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Glenn Beck Diagnosed With MD, Going Blind?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Deeper_Background, Jul 19, 2010.

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  1. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

    During a tearful and passionate speech at his "American Revival" meeting in Salt Lake City on Saturday, Fox News host Glenn Beck revealed that he may be going blind.

    During his speech (video below), Beck told the audience, "I can't focus my eyes."

    Taking a shot at health care reform, Beck said, "I went to the best doctor I could find, while I could still go to the best doctor I can find."

    Beck, 46, says he has been diagnosed with macular dystrophy, and joked that the doctor told him, "You could go blind in the next year . . . or you might not."
  2. Boom_70

    Boom_70 Well-Known Member

    Re: Glenn Beck Diagnosed With MS, Going Blind?

    Paul Harvey had that
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    Beck blind. Rush deaf.

    There's a joke in there somewhere.

    Who's going to lose their voice?
  4. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    This seemed to work for Rush.
  5. Starman

    Starman Well-Known Member

    well knock me over with a feather.


    It is a little amusing how this supposedly manly man can hardly go about six minutes without dissolving into another weeping jag.

    I don't think I've cried in public in 40 years.
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  6. Oggiedoggie

    Oggiedoggie Well-Known Member

    "There are none so blind as those who will not see."

    John Heywood, in Dialogue of Proverbs, 1546
  7. bigbadeagle

    bigbadeagle Member

    I did once, sort of, about five years ago. Just before the start of a videoteleconference with the commanding general in Baghdad. He started talking about my dad, who had died a week before, and I absolutely lost it.

    Does this mean the chalkboard print for Herr Beck will have to get bigger now?
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  8. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I'm not a fan of Beck, so bash him all you want, but I don't think he's ever sold himself as an "alpha male".

    When I've listened to him, he's always making fun of himself for crying.

    And, for those of you who missed it when I posted this before, here's Frank Caliendo doing his Beck impersonation -- on Beck's show:


    It's very funny. Totally mocks him.
  9. Deeper_Background

    Deeper_Background Active Member

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  10. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    My mother said if I didn't have anything nice to say, don't say anything.

    Oh, and Glenn Beck's mother said that if he didn't stop doing that to himself, he'd go blind.
  11. CR19

    CR19 Member

    If he is truly losing his sight, I don't want to blast him. However, I wouldn't be entirely shocked if this was a ploy to support his cause.
  12. Piotr Rasputin

    Piotr Rasputin New Member

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