TV camera, and fascinating, fascinating guy.
PAT: Not an Obama fan.
GLENN: Not, not an Obama fan. And I said, so you are not a fan of Obama, or something like that. And he said, hell no. He said, you know, everybody has to because he even started talking about Rush Limbaugh. And I said, you know, I've got to tell you when I thought about going to Harlem, I never thought I'd hear somebody singing the praises of Rush Limbaugh on the street. And he said, we all have to stop looking at stereotypes now, don't we?
PAT: Well, we would have to stop looking at polls, too, because they kind of tell you something. When 97% back someone, 97% of one certain group back somebody, it's hard not to think, well, you are probably a Barack Obama supporter.
GLENN: Yeah. Well, it was interesting. He was a marine. That's why. And he is pissed about what's happening in Afghanistan.
PAT: Good. That's great.
GLENN: He said, I went over there and fought and died so my children wouldn't have to and he said what's going on right now is my kids are going to have to go back there and clean all this up because they are not doing any of the job that they said they were going to do. It was just very interesting conversation. So we'll play that, we'll play that next week.