July 21st, 2010
01:30 PM ET

What is Glenn Beck's eye disorder?

Fox TV personality Glenn Beck announced last week that he has an eye disorder known as macular dystrophy and  “could go blind the next year."

Beck began to cry during the speech at his “American Revival” tour in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Saturday.

“I know what my wife looks like,” he said. “I know what my children look like. I have a great imagination. I know what color looks like. But I love to read.”

Beck, 46, then joked, “I thought to myself I’m too darn lazy to learn Braille.”

He said he was having trouble focusing his eyes and went to a doctor.

Macular dystrophy can be a confusing term, because it’s used broadly and interchangeably with several diseases including macular degeneration, a common cause of blindness for Americans over the age of 60.

For someone at the age of 46, the macular dystrophy Beck referred to could be hereditary forms of retina damage, said Dr. David DiLoreto, assistant professor of ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Medical Center, who is not involved in Beck’s care.

There are several forms, including pattern dystrophy, adult vitelliform degeneration and dominant drusen.

Their symptoms are very gradual, mild and often painless. The early signs could be tiny blind spots, inability to distinguish objects at a distance or waviness in vision.

“It makes it difficult to perceive small objects such as reading,” said Dr. Mina Chung, an associate professor of ophthalmology, who researches retinal imaging and genetic eye diseases at the University of Rochester. “In early phases, it can be very mild, with trouble distinguishing fine targets. In later phases, it can cause legal blindness.”

The macula, which is the center part of the retina is damaged. Usually, macular dystrophy in adult onset cases does not cause complete blindness, but it could be “very disabling,” she said.

Macular dystrophy is rare compared with the more common macular degeneration, which affects at least one in 10 Americans over  age 65.

Scientists have yet to identify the gene behind macular dystrophy and a cure is not available.

Beck credited his religion for helping him cope. "After I stopped feeling sorry for myself, I truly came to a place which is the greatest blessing: Lord, if you need my eyes, they're yours. They were yours the whole time anyway. Thank you for letting me see as far as I have.”

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  1. Tom, Vermilion, Ohio

    Hmmmgh...must go sacrifice another goat, next moon. Maybe doctor needed to relieve pressure on brain.

    July 21, 2010 at 13:45 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Maggie G

      U R A complete DICKWAD!

      July 21, 2010 at 15:51 | Report abuse |
    • Brent Clinton

      Pulled off of your lips

      July 21, 2010 at 21:56 | Report abuse |
    • Brent Clinton

      So that's what just came out of your mouth!

      July 21, 2010 at 21:58 | Report abuse |
    • Wow

      Use your words. It's not too hard to add two additional letters to those lonely U and Rs. Might even make you look a bit more intelligent.

      July 21, 2010 at 15:55 | Report abuse |
    • KJazzy

      God is not pleased with Glenn Beck. Glenn hates President Obama because he is black. Those illnesses are brought on by his evil villain thoughts and it's eating him alive. I have ABSOLUTELY no remorse for Glenn Beck. He will deteriorate slowly. He is an evil person that deserves whatever illness is brought upon him.

      October 11, 2010 at 18:31 | Report abuse |
  2. matt

    God works in mysterious ways but Mr. Beck doesn't need his eyes to see the impact that he has had on this country during one of its greatest times of need. He has been a great inspiration for people with fundamental values inline with the men that founded this great nation..."under God".

    July 21, 2010 at 14:04 | Report abuse | Reply
    • sbp

      Hey, clueless one, the Founding Fathers were almost to a man "Deists". They did not believe in the Christian Bible as fundamentally true. They regarded it as a book of ethics coupled with silly superstition. Jefferson thought of Jesus as a philosopher, not a deity, and rewrote the New Testament removing all the "magic."

      Deism is a religious and philosophical belief that a supreme being created the universe, and that this (and religious truth in general) can be determined using reason and observation of the natural world alone, without the need for either faith or organized religion. Many Deists reject the notion that God intervenes in human affairs, for example through miracles and revelations.

      The Founding Fathers believed in science and reason. They would have rejected Creationism as an effront to science. In essence, they saw reason and science as spiritual in and of itself.

      July 21, 2010 at 14:53 | Report abuse |
    • Gilda

      Read Article 11 of the Treaty of Tripoli, which states unequivocally that the United States was NOT founded upon the Christian religion. This treaty was ratified by the then sitting President, who was present at the Constitutional Convention.

      July 21, 2010 at 20:41 | Report abuse |
    • John (orego)

      can you please post your sources so I can study them?

      thanks in advance.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:46 | Report abuse |
    • Gilda

      You can find it at http://www.stephenjaygould.org/ctrl/treaty_tripoli.html Hopefully CNN doesn't have a fit over the URL listing.

      July 21, 2010 at 23:39 | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      I would add that, considering the prevailing attitudes of 18th century Europe, and the vast body of scientific knowledge available now but not then, Deism in Jefferson's time was at least as controversial and dangerous a belief to profess as atheism is today. It took a lot of courage, and you might say it took a lot of faith. If they were alive today, I think they would be atheists. I consider religious references in the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and other related literature, to be vestigial, poetic, and/or diplomatic. Those references are not indicative of a deep Christian faith, but rather of a still-primitive understanding of Nature.

      So I find it ironic, and more than a little disturbing, any time I hear someone parrot the historically indefensible notion that this nation was founded by Christians. It was founded by men who had a certain disgust with Christianity, and a well-deserved one, in my humble opinion.

      July 21, 2010 at 23:35 | Report abuse |
    • Brad

      The phrase "under god" was not uttered by the Founding Fathers. The phrase "under god" was incorporated into the Pledge of Allegiance June 14, 1954, by a Joint Resolution of Congress amending §7 of the Flag Code enacted in 1942.

      July 21, 2010 at 15:26 | Report abuse |
    • BCP

      Glenn Beck's impact on this country has been to disinform based on one of his skewed and just totally insane views. How the hell did this guy get a show that allows him to JUST MAKE STUFF UP that NO ACADEMIC HISTORIAN has ever joined him on to agree (other than revisionist historians who are not credentialed). Fox news, owned by an Australian whose sole goal seems to be to ruin the United States middle class and create a rich and poor society gives pulpits to men whose only sources for news are other Fox commentators–they just MAKE SH–T up! Glenn laughably, is able to espouse to audiences that appear to be barely GED recipients much less college educated his SCHOLARLY ideas such as Obama is a Sccialist (heck he is a Republican), how the Dems do not allow people to have faith. The founding fathers clearly were totally clear on the need for separation of Church and State, yet Beck clearly thinks that these simple ideas are new conspiracies. His "Educational program" is a lot more like Hitler than any of the comparisons he makes between his insane comparisons of Obama to Hitler. He is so caught up in his own dogma that he actually believes the crap he spews out.
      God does work in mysterious ways, now if he can somehow prevent his tongue from working I may just say that divine justice has been served. And I mean this with all my soul, I wish no person illness, but will not shed a tear if Mr. Beck were to disappear from the face of Media in short order...he is a hater, like almost all of Fox news, and has an agenda, and its not to educate but to manipulate the truth with deception and ignorance.

      July 21, 2010 at 15:35 | Report abuse |
    • hmungus

      "God who gave us life gave us liberty. And can the liberties of a nation be thought secure when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that these liberties are of the Gift of God? That they are not to be violated but with His wrath? Indeed, I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just; that His justice cannot sleep forever; That a revolution of the wheel of fortune, a change of situation, is among possible events; that it may become probable by Supernatural influence! The Almighty has no attribute which can take side with us in that event."
      –Notes on the State of Virginia, Query XVIII, p. 237.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:28 | Report abuse |
    • Heptone

      Very well put. You took all the words out of my mouth, I now have no need to comment.

      July 22, 2010 at 01:32 | Report abuse |
    • Manny

      I find it hilarious that people like SBP would say that Jefferson and the founding fathers were "Diests".

      "We had prayers for divine protection, our prayers were heard and graciously answered. Do we imagine we no longer need His assistance?" -Benjamin Franklin

      "This nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religion, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ." -Patrick Henry

      These two statements alone shout to the exact opposite of what people like you believe.

      July 21, 2010 at 15:52 | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Thankfully we have Glen who exudes the very nature of our loving and compassionate Jesus Christ. These people are idiots that do not see that Glen is much more than just a "normal" man. He is truly the God we can talk through and a way that we can live more closer to our religious beliefs. He is an extraordinary man in every sense of the word. People are just jealous they are not in touch with the Lord and Savior as Glen is..largely because these liberals do not have God's blood flowing through their veins like Beck. Instead all Dems are simply satan recarnate!! Just let those who do not believe in our core values go on with their lives. There is no rationalizing with irrational people. If you can not see the light that surrounds Glen's soul then you truly are not a believer.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:07 | Report abuse |
    • God

      You're full of it.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:15 | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      Bill: That was awesome! Hilarious dude!........guys he's joking, no one would write that without it being a joke. Dude I almost soiled myself. Thanks for the laugh!

      July 21, 2010 at 21:19 | Report abuse |
    • Bravo1

      "Not a believer" is the best compliment I could get. I'll take that over ignorant lemming any day.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:25 | Report abuse |
    • Chuck

      Wow, all Dems are satan re(in)carnate? So Republicans are the only godly party then? It's this type of polarizing hate that has us in the mess we're in and why I've become increasely turned off by organized religion. You no better than the militant Muslims who distort their teaching for their own gain. You really think Jesus would behave like Glenn Beck – REALLY? Glenn Beck compassionate? What channel are you watching? Somebody must have edited my KJV Bible because I'm not finding those messages of hate and bigotry that pour out of his mouth. I pity you, I really do. Religion should be what brings us together, instead it's tearing us apart.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:25 | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      Chuck: I do agree with your post........however the Bible is full of messages of hate. Most Christians never bother to read the Bible or research who actually wrote it and why. A loving, caring parent would never let their child near it.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:32 | Report abuse |
    • Mark13

      Hey, another faithful follower of Saul Alinsky. Good job, Chuck. Just lie, smear, and call names without any specifics or context. Right out of the Marxist playbook. Pull out your copy of "Rules for Radicals" and read the forward, where Alinsky gives a shout out to the first radical...Lucifer. Pretty easy to see where the Left is coming from.

      July 28, 2010 at 10:50 | Report abuse |
    • PaulC

      Mark me (666) as a non-Beck believer.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:27 | Report abuse |
    • MrE

      Excuse me for correcting you but this story is about Glen Beck the TV personality.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:38 | Report abuse |
    • shawna

      That was funny. 😀 But I gotta tell ya... I don't think God wants you worshiping satan or false idols.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:59 | Report abuse |
    • Gwenie

      Honey, you better take your eyes off Glen Beck and put them on Jesus...you're goning to let Glen Beck cause you to go to hell...you sound like those folk who were just released from some type of cult.....Glen Beck is not a god and anybody that preaches hate and division like he does couldn't be nothing but the devil himself.....if not the devil, surely one of his chief commanders.....

      July 22, 2010 at 00:49 | Report abuse |
    • aatami

      Yo Manny, uh.......I hate to break it to you pal but, you are wrong. The founding fathers included not just deists but many kabbalists as well including Ben Franklin. They studied ancient mystical jewish teachings. You think men as intelligent and advanced as our founding fathers were really christians? Get a clue! Christianity and religion in general is the opiate of the masses. A controlling mechanism for the ignorant and fearful.

      July 22, 2010 at 00:14 | Report abuse |
    • Caias Ward

      "Some volumes against Deism fell into my hands. They were said to be the substance of sermons preached at Boyle's Lecture. It happened that they produced on me an effect precisely the reverse of what was intended by the writers; for the arguments of the Deists, which were cited in order to be refuted, appealed to me much more forcibly than the refutation itself. In a word, I soon became a thorough Deist." – Benjamin Franklin

      He would seem to disagree with you regarding being a Deist. But what the hell does he know?

      And regardless of the Founding Fathers' personal beliefs, they realized the dangers of a nation founded on one particular faith. It would be a repeat of the Church of England, or the theocracies of the Muslim world. They even acknowledged such in the Treaty of Tripoli, with a unanimous vote on such in Congress. And in all times in which 'faith' became a driving force in our nation, it has caused us great heartache or was born from fear. The 'Godless' communists, the hate against people of a different color often justified through the manipulation of scripture, the Prosperity Gospel only having man serve Mammon instead. Reason should be the order of the day, and anything but that should be kept out of government. Worship no gods or twenty is your business otherwise.

      July 22, 2010 at 02:08 | Report abuse |
    • Wow

      manny- Instead of just fishing the internet for quotes, why not actually read a book about them from an acredited source. You might be surprised at what you find.

      July 21, 2010 at 15:58 | Report abuse |
    • Zman

      WOW...If he did as you suggested he would find a bigger majority were in fact Masons more-so than Christians.

      July 21, 2010 at 23:49 | Report abuse |
    • Ezra

      What resources are you talking about?

      July 22, 2010 at 11:27 | Report abuse |
    • Matt

      This must be Gods way of punishing him for being such a Dbag!

      Ohh and what Brad said about the Pledge is absolutly correct.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:02 | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      Manny, if you doubt that Franklin was a deist, than you obviously know little about him. In his own words, "Some books against Deism fell into my hands... It happened that they wrought an effect on me quite contrary to what was intended by them; for the arguments of the deists, which were quoted to be refuted, appeared to me much stronger than the refutations; in short, I soon became a thorough deist"

      As for Jefferson, a few quotes:
      "I do not find in orthodox Christianity one redeeming feature."
      "Christianity neither is, nor ever was, a part of the Common Law."
      "Believing with you that religion is a matter which lies solely between man and his God, that he owes account to none other for his faith or his worship, that the legislative powers of government reach actions only, and not opinions, I contemplate with sovereign reverence that act of the whole American people which declared that their legislature should 'make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof,' thus building a wall of separation between church and State."
      "I have recently been examining all the known superstitions of the world, and do not find in our particular superstition (Christianity) one redeeming feature. They are all alike founded on fables and mythology."
      He also said about Washington, ""Gouverneur Morris had often told me that General Washington believed no more of that system (Christianity) than did he himself."

      July 21, 2010 at 16:08 | Report abuse |
    • Mark C

      Beck is the most obvious fraud in the history of television, and I absolutely pity you that you are too stupid to see it. Seriously, you need help.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:13 | Report abuse |
    • Mark C

      Oh, and if you like him so much, why don't you invest in the gold scam that he endorses? We could really get a good laugh out of you then.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:17 | Report abuse |
    • Mystic River

      Manny contends, based on quotes from Patrick Henry and Benjamin Franklin, that the nation was founded by Christians according to the gospels of Jesus Christ. Please tell me where Jesus advocated a two-houses legislature, checks and balances, and seperation of powers between the executive, judicial, and legislative branches. Not being a biblical scholar, I don't recall those in the bible. Fact is, our founding fathers, whatever their religious inclinations, based our government on their interpretation of European political philosophy. We were not founded "by Christians based on Christian principles."

      Beck is simply a gifted story-teller, who can take a grain of truth, expand it to sound very reasonable and plausible, back it up wtih a few off hand quotes and examples, and rewrite history to suit his conservative viewpoint. He's very good at it. But as someone noted, not a single credible historian has ever backed up his views.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:23 | Report abuse |
    • johnrj08

      Beck, a former disc jockey, is a blight on our culture and one of the divisive forces in American politics today. Watching this man ramble through his screeds is one of the most exasperating things I've ever done. He has all the symptoms of a manic depressive, going from rants to sobs in seconds. He compares himself to Martin Luther King, Jr. and Abraham Lincoln, and has convinced himself and his viewers that Barack Obama is the anti-christ. Probably the most despicable man on television today. Who cares about his eye disorder. It's is personality disorder that counts.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:23 | Report abuse |

      He has anal-glycoma. It is a common disorder for those with their head firmly planted up their own ass.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:34 | Report abuse |
    • FOXSUX

      Glenn Beck is a tool, worst person on TV by far. So glad I watch CNN and not FOX NEWS. Oh wait there is 1 other person as bad as him, Bill Oriley!

      July 21, 2010 at 17:02 | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      Yeah that's why CNN's ratings are going down the tubes and Fox is blowing this network out of the water. You are a nut case or a fool just like that other idiot posting here dave. Ratings don't lie no matter what you or the other idiots type. You don't back up any of your accusations with facts because you don't have any facts just anger and ranting stupidity. Again ratings do not lie so keep watching CNN they need all the help they can get.

      July 22, 2010 at 00:55 | Report abuse |
    • DrFood

      People watch stuff that is entertaining. A high television rating doesn't mean that FOX News has better news. It just means FOX has managed to put on a better show than CNN has. FOX's highest-rated programs aren't even news shows. They are all opinions.

      July 22, 2010 at 14:15 | Report abuse |
    • StevenR

      Perhaps eye disease explains why he is always so WRONG. He isn't seeing what is really there.

      July 21, 2010 at 17:14 | Report abuse |
    • maine liberal

      There is no God in the Constitution

      Jefferson sought to organize his thoughts on religion. He rejected the superstitions and mysticism of Christianity and even went so far as to edit the gospels, removing the miracles and mysticism of Jesus (see The Jefferson Bible) leaving only what he deemed the correct moral philosophy of Jesus.

      Jefferson saw no place for God in government

      Christianity neither is, nor ever was a part of the common law.
      -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Dr. Thomas Cooper, February 10, 1814

      Question with boldness even the existence of a god; because if there be one he must approve of the homage of reason more than that of blindfolded fear.
      -Thomas Jefferson, letter to Peter Carr, August 10, 1787

      July 21, 2010 at 17:17 | Report abuse |
    • BUTCH123

      maineliberal-virginiaUVAliberal here. get this straight and get it now.--ofcourse there is no god. jefferson disliked statism more than he did religion. he was our best founder. obama is a statist. a totalitarian one at that. –religion and govt are always seeking power and they are always the foundations of tyranny. fight it.

      July 22, 2010 at 02:57 | Report abuse |
    • Hoddinr

      Sounds like Beck has been busy masturbating.... at least that's what MY parents told me would happen!!

      July 21, 2010 at 17:51 | Report abuse |
    • Justice

      Sometimes our sight is taken so we can really see....

      July 21, 2010 at 18:02 | Report abuse |
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      July 21, 2010 at 18:29 | Report abuse |
    • pablo montaigna

      IS IT true that Karma exists? IS IT true that "what goes around comes around? Can we apply here for mr. Glenn Beck the olde good saying "an eye for an eye..."? The first pilgrims came to America running away from RELIGIOUS INTOLERANCE.. isn't that what Mr. Glenn Beck was preachin' ?

      July 21, 2010 at 18:30 | Report abuse |
    • PaulC

      I am as far from being a fan as you can get but you have to admire Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh, and Sarah Palin. They know how to play the right like a fiddle and make millions by stirring the pot. I'm very envious. I'd like to become super rich by standing in front of a camera ranting to the faithful.

      July 21, 2010 at 18:54 | Report abuse |

      SBP: It is always funny to me to see a pathetic atheist go 'off' on a person simply for mentioning the Creator. What is even more funny is you ridiculous comment. Anyone with half a brain stem can recognize the Bible does NOT disagree with science. Quite the contrary. Scientists have just RECENTLY began to discover what the Bible has commented on for years. It is obvious that you are too stupid to differentiate between false religious teaching and the Bible. NO WHERE does it say it was created in 7 literal days. NO, it is millions of years old. The Bible talks about the 'circle of the earth' LONG BEFORE humans knew this fact. Your precious scientists thought the Earth was flat. Those are just a few examples.

      Why don't you get off your high horse and humble yourself to recognize that you, yes even YOU were created by someone. He has pity on you and others who are so blind as to not see the SCIENTIFIC PROOF that there is a Creator. Examine the butterfly, the flowers, the simple yet extremely complex structure of the cell. I enjoy learning about biology and how everything was made absolutely perfect. It is sad that a brain was even wasted on someone as brainwashed and confused as you. Hopefully someday you will take your blinders off but until then, leave intelligent scientic study to those who know how to use it.

      July 21, 2010 at 19:20 | Report abuse |
    • ljheidel

      I was created by someone. Two someones, actually.

      July 21, 2010 at 20:32 | Report abuse |
    • PaulC

      Two thousand years of history has taught me to fear a person who talks to God, wants to save my soul and wants to make rules to govern my life. Run and run fast.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:30 | Report abuse |
    • Kenny of Salt

      Sometimes I catch this guy's comedy show, but I don't always understand his jokes. He's a year older than I am; I've got something in my eye right now and for a minute I though I caught his disease by reading the article, but as it turns out I just have a dirty contact lense. Phew! That's a relief! Going blind would really stink unless it helped my TV ratings.

      July 21, 2010 at 19:35 | Report abuse |
    • Woody

      It appears that God has chosen to take away Becks sight as it is obvious he was using it to perpetuate the anger and ignorance that is tearing our country apart.

      July 21, 2010 at 19:35 | Report abuse |
    • Bill Gilman

      it is important for Christians and non-Christians to understand this .... Glen Beck is NOT a Christian not by any stretch of the imagination.
      Now, lest anyone think im a liberal left wing atheist, I can tell you with clear conscience that i am a Bible Believing Borna Again Christian. I'm a sinner saved by Grace.
      Jesus teaches that we will be known by the fruit of our lives. The problem is that Glen Beck may claim to be a Christian but his life his filled with hatred and superiority and intolerance and a feeling that some humans' lives have more value than others.
      Glen, if you do in fact want to be a Christian, you need seek a true relationship with Jesus, this starts with acknoledgement that you, just like the rest of us, are a sinn er and need a savior and that you want Jesus to be Lord of your life. And you might want to ask Jesus to create in you a new heart, a soft heart, as scripture says, "a heart made of flesh and not of stone."
      You are a nationalist Glen, not a Christian. A Christian relaizes that the mexican migrant worker has just as many inalienable rights as the american in the three piece suit. That the Cambodian mother working in the fields has just as much value as the American farmer.
      Love God with all your heart mind and strength and love your neighbor as yourself ... who is your neighbor Glen? EVERYONE. If you have no love for your fellow man, if you dont love the unlovable, then you dont love God and there is no place for you in the kingdom.
      Being a Christian is about love and compassion and tenderness and mercy. If you dont see those qualities in a person then you can bet they are not a Christian or if they are a Christian then they are wsaaaaaaaaay off the path.

      July 21, 2010 at 20:09 | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      Bill...while I agree with some of your comments regarding this misguided man.............you must know that Christianity is a man made created myth. I am not an atheist.......I believe in a "God" or "creator". I am a former Christian and I thank God for that. Research your religion. The Bible is the most error filled, corrupted, forged book in regards to history or authentic spiritual teaching. I would never let my child near it. Christianity is the Greatest Story Ever Sold! I pray you don't spread the ignorance to others.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:06 | Report abuse |
    • Sammer

      Thanks Bill – we Jews agree.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:58 | Report abuse |
    • sickofitinca

      Judge not lest YE be judged friend. You say you are a Christian and you are judging Beck? Maybe you are talking the talk friend, but you are not walking the walk.

      There is only one judge and it is NOT you. Repent sinner!!

      July 27, 2010 at 01:50 | Report abuse |
    • Andy

      You are correct sir. Mind not these ignorant, arrogant, self boasters...and if they have something to say to us. Let it be..they fuel our fire and are used as prime examples to make the wise grow. Fools will never see themselves as fools, and think they are always right. Their toughts and actions cannot penetrate our souls..let them try. Angry they grow and insecurity is all they show. and STILL serving as excellent examples! Very entertaining! I learn much from an unbeliver..discern their ways. Thus will know how to handle them precisely.

      July 21, 2010 at 20:23 | Report abuse |
    • Richard

      Not to be a "dittohead", but ditto all of those who have intelligently put forth that our Founding Fathers were (mostly) Deists, and the most influential among the founders were absolutely committed to a wall of separation between church and state. I believe that had many of our founders come out 100 years later, they would have identified themselves as atheists or agnostics. Deism was kind of a "politically correct" way of being a science & reason type of freethinker in the 1700s.

      Anybody can find a quote or two from the religiously devout from the early days of our nation, or from those who fought for some kind of state & church intertwining (and thankfully LOST, or Mr. Beck may have never gotten the chance to be a practicing Mormon). Everybody is entitled to their OWN religious beliefs or lack thereof, but nobody is entitled to their own facts. A great book on this is "The Godless Constitution" - goes into great detail about the fight to keep religious sentiments and even the word "God" out of the U.S. Constitution. No, the word "God" does not appear once in the Constitution. And I believe Jefferson, Madison, Franklin, and others would have fought back hard to keep it out of the Pledge of Allegiance-which, again, was a change made in McCarthy-era 1950s. (Obviously) it is my belief that trying to mix patriotism or government with religious beliefs is a poisonous mix that does not even serve the rights of believers very well; it only feeds on the pious ego trips of those self-righteous fundamentalists pushing the efforts.

      July 21, 2010 at 20:30 | Report abuse |
    • Dboy

      I found this quote suspicious:

      "This nation was founded not by religionists, but by Christians, not on religion, but on the Gospel of Jesus Christ." -Patrick Henry

      so I looked into it. It was NOT a quote BY Patrick Henry, it was a quote in an article written 1956 ABOUT Patrick Henry.

      August 14, 2010 at 08:21 | Report abuse |
  3. Nancy

    I have hear and seen many conservative talk show host, I believe Glenn is one who is truly honest. I worry about his safely daily (he has ticked off most of the powerful people in this country) I pray he will be able to read and enjoy his family as long as possible.

    July 21, 2010 at 14:44 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Wow

      Nancy... this post is sarcastic, right? Please, please, PLEASE, say you are being sarcastic. If you truly believe this man tells nothing but the truth... just... wow.

      July 21, 2010 at 15:54 | Report abuse |
    • eric

      Poor Glenn, now he won't be able to see all those "people out to get him" until it is too late. . .

      July 21, 2010 at 18:17 | Report abuse |
    • PaulC

      Possibly but I would give him more credibility if he had expressed the same outrage 2000 – 2008.

      July 21, 2010 at 18:57 | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      Nancy is clueless.

      July 21, 2010 at 20:23 | Report abuse |
    • Daniel Xavier Morris

      Macular dystrophy can also be caused, in rare cases , by excessive and frequent bouts of crying. This is sometimes further exacerbated by being a whiny, know-it-all beatch. I suspect this is the reason for Beck's ailment, rather than genetics.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:04 | Report abuse |
    • Margot707

      Using Vick's to make himself cry on cure probably hasn't helped.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:43 | Report abuse |
    • Jeffrey

      Margot707: You wouldn't cry if you found out you may go completely blind in the next year?

      July 21, 2010 at 23:24 | Report abuse |
    • Jeffrey

      All these crass and unfounded complaints against the man are getting old. Can anyone give just one salient and legitimate complaint against the man (that you can adequately reference)?

      July 21, 2010 at 23:30 | Report abuse |
    • Average American Citizen

      Jeff- more than likely (and more of a rule than the exception) you won't get it- sadly. Most folks (I didn't say all) play the "post-office" game (or whatever you called it when you played it) that they played in elementary school. Start with the first person, whisper a phrase, then see what it comes out as at the end. The vast majority of these posts are based on hear-say and possibly an occasional viewing and/or listening to Beck's show.

      Picking out pieces or parts (even if they be large parts) can still be far from what someone said, contextually speaking- and yes, context is everything.

      Unfortunately, salient and legitimate is going to be the exception here, Jeff....

      Watch this- I'm going to surprise at least one person here... Abe Lincoln, our 16th president, owned slaves!! (NO, I didn't say it was RIGHT, MORAL, or even remotely acceptable). Just stating that off-the-wall fact, because most folks really do not know their own national history... Sad...

      There are 2 new era's of slavery- slavery to the media, and slavery to ignorance.

      I'm sure the flamers are ready for combat, so... FLAME AWAY~


      July 21, 2010 at 23:56 | Report abuse |
    • Average American Citizen

      Allow me to re-phrase- Lincoln never actually called them slaves. They were "servants"... just severely underpaid servants....

      July 22, 2010 at 00:00 | Report abuse |
    • Zman

      @average american citizen....The game you are referring to is 'rumor',not 'post office'(that is more like 'spin the bottle'). I dare say that you are likely referring to Glenn Beck in your second paragraph and your next line is proven by your post.

      July 22, 2010 at 00:25 | Report abuse |
    • Jeffrey


      July 22, 2010 at 00:42 | Report abuse |
    • Jeffrey

      @Average American Citizen: Agreed. Good points.

      July 22, 2010 at 00:44 | Report abuse |
    • Jeffrey

      @Average American Citizen: Agreed. Good points!

      July 22, 2010 at 00:45 | Report abuse |
    • SuRy

      Snake oil salesman have prayed on people for centuries. This fraud is no different.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:04 | Report abuse |
    • Mark

      Wow now Beck will be both blind and dumb. As a religious Mormon, how does he not perceive this as punishment from God for a life of lies and distortions.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:07 | Report abuse |
    • FreedomBaby

      I agree Nancy. Without Glenn Acorn would still be fixing elections. Personally I think Mickey Mouse has just as much right to vote as anyone else, but that's just me.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:12 | Report abuse |
    • Ken in NC

      Nancy, if you SEE Glenn Beck as honest then you are already as blind as he wants you to think he is going to be. I really hope you were being sarcistic.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:14 | Report abuse |
    • Ian G

      Nancy...Beck is already blind. Blind to the truth.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:15 | Report abuse |
    • Jesus

      Beck can't see right from wrong. He is a sociopath.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:16 | Report abuse |
    • purpletustin

      While I am personally revolted by this dangerous man, I wish him nothing but good health. I will say my version of a prayer for his improvement.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:17 | Report abuse |
    • Jim

      One misspelling is a typo, two is indicative of a poorly educated person. Don't you spell check your posts?

      Aside from that, Beck is far from honest. Just putting his name on a book someone else wrote should be enough. That's not an honest man.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:21 | Report abuse |
    • I said it!

      Glenn Beck is reaping what he has sowed! ignoring the truth that he could see all around him is poetic justice, karma, or if you believe Gods retribution to this already blind man with a big mouth. He will milk it for everything it is worth we know it and he will be the "pity me" MASTER of talk shows! All I can say is Glenn you are getting off easy! Wait till your soul leaves this Earth and you find what direction you are actually headed!

      July 21, 2010 at 21:23 | Report abuse |
    • NickS

      This is a shame that everyone is bringing right v/s left. Remember we are one country and we stand behind our people. This is a disease and we need to find cure for this. Instead of attacking on Glenn Beck. I admire him and his values but we should never attack on person but instead we must focus on what we can do to solve this problem which can or is causing problem with many people in this and other part of world. It is shame on people for doing personal attack and avoiding to find solution to a problem we need to rise as one country and solve this and other disease and thats what is america is all about we lead we don't follow

      July 21, 2010 at 21:32 | Report abuse |
    • evoc

      Nancy, sorry, I accidentally clicked 'Report abuse' when I meant to click 'Reply'.
      No one hired by foxnews may tell the Truth. Not on foxnews.
      Glenn had an HLN show on CNN, where he did tell the truth. foxnews must have made him an offer he couldn't refuse.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:43 | Report abuse |
    • Mary 132

      This man's popularity scares me for the future of my country. But try as I might, I can't wish what he's facing on anyone. Although I think his religion misguides him in many spheres of his thinking, I do hope it helps him deal with what can only fairly be described as a crisis.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:44 | Report abuse |
    • Charlie

      Probably scratched his eye while putting his head where the sun doesn't shine.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:46 | Report abuse |
    • Bill

      Glen Beck is scum and I hope his, I pray, his eyes rot right on live TV. He is a racist whose agenda is to control white people’s fear of black and as they say “minority people” and anyone who tries to do the right thing for Americans of any race, religion or gender.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:48 | Report abuse |
    • JW Morrison

      Nancy, I agree with you. All the other posters who are anti what you said have a version of truth that is as distorted as their comments. Truth, in this world, is about what they want it to be and not what is real truth. A man's truth is according to his myopic view of what he feels is truth. For example, Obama said that the healthcare bill was not to be funded by taxes as many said the fees and charges were taxes. Now, he is defending the charges as taxes that government has a right to levy. Now tell me, which truth is real? His supporters see nothing wrong with his lies and these are the same people who are now trashing you.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:51 | Report abuse |
    • Jane

      Better question: What is Glen Beck's MENTAL disorder? Paranoid schizophrenia, right? Right.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:52 | Report abuse |
    • TeaClown

      Glen Beck is the original nanny Nancy. LOOK! IT'S THE EVIL EYE!!!

      July 21, 2010 at 21:56 | Report abuse |
    • Jeezlouise

      If you were born here- love this country and are smart enough to be outraged at the dispicable behavior perpetrated by this drunk with power, out of control, regime, you will hope Glen keeps up the good word. The Truth.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:03 | Report abuse |
    • Daws

      Dude, Bush isn't in power anymore...

      July 21, 2010 at 22:30 | Report abuse |
    • Danny

      How can anyone take a man who openly admits that he is a circus clown putting on a show as honest? This guy is nothing more than a showman putting on a show for his repsective audiance. He pandered to the left when he was on CNN(let us not forget his 'oh our healthcare is in dire streights!' rantings after he had to have emergency surgery) and now he's pandering to the right.

      People like Beck, Olberman, ect ect is indicative of the problem with this country. It is no longer about moving the country forward but doing what you can to make the 'other side' fail. Even on things that the majority agree is broken is still stalemated by the idiotcy of partisan politics and people like Beck do nothing but inflame that divide all in the name of turning a profit. They hinder this country much more than their supposed 'truth' will ever help.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:10 | Report abuse |
    • Aaron

      Wow...Ignorance is bliss. If I just don’t open my eyes, I can see whatever I want to see. I don't particularly agree with Beck, however I have listened to/watched his programs. The bias displayed by each of the ignorant loudmouths proclaiming their hate and dislike in these posts is shockingly hypocritical. Beck certainly has his own views, but I do think he makes an attempt to see past those views to the truth. How successful he is at overcoming bias is up for debate. I don't believe any of you have seriously researched anything he has said. Your own bias keeps you from even making an attempt at seeing the real truth. Is it reasonable to assume that only based on who he is that everything he stands for is a lie? Of course not...Unfortunately, there are too many people on both sides of the so-called aisle in this country that simply allow their own bias to blind themselves and wallow blissfully in ignorance. Open your eyes and your minds. Not just with Beck but with all sides of the debate. Even those who dislike Obama can’t honestly say everything is does or says are wrong. Stop being the pathetic sheep you are.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:30 | Report abuse |
    • Elaine

      I know lots of liberals who watch Fox out of sheer curiosity. They do know what they are talking about. All the anger at Beck is just back lash over the LIES he tells. I can't believe anyone with half a brain can watch that a$$-clown and not see right through him. People who think he is telling the truth are the SHEEP! Not the rest of us. I'll save my compassion for people who deserve it thank you.

      July 22, 2010 at 02:04 | Report abuse |
    • LeeVA

      So you don't actually watch Glenn Beck, you just go based on what you hear from others? Sad. Of course, he's not the President. I'm more concerned, like many other Americans, at the lies many of us were fed by who's in power now. You're going to see that translation come November and perhaps even in 2012.

      July 22, 2010 at 02:26 | Report abuse |
    • glenbeck=nutjob

      i really dont think it matters what people like you say. afterall the world wanted obama and he's the mutha fu@king potus. NO one liked bush and everyone from Russia and beyond hated sarah palin.

      July 23, 2010 at 01:44 | Report abuse |
    • glenbeck=nutjob

      leeVa you are very hateful. take a breath and calm down. Your boy Beck is making lots of dough on his lies. He is doing great dont cry for him. You need some yoga to calm you f down.

      July 23, 2010 at 01:47 | Report abuse |
    • Mark13

      Lies? How about a few examples. And just as a credibility test, how about a couple of examples where Glenn Beck is right? Let's test your ability to be honest.

      July 23, 2010 at 14:13 | Report abuse |
    • jim

      You're looking at his show incorrectly. It's actually funnier than any of the pseudo-comedies currently on television. For sheer comic value, his show is only exceeded by a FOX morning show with two men and one woman who discuss their twisted view of the day's events.

      July 22, 2010 at 12:26 | Report abuse |
    • sickofitinca

      I will bet you that you cannot find anything in Beck's program that is a lie. He uses clips from their speeches to let THEM do the talking. Another Progressive Liberal that has NO clue what the heck they are talking about.

      July 27, 2010 at 02:11 | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      Oh, god! What a dunce!

      July 21, 2010 at 23:12 | Report abuse |
  4. Dan, CA

    I like Glenn because he reads and discusses the intent of the founding fathers. FatSean, I don't understand what you mean by Beck's hate. Perhaps you are talking about Beck hate for Woodrow Wilson and disagree with his reasons? Don't answer, because I doubt you could converse in an intelligent exchange of thoughts and I don't care to find out.

    July 21, 2010 at 14:47 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mark C

      Beck is the most obvious fraud in the history of television, and I absolutely pity you that you are too stupid to see it. Seriously, you need help. Even Beck isn't dumb enough to believe the garbage he spouts.

      Oh, and if you like him so much, why don't you invest in the gold scam that he endorses? We could really get a good laugh out of you then.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:17 | Report abuse |
    • StevenR

      That is the problem with the regressives. They are controlled by Faux Views into acting against their own self interests and for their corporate overlords.

      Honestly, unless you are in the top 0.001%, the goals of GOP are TOTALLY against you.

      July 21, 2010 at 17:26 | Report abuse |
    • Aaron

      Seriously...this statement is ludicrous. It is just as outrageous as if I said the Democrats build massive social programs to keep people dependent to maintain their votes. Both statements are utterly false and destroy the credibility of the speaker. Nice job.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:38 | Report abuse |
    • Anon

      yea, Glenn Beck knows nothing about the Federalist or Anti-Federalist Papers, nor does he know a thing about the Constitutional Convention debates. He doesn't know what he's talking about.

      July 21, 2010 at 18:17 | Report abuse |
    • PaulC

      He is truly amazing. Scholars and the Supreme has struggled trying to discern the intent of the founding fathers for many years and Glen gets it right off the bat. Maybe the voices in his head clues him in.

      July 21, 2010 at 19:01 | Report abuse |
    • Hoddinr

      What most people don't know is that Beck started his on-air career at a local radio station in Tampa... before syndication and TV shows. I actually used to listen to him!
      That was until I heard him brag one day about how he and his other Republican thugs were hired to go down to Palm Beach and stop the Supervisor of Elections Office from completing the vote recount during the 2000 presidential election!

      According to Beck, they took baseball bats and barged into the building chanting and banging on the windows of the offices where the recount was taking place. Thuggery and intimidation over civilized democratic elections... that's brown shirt nazi strategy. And that's the REAL Glen Beck... in his own words. AND.. he was proud of it!

      You know the rest of the story.... George Bush was "Selected" by the US Supreme Court and the country went to war and hell in a handbasket for the next 8 years.

      July 21, 2010 at 20:14 | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      Funny how that story was not on any network any where. The votes were counted in Flordia by the way AFTER the Supreme Court ruling. The DNC, Miami Herold, Washington Post, New York Times all counted the ballots. The votes were counted and Bush did win Flordia by less then 500 votes. The Constitution says when the counting stops not Jessie Jackson and the Rainbow Coalition. As far as Bush sending us to war Congress voted to send us to war as well. John Kerry, Hiliary Clinton, Joe Biden, to name a few voted yes.

      July 22, 2010 at 00:43 | Report abuse |
    • Zman

      @Sam...as for the vote in Florida, I am sure your statement comes as a surprise to most of the people in Florida.As for your last statement that Kerry,Clinton and Biden voted yes,you are correct.However...your assumption that they voted for war is incorrect.They voted to give idiot Bush the authority to do so based on what we now know to have been a pack of lies.Their bad.

      July 22, 2010 at 00:51 | Report abuse |
    • sickofitinca

      Pelosi, Boxer, . . . . .

      July 27, 2010 at 02:09 | Report abuse |
    • PAPilot

      PaulC: The Scholars and the Supremes struggle only because they are trying to find a way to dupe gullible people into believing the Constitution doesn't mean what the words say. The constitution means precisely what the words say – nothing more, and nothing less. Scholars and Supremes who are subordinate to big government have the job of subverting the letter and intent of the constitution for their own tyrannical purposes.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:10 | Report abuse |
    • Daniel Xavier Morris

      Beck interprets the founding fathers' words in a whatever way best fits his own conservative agenda, just as religious extremists (Christians, Jews, Muslims, Shintos, Hindus, whomever) so often interpret their chosen religious texts in extreme and twisted ways to support their violence or personal agendas. He is well educated,and very capable of picking and choosing just those tidbits from the Constitution and case law that support his case, while turning a blind eye (or two?) on modern developments or anything else that contradicts his narrow but inconsistent, dogmatic rhetoric. Try looking beyond his Hitler-esque, jingoistic propaganda some time and you'll see what a fool he is.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:12 | Report abuse |
    • Right is in the Eye of the Beholder...

      Beck interprets the founding fathers' words in a whatever way best fits his own conservative agenda, just as religious extremists (Christians, Jews, Muslims, Shintos, Hindus, whomever) so often interpret their chosen religious texts in extreme and twisted ways to support their violence or personal agendas. He is well educated,and very capable of picking and choosing just those tidbits from the Constitution and case law that support his case, while turning a blind eye (or two?) on modern developments or anything else that contradicts his narrow but inconsistent, dogmatic rhetoric. Try looking beyond his Hitler-esque, jingoistic propaganda some time and you'll see what a fool he is.

      And Olbermann interprets the founding fathers' words in a whatever way best fits his own liberal agenda. He is well educated,and very capable of picking and choosing just those tidbits from the Constitution and case law that support his case, while turning a blind eye (or two?) on modern developments or anything else that contradicts his narrow but inconsistent, dogmatic rhetoric. Try looking beyond his Hitler-esque, jingoistic propaganda some time and you'll see what a fool he is.

      ... and Limbaugh interprets the founding fathers' words in a whatever way best fits his own conservative agenda He is well educated,and very capable of picking and choosing just those tidbits from the Constitution and case law that support his case, while turning a blind eye (or two?) on modern developments or anything else that contradicts his narrow but inconsistent, dogmatic rhetoric. Try looking beyond his Hitler-esque, jingoistic propaganda some time and you'll see what a fool he is.

      ... and Maddow interprets the founding fathers' words in a whatever way best fits her own liberal agenda. She is well educated,and very capable of picking and choosing just those tidbits from the Constitution and case law that support her case, while turning a blind eye (or two?) on modern developments or anything else that contradicts her narrow but inconsistent, dogmatic rhetoric. Try looking beyond her Hitler-esque, jingoistic propaganda some time and you'll see what a fool she is.

      See what I did there? The more bleating you do on one side or the other; the more of a sheep you are.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:34 | Report abuse |
    • aatami

      Oh, I see what you did! You just wasted 2 minutes of my time in reading your post and probably 20 minutes of your time in writing that blather. Wow, you are amazing.

      July 22, 2010 at 00:17 | Report abuse |
  5. Ed and Gina Fielding Englewood Colorado

    My husband and I just read the story about Glen Beck. We both cried!! We never miss his show or his radio show. We are Glen Beck's faithful followers!! Glen has done so much for this country by educating Americans to the right and wrong that is going on in this country!! We credit Glen with being the first to complain and to open the eyes of all American people! We will lift him up in prayer and God does work in mysterious ways. I can tell you one thing, If he ever ran for president 3/4 of Americans would vote for him! We sure would. We have bought and read all of his books and like Glen we share his love of reading! I would read to him anytime!!!! I pray that somethings out there can help him!!

    July 21, 2010 at 14:59 | Report abuse | Reply
    • EddieInRI

      Don't speak for the masses, as it makes you seem foolish.
      I can promise you that 3/4 of Americans would NOT vote for him. Actually, I'd guess that he might get 5-10% of the vote in a Republican primary. He is such an extremist that he would not stand a chance.
      You must realize that the country is basically fiscally conservative and socially progressive. In your dream world (and Mr. Beck's), you only see socialists taking this country to a new dictatorship where everyone who is pro-life gets burned at the stake.

      I understand that you're afraid of change, but on behalf of myself and many that I know feel the same way, we are happy to see the country moving in this direction after many years of moving further and further right... It's now moving towards the center.

      So once again, don't speak for the rest of us. That being said, I wish the best for Mr. Beck, even though I'm sure he feels that I should be sterilized for my more progressive views. Unfortunately, this is a permanent and untreatable condition. I pray that he learns to deal with it the best he can and continues to keep the positive attitude he has shown so far.

      July 21, 2010 at 15:19 | Report abuse |
    • Mark C

      Beck is the most obvious fraud in the history of television, and I absolutely pity you that you are too stupid to see it. Seriously, you need help. Even Beck isn't dumb enough to believe the garbage he spouts.

      Oh, and if you like him so much, why don't you invest in the gold scam that he endorses? We could really get a good laugh out of you then!

      July 21, 2010 at 16:26 | Report abuse |
    • johnrj08

      Glenn Beck appeals to lowest common denominator in our country today, spreading hate and paranoia in order to aggrandize himself. The guy's a former disc jockey, Mormon and alcoholic who has recently compared himself to Martin Luther King. A more pathetic, divisive character doesn't exist on television or radio today, with the possible exception of Rush Limbaugh.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:26 | Report abuse |
    • Blue Teacher

      While I would not wish blindness on anyone, I certainly didn't cry when I read this article. Like many others here, I consider Beck to be a braying fool, full of bluster and idiocy. He thinks he is right simply because he can scream louder than the next guy.

      Ed and Gina, if I were of the praying sort (but I'm not even a deist, much less a Chrisitan) I would pray for you to find guidance and the ability to discern fact from fiction.

      July 21, 2010 at 17:27 | Report abuse |
    • jkinorlando

      OMG!...There really are morons out there that eat his schtick. Amazing...just amazing.

      July 21, 2010 at 18:33 | Report abuse |
    • Paul

      This is comic relief. Some of these responses are too hysterical. As I would say to anyone in his situation, I wish you well. However, I still think he's a misguided idiot, manipulating those who fear the world and probably themselves. His situation has nothing to do with God, and it surely is not a “reap what you sow situation,” because Glen Beck is twisted in his views. Its just fact that he has a condition that was probably there all along. I can't help but say, if this shuts up, so be it! I loathe people who spread fear, ignorance and hate, which he does on many levels. What I despise even more are those who listen because they are unable to think for themselves. Word to the wise… You have a brain so use it!

      July 21, 2010 at 20:34 | Report abuse |
    • DJ

      Three quarters of the Sheeple, maybe. Well, now that I think about it, not even that many, because apparently a pretty good percentage of the sheeple think Sarah Palin would make a nifty president, by golly. Maverick! Just wanted to get that word in there. Sounds so much nicer than Quitter. No, Edna, three quarters of the people would not vote for Glen Beck. Amazingly - and I know this is hard to fathom - the vast majority of us believe he is totally full of crap, makes a great living by fooling the willing, and would say anything that would bring him more notoriety and viewers. I'm sorry a fellow human being may be going blind, but to me the saddest part of the story is in comments like yours. Beck could tell you all liberals are murderers and you'd repeat it to everyone you know. That's not "having an opinion", that's being blind. Ooo, nice tie-in to this story.

      July 21, 2010 at 20:41 | Report abuse |
    • Daniel Xavier Morris

      Ed & Gina, the Republican Party does not want Beck any more, for obvious reasons, though they don't mind using him as the tool he is to launch vicious, downright crazy attacks on logic. Perhaps you folks should go name him King of the Cry Baby party? Your main campaign slogan could be "Uhm, *sniff*, excuse me.... I need a moment please... *sniffle*...." Or offer to call him Founding Father of your party, and he will jump at the chance and probably weep so hard that he wets his britches.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:20 | Report abuse |
    • Ron

      GRRRR – I can show Glen Beck and the US population that disagrees with him how tough I am over email!!! I'll threaten him because I'm a tough guy!!!! I live in my mommy's basement and type tough – my name is XAVIER!!!!!!!

      July 21, 2010 at 23:50 | Report abuse |
    • Ron

      Or sniff Acorn, please stuff voter boxes with dead names to elect my candidate. Or sniff Monica, please suck on my cigar. Or sniff Elizabeth Edwards, I need to stick my friends aide. Or sniff Ted Kennedy, let's drive my date into a lake. Or sniff Barney Frank/Dodd, let's stick up for Fannie/Freddie.

      July 22, 2010 at 00:36 | Report abuse |
    • glenbeck=nutjob

      you have to admit there are a lot of pedophiles in the republican party. look at florida's political history. This is the worst thing to be. And who would want to bang hillary clinton anyway.

      July 23, 2010 at 01:40 | Report abuse |
    • Paulo

      Ed and Gina Fielding Englewood Colorado, You would think that if you really liked "Glen" so much, you would know he spells his name with two "n"s. It's "Glenn Beck". I know that and Beck doesn't even register with me. I wrote him off as an idiot paranoiac the minute I first saw him. I haven't seen anything since then that would seem to redeem his image.

      As for the disease. I hope Beck is just wrong or lying (as usual) and I hope he does not have that disease. I don't think much of Beck, but even he does not deserve such a terrible affliction.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:21 | Report abuse |
    • TominBeltsville

      You state that you are faithful followers of GB. Do you follow him more closely than you follow Christ? Have you considered that his eye problems might have been brought on by his long history of substance abuse?

      July 21, 2010 at 21:27 | Report abuse |
    • Chris

      There is a special place in hell for Mr. Beck. The going blind thing is more than likely just another Beck scam. Give him a little time and he will claim a miracle. what a piece of crap he is!!

      July 21, 2010 at 21:29 | Report abuse |
    • Americanstorm

      @EddieInRI – "Don't speak for the masses, it makes you look foolish. I can assure you 3/4 of the popluation would not vote for him". Ignorant fool you are, why don't you read your own response before calling yourself a fool.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:34 | Report abuse |
    • Zman

      @americanstorm...eddieinri is right and you sir are an idiot!

      July 22, 2010 at 00:14 | Report abuse |
    • Caron Speas

      These people who say they love Glenn Beck must be utterly stupid. The guy is a corporate shill preaching the very destruction of this country and its complete control by BIG business. It doesn't much matter if he goes blind. They'll have another mouth trained, up and running (fully Hiltonized) in no time. All this talk about him running for president ought to stop now, though, and that is good news indeed. Hopefully, it will take them a while to train another.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:52 | Report abuse |
    • WMesser58

      @Ed and Gina, all you've proven is you're already blind. You're probably both rush limbaugh sheep as well. You and you kind is the reason this country is falling behind because you want people to blindly listen to inane, inaccurate, lies that only play to brainless people like yourselves.
      Beck has never been able to see he's blinded by his own surrealist imagination. Since, he believes in "GOD" then instead of preparing himself for the failure of his savior. Why not, have him do what he used to do. Hell, how hard can it be when he was raising the dead surely eye repair is pale in comparison.

      Then maybe he could work on beck's intolerance for everything.

      Because CNN won't allow the truth!!!!!

      July 21, 2010 at 21:59 | Report abuse |
    • God

      I gave you brains. Use them.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:09 | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      DId it ever occur to anyone that Beck is faking the whole thing? This is the same man who fake-cries, turns a white board into a hallucination, and out-paranoids paranoid schizophrenics.

      Bet he has a miracle cure due to his faith in God.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:15 | Report abuse |
    • AllAmerican

      I guess all of his past alcohol and drug abuse didnt help his vision

      July 21, 2010 at 22:17 | Report abuse |
    • Ed and Gina are idiots

      You have got to be F'ing kidding me. As for his eye problems, I hear they do turn brown when you are full of shi............

      July 21, 2010 at 22:19 | Report abuse |
    • Margot707

      "If he ever ran for president 3/4 of Americans would vote for him! " So you live in an alternate universe? You can't possibly be from the same Colorado in the U.S. that I know.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:24 | Report abuse |
    • Cosmicsnoop

      You are insane. 3?4 of one state wouldn't vote for that nutcase. Karma's a bitch.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:25 | Report abuse |
    • Todd

      Ed and Gina Fielding, I have some swamp land in New Jersey I would like to sell you two.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:32 | Report abuse |
    • JAS

      The scariest thing about your comments which you are fully entitled to is that some (very few) but some actually might agree with you.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:34 | Report abuse |
    • hillplus

      Ed and Gina, don't be surprised at the vitriol. It's par for the course.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:34 | Report abuse |
    • Joe Eversole

      I don't like name calling. That is what Beck, Hannity, Limbaugh and their ilk do.I hope Beck does not have a condition that causes blindness. I also hope he does not come out in a year and say he has been cured/healed. Beck and the others I listed call themselves patriots but real patriots would not make up lies about people that don't agree with. A true patriot who is also a conservative like a Buckley or a David Brooks would not use innuendo or scare tactics to gain viewers. Although I enjoy good debates between honest liberals and conservatives, Beck, Hannity and Limbaugh preach hate not conservatism.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:40 | Report abuse |
    • bill

      whatever you been smoking stop, Beck is the biggest idiot on this planet. What a great side show he is, President Ha, run em with Drill Baby Sarah, what a joke ....

      July 21, 2010 at 22:40 | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      I sincerely hope his eyes are fine and he is well. I would not vote for him and I feel he is one of the worst influences on this country in years. His "sermons" are filled with misleading thoughts and have no basis in fact.

      I hope his supporters will seek other views to contrast the opinions set forth by Beck. His so-called logical connections are particularly suspect.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:41 | Report abuse |
    • Sammer

      I'm not one of your 3/4 of Americans. Glenn Beck is an idiot.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:44 | Report abuse |
    • Caron

      Thank you, Joe Eversole, for reminding me that there used to be conservatives who were dignified, educated, and respectful. David Brooks and William F. Buckley are good examples. You've almost made me want to just calm down and become my usual thoughtful and calm self. I have been made angry by the likes of Limbaugh, Hannity, and Beck and the mindless disrespect and hatred that spews out of their mouths - to the point of becoming like them. OMG! Thanks for bringing me back to myself.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:46 | Report abuse |
    • Arglebargle

      Jesus wept.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:48 | Report abuse |
    • integral1architecture

      Glenn Beck is a crazy person that sells fear and hate to make himself rich and make himself feel better about himself. When you say 3/4...I think its more likely 75% of the country would vote against him. I bet a good portion of the country would revolt and try to overthrow the government if Beck was elected president.

      And as long as I'm here, I'll remind everyone that studies have shown prayer has no effect on recovering from illness. Although in one study, the people that were told they were being prayed for actually had more complications after surgery probably because they had anxiety about people praying for them (ie, am I really that sick that you have teams of people praying for me?)

      Anyways, I do hope Mr. Beck's illness isn't as bad as it sounds and that he gets better. Luckily he makes a lot of money and can afford to go to the doctor, unlike some of us.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:55 | Report abuse |
    • Average American Citizen

      Wow... really?? Care to share which studies those were?


      July 22, 2010 at 00:02 | Report abuse |
    • Zman

      @average american citizen...13 of the original signers of the constitution were masons at the time of the signing and 6 more became mason later on.9 of the signers of the declaration of independence were definitely free masons and 10 more likely were.Fully 1/3 of the writers of the bill of Rights were free masons.Also,look at the masons bill of rights and then read ours.

      July 22, 2010 at 00:44 | Report abuse |
    • chris

      I'd love to shove a brick down your throat, slowly

      July 21, 2010 at 23:03 | Report abuse |
    • Redcard985691

      I guess he really now will be blind. Since he shows zero sympathy for those in need, I have none to spare for him

      July 21, 2010 at 23:11 | Report abuse |
    • Progressivesmustgo

      Ed and Gina, God bless you for being kind and caring for Glenn Beck and America. What a bunch of sad sacks the rest of you haters are. Remember what goes goes around comes around.

      July 21, 2010 at 23:17 | Report abuse |
  6. Michael

    It is amazing how viscious liberals can be. I totally oppose almost everything President Obama stands for, but I respect him as a person and would fight to preserve his right to his beliefs (I am a retired Navy Captain). Why is it that liberals think that conservatives do not have the right to their beliefs? Would they fight to ensure that Glenn Beck has the right to express and exercise his beliefs? Probably 99% would not. That is the difference. Conservatives may disagree with your views, but 99% would fight to the death to preserve your right to have and express those views.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:16 | Report abuse | Reply
    • EddieInRI

      I can agree with you to a point. Many liberals can be harsh with their words, but it is the same for extreme conservatives. As for suppressing the right to the freedom of expression, you are so ridiculously off the mark. I support the rights of Mr. Beck, the Tea Party, Mrs. Palin, etc. It is the rhetoric that comes from these conservative extremists that is being insulted, just as the rhetoric from the extremist liberals is constantly being insulted by conservatives.
      By saying "probably 99% would not," you have shown that you feel you are superior to a similar person with liberal ideals, and that is just as bad as someone saying that Mr. Beck shouldn't have the right to free speech.

      Trust me. As a progressive, I WELCOME the speech put out from the extremists on BOTH SIDES of the political spectrum. It only makes them look foolish. And yes, although I feel for Mr. Beck's current health issue, he definitely does fall into that category.

      July 21, 2010 at 15:28 | Report abuse |
    • Doug

      When has any liberal argued that Beck doesn't have a right to expressed his beliefs? I hear a lot of liberals disagreeing with (and mocking) him, but I haven't heard any calls to silence him.

      And you ask whether liberals would fight for conservative's rights to express themselves. The ACLU, a group which conservatives love to hate, has made it their business to fight for free expression for all groups, even those they hate (like the KKK). Have you ever heard of a conservative advocacy group similarly fighting for the rights of liberals?

      July 21, 2010 at 15:28 | Report abuse |
    • MDB

      Unless you're gay and want to get married.

      July 21, 2010 at 15:29 | Report abuse |
    • Michael

      Really? Liberals are the only ones that spew hate? Like when conservative bloggers were calling the president's daughter a "typical street whore" or asking "when she would get her first abortion" or comparing Obama to Hitler and Mao. I'm sure the anti gay and anti-gay marriage hate doesn't count either right? It goes both ways.

      I think there's a difference between wanting someone to just shut up already and keeping them from their right to free speech.

      July 21, 2010 at 15:48 | Report abuse |
    • Buster Bloodvessel

      Heh, when I see Beck fight to the death to preserve my rights I'll believe it. He's a silly and hysterical fool whose trademark is crying on tv. Let's just hope the scales fall from his eyes and he starts to actually act like a Christian.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:10 | Report abuse |
    • J.Crobuzon

      "Why is it that liberals think that conservatives do not have the right to their beliefs?" Where would you get a crazy idea like that? You mean you heard one self-described liberal say something mean once and therefore everyone left of Rand Paul is some vicious animal? By that logic every conservative is in the KKK because once of them is. Get a grip and stop trying to put everyone in a category; I might argue with you but I wouldn't stifle you.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:18 | Report abuse |
    • Mark C

      Because, dummy, a lot of his believe are simply nutty, and he doesn't believe them himself. He spouts as much nonsense as he can because he knows there's a ready market for it among morons. Oh, and he also endorses a gold coin scam while he's at it. Not that I give a damn about right-wing imbeciles losing their money.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:22 | Report abuse |
    • StevenR

      It is because the regressives are trying to take us back to colonialism which I find repugnant as an AMERICAN. It is because the regressives are trying to steal our freedom by crying "terrorism". It is because the regressives are trying to re-instate the robber barons of the seventeenth century

      No, the GOP has NO IDEA about the nature of America. Christianity has NOTHING to do with it. It is all about striving for BETTER and being owned by Exxon and GE is NOT better.

      July 21, 2010 at 17:32 | Report abuse |
    • Bill W

      Mike, just what makes you think you have to be a liberal to think a lying swine like Beck just got what he richly deserves? You think all conservatives are sto stupid that they look up to this carnival barker? Beck is and always was an opportunistic fool, no less than Jerry Springer, and with no more sense than a 9/11 conspiracy twit.

      Where the hell do you get liberal from all his criticism?!

      July 21, 2010 at 18:27 | Report abuse |
    • bob

      you mean like old5 deferments Dick?

      sorry, being Republican now days means you are more likely to "Refuse to Serve".

      July 21, 2010 at 18:46 | Report abuse |
    • Daniel Xavier Morris

      Oh, he certainly has a right to hold hi extremist conservative beliefs, a right I will fight for. You know, unlike my right to live an upwardly-mobile life with basic human rights and the governmental services a civilized nation, such as the greatest country in the world, the USA, should be able to provide. He does not support these rights, except for people who are just like him or born into wealth. Glenn Beckkk is my enemy, and while I do not wish for him to suffer, I really don't give a crap if he indeed does. Too bad. Buy gold, and give up hope because the Founding Fathers didn't say anything about unemployment benefits, fair access to modern healthcare, or food for the poor and destitute? Yeah, right, spoken like a rich racist!

      Does his bible say "Love they neighbor, when it is convenient and doesn't keep you from buying a vacation home and flying first class?" Mine doesn't. Home many deadly sins does he have left to commit? I didn't think you had to go for ALL of them.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:37 | Report abuse |
    • Sam

      Conservatives are twice as vicious as liberals. Liberals are angry because so many far right conservatives like Beck are so immoral in their beliefs, they are borderline evil...........extreme ignorance can result in evil behavior. Conservatives like Beck are dangerous and will destroy this great country.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:48 | Report abuse |
    • Caron

      99% of conservatives would fight for my right to speak? you have got to be utterly blind, deaf, and dumb yourself. For 8 years during the Bush administration, liberals were resoundingly silenced by the neocon loudmouths who accused them of being unpatriotic, unchristian, evil; and tried to turn "liberal" into a dirty word. Then they passed the patriot act and infiltrated liberal organizations to terrorize them - all the while hoping to accuse liberals of being terrorists so they could throw them in prisons (under the patriot act) without legal representation or charges or right to an opportunity to be heard. The Fascist Right was busy setting it all up and the Goebbels of their fascist government (Rush Limbaugh, Bill O'Reilly, Glenn Beck - to name just a few) were filling your ignorant minds with fear and hatred, hoping that lynch mobs would begin to terrorize the liberals. Some did. The murder of doctors . . . spitting on congressman and calling them "niggers" as they went in to pass a health care bill. NO, SIR, THE NEOCONS WOULD NOT HAVE FOUGHT FOR MY RIGHT TO SPEAK OUT. THEY WOULD HAVE MURDERED ME, HUSHED ME, THROWN ME IN PRISON, OR DROWN ME OUT WITH THEIR HATEFUL AND FEAR FILLED RHETORIC.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:22 | Report abuse |
    • Caron

      For Christ's sake!!! Beck's cohort in crime, Rush Limbaugh, wanted drug addicts to rot in prison (until it was disclosed that he was a drug addict). Rush Limbaugh mocked and ridiculed a man with Parkinsons! Neo con cops were reported taking pictures of the inside of the classrooms of teachers thought to be "liberal" so they could police her. God, I am soooooo glad those nazis are out of power!!!!!

      July 21, 2010 at 22:36 | Report abuse |
    • Joe Eversole

      Michael, many of us progressives would protect Glenn Beck's rights to free speech just as you say you would.My problem with the pseudo conservatives like Beck, Hannity and Limbaugh is that they don't welcome dissent or allow smart representatives of opposing views to debate without being interrupted and shouted down.I do not belieeve Beck and others ( also extremists on the left) do not have the right to scream fire in a movie theatre which Beck basically does when he riles people up so much on his show by making them afraid of the current administration.I believe free speech comes with some degree of responsibilty. Beck, Hannity and Limbaugh incite anger in many of their listeners by making the democrats seem evil and this can incite the extremists to do harm. I don't care much for O'Relly either but at least he seems to savor good debates with the opposition and occasionally supports Obama. To state that Conservatives support Freedom of Speech more than Liberals is foolish because it is just your opinion ( no facts). You may feel certain about that but as John Kerry once said: You can be certain and still be wrong."

      July 21, 2010 at 23:12 | Report abuse |
    • AlaskanDude

      Um... Beck is not a Protestant Christian, he's a Mormon. Sorry to burst your bubble Buster Bloodvessle.

      July 22, 2010 at 01:24 | Report abuse |
    • Mel

      Nice rhetoric, but hardly realistic. But I seriously doubt that many of the extreme conservatives that are praying for every Obama failure, faux pas, etc. would defend the right to free speech, let alone the right to hold opinions opposing theirs. Anytime a liberal voices any opinion, the conservatives consider them socialists and a danger to the Constitution and American democracy. What makes you think they will defend anybody they hold in such disdain? This is a country that gave you Japanese concentration camps. It would happen again in a flash. Ask any conservative what should be done to all Muslims.

      July 22, 2010 at 01:44 | Report abuse |
    • Rob Overdijk

      I can only comment with the following: You are misinfomred.

      July 22, 2010 at 02:14 | Report abuse |
    • Army

      Michael, you seem like a nice honorable guy with a hero's belief, but clearly are brainwashed by Fox News and its neo-conservative wag talk. I do believe that just today, an article came out stating that a conservative blogger purposefully manipulated a speech to make somebody seem racist, got them fired, then the truth came out. This action is more representative of what conservatives believe when it comes to free speech. You can have free speech as long as it agrees with the conservative viewpoint. In their anger at Obama and his administrfation, the conservatives are no longer honorable, and are immoral. Also, Glen Beck, for all his "Christian" stances, is a baptized MORMON!!! This can be confirmed with a simple internet search and a video with HIM direclty professing it. Try and clear the ether haze from the conservative bubble to see wha tthe truth really is. But I know that won't happen.

      July 22, 2010 at 02:32 | Report abuse |
    • Glenn NutJob

      "What is Glenn Beck's mental disorder?"

      That's the real question.

      July 22, 2010 at 04:04 | Report abuse |
    • SpyderGirl

      FYI to all. There are Liberal Mormons too. *raises hand* Matter of fact, there are quite a few of us. Beck is just nuts. He does not represent what it is to be Mormon let alone a human being. However, as a Christian woman and a fellow American. I pray that he'll get good care and he won't go completely blind. I'm an avid reader too and feel his anxiety over not being able to read. Is it maybe karma? Possible, but I never delight in the suffering of others, no matter how I feel about their political or religious beliefs.

      July 22, 2010 at 04:06 | Report abuse |
    • Kim

      Everyone has a right to their beliefs. However, they shouldn't distort or fabricate facts, which the right wing has been doing plenty of. (i.e. tales of communism, death panels, posting edited videos to change the meaning of what the person said, etc.) It's dividing the country in a frightening way. We VOTED President Obama into office, and the right wing thinks their country was "stolen" from them. They've been throwing mud since the day Obama took office.

      July 22, 2010 at 04:39 | Report abuse |
    • Bunnie

      This is not a liberal/conservative issue. PEOPLE can be vicious no matter what their political leanings, just as people can be religious no matter what their political leanings. Maybe if folks would quit trying to stick labels on each other, viciousness would dissipate.

      July 22, 2010 at 05:00 | Report abuse |
    • Gregory

      Michael I respect and Thank You for serving our wonderful country.
      Please be reminded that liberal pundits such as Maureen Dowd, Keith Oberman, or Rachel Madow, and even NPR radio don't portray and label conservatives as Nazi and racist. The vehement disinformation coming from Right Wing conservative media is troubling from an international perspective. The entire planet questions the Beck/Limbaugh distortions, as well as, more than half of America. Try turning off cable news and talk radio and drop a lifetime of bias. Please remember, Christ was a Liberal. And, a Jew.
      If one needs a sign of the times for conviction look no further than your right wing media prophets, Limbaugh is deaf and now Beck is blind!

      July 22, 2010 at 05:12 | Report abuse |
    • Kevin

      Sir, where can you provide examples that all liberals (you imply it in your post) don't want conservatives to have their right to express their ideas? In this day of say what you want on the internet I see a lot of things, and frankly much of it brings the debate to new lows every day. However, I rarely, if ever, see anyone make any comment implying that someone should have their right to free speech taken away from them.

      Are liberals trying to enact laws to stop conservative from talking? Are they demanding they be arrested? Trying to get them off the airwaves/cable/internet/etc? I don't think so.

      July 22, 2010 at 05:21 | Report abuse |
    • Dina

      Michael, I think on the great hate-O-meter, conservatives probably take the prize. You don't see the likes of Beck and Limbaugh hate speech in liberal radio, you never saw signs like the Tea Partiers raise from anti-bush rallies, the bizarre "god-is-punishing the..." are all the right wing religious, and the right wing call of let's take back "OUR" America (just as if America belonged to them!) all belong to the right wing. In the blog-o-sphere, they run pretty equal depending on the blog. Don't be Pollyanna about it–open your eyes.

      July 22, 2010 at 05:43 | Report abuse |
    • Brian

      Beck cultivated hatred. He just enjoy the fruits he grows.

      July 22, 2010 at 06:39 | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      Just reading all of this gives me a headache. This article has nothing to do with politics. It's about a man (who happens to be a Conservative personality) with a terrible eye disorder.

      I'm not a huge fan of Mr. Beck but I hope he doesn't go blind (I wouldn't wish that upon anyone). These partisian politics are going to be the death of us all. Everyone seems to think he/she is right and won't listen to another view point. Left and Right both seem to be wrong these days. Whatever happend to just being American? Live and let live.

      Good luck in your treatment Mr. Beck and best wishes for a healthy future!

      July 22, 2010 at 07:02 | Report abuse |
    • SteveM

      He certainly has a right to his beliefs, but I also have a right to believe he's a complete moron.

      July 22, 2010 at 07:23 | Report abuse |
    • Joe D

      Conservatives all share the belief that all should be able to express their views? Is that demonstrated when Beck and other such talking heads interrupt or shout down anyone who dares express disagreement? Is that why Faux News' so-called "fair and balanced" reporting only covers the neocon side of the argument? I don't feel sorry for Beck–he had the chance to see, even if he chose not to.

      July 22, 2010 at 07:36 | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      WOW! How truly sad that we lose compassion for someone because of what he or she believes. I believe this story was about Beck's EYES....not his viewpoints or political stance. Sad. Very sad.

      Mr. Beck, I will pray for you, and for all the other people who just didn't get it. I will pray that one day when each of these sad people find out devastating news about their lives, others won't begin their rantings and ravings about shortcomings and vewpoints during a time when their pain and loss is so intense. I mean, we wouldn't want their rights to be trampled on during a time of personal crisis, right?? How un-American!

      July 22, 2010 at 07:46 | Report abuse |
    • Steve

      okay...just to remind myself....this was a story about someone's eyes....right? i mean....where was the vitriole about what he believes???

      July 22, 2010 at 07:49 | Report abuse |
    • vincent carter

      I Was in the Navy Too. But if you were actually a Navy Captain you would at least be smart enough to know that a healthier America is a stronger America. That is why i am willing to fight for Glenn Beck and all Americans for better Health Care and not profit. And excuse me but i am a liberal. And also guess what i support the President of the United States of America.

      July 22, 2010 at 08:03 | Report abuse |
    • vincent

      I Was in the Navy Too. But if you were actually a Navy Captain you would at least be smart enough to know that a healthier America is a stronger America. That is why i am willing to fight for Glenn Beck and all Americans for better Health Care and not profit. And excuse me but i am a liberal. And also guess what i support the President of the United States of America.

      July 22, 2010 at 08:06 | Report abuse |
    • Mockingjay

      Why is it conservatives like you make such ignorant and sweeping generalizations? The liberals are the ones who fight for freedom of expression with organizations like the ACLU. In fact it is the "liberal media" that even gives you and others a platform.

      July 22, 2010 at 09:31 | Report abuse |
    • Terry from West Texas

      You've got it backwards. Conservatives are vicious. Their one and only argument – since Conservatives are not FOR anything – is that the opponents – like me – are morally inferior. The only reason – according to Conservatives – to oppose Conservative leaders in Congress is to loaf, take drugs, get on welfare, be stupid, live on the dole, get food stamps, not work hard, have no work ethic, etc. Every Conservative attack is an attack on the integrity of the opponent. To Conservatives, you cannot disagree with them; you can only be stupid, lazy, or selfish. You must be a terrorist, a communist, a socialist, a con-artist, a welfare cheat, a criminal, or a member of Acorn.

      If every Conservative disappeared from the US tonight, the nation would be able to handle its problems.

      July 22, 2010 at 09:33 | Report abuse |
    • GoldMember

      Before anything else, for the benefit of disclosure......I am a GoldMember and GoldMember.
      My problem with this piece of trash and people alike is that they think:

      A. Their assumption that their way of thinking is universal.
      B. Americans are not smart enough and let me tell you about the Black Helicopters.
      C. Distortion of history just to make their lies appear credible.
      D. The continuous pounding of the airwaves with "The sky is falling".
      E. Black people are taking over, so "White people, stand up"
      F. How they milk everyone that follows of listen to them., ie Gold.
      G. Religion...this would be a long conversation,but I know God and Politics do not mix.
      H. and lastly, Glenn Beck is just a deranged man, he needs help.

      Michael, not everyone thin like you or Beck, not everyone think that the sky is falling and the black people are coming to take me away, I do not have to go to Walmart and stock up in bullets or join Beck "U" to teach me LIES and paid him at the same time.

      Glenn Beck is a piece of trash passed as a human being, he is divisive, hateful, a snake charmer, and ultimately,it is all driven by money, yes, it is all about the Benjamins.

      Lastly, I do not wish him well because he prays on the weak minded and the uneducated.

      July 22, 2010 at 10:05 | Report abuse |
    • PaulC

      Liberals do not hold the patent on viciousness.
      I see the hateful signs and the hatred spewed at the tea party rallies so you can spread the credit around.

      July 22, 2010 at 10:09 | Report abuse |
    • Margret

      Um. When one spends as much time as Mr. Beck seems to spend with his head up his butt, one is bound to end up with some eye problems.

      July 22, 2010 at 10:43 | Report abuse |
    • Mark13

      I would ask the liberals, progressives, Marxists, communists (insert your preference here), what does Glenn Beck have right? It's easy to call him a moron, etc. (Saul Alinsky would be proud), but try a little honesty. What does he have right? He was alarmed that the Obama administration hired a self-avowed communist, Van Jones. Van Jones is a radical revolutionary. That is my example. Come on, folks. What else does he have right?

      July 22, 2010 at 10:46 | Report abuse |

      Really Michael??? How blind can YOU be? Not all LIBERALS are vicious...and all conservatives want the best for all people. Sorry chum...not the way it works. Some PEOPLE that have been harmed by Beck's rhetoric can't see beyond that and respond to anything bad about GB. Some people can't stand him but genuinely feel sorry about his eye problem. It is not all black and white, Republicans vs Democrats, Liberals vs Conservatives. You really must grow up if you want people to work together and respond appropriately to problems or at least what YOU see as appropriate.

      July 22, 2010 at 11:25 | Report abuse |
    • Stacey

      Mike, I think it's amazing that conservatives think they are the only one who get to exercise their right to free speech. The Tea Party has a right to voice its racist views; they have a right to carry their racist signs; they have a right to carry loaded firearms to townhall meetings being hosted by the President. But I have a right to exercise my freedom of speech, too. I am free to say that I cannot stand Glen Beck because of the hate he spreads. I have a right to say that I don't care if he goes blind. If he and his followers were the Christians they claim to be, they would know that God don't like ugly, and Mr. Beck is very ugly, inside and out and I have a right to say it.

      July 22, 2010 at 11:31 | Report abuse |
    • Patrick

      Obama is a religious family man, who wants prosperity for all Americans. You oppose all that?

      July 22, 2010 at 11:41 | Report abuse |

      the problem with the likes of beck and limbaugh is that they believe whatever they do including multiple marriages and cheating on their wives is okay for them and bad if a progressive/liberal does the same thing- they believe they are above the law such as was the case with limbaugh and the whole drug thing. they complain about the poor stealing a few dollars here and there while they gut the working class of everything they own. i hope and pray there is really a God so that when i die and go to heaven i can look down at all the conservatives overcrowded in Hell.

      July 22, 2010 at 11:51 | Report abuse |
    • Geoff

      Classic conservative whine. Dishes out the worst vitriol, but can't take. In short, you lie, just like Glenn. But I, like 99% of Liberals in this country, will defend to the death your right to say your lies outloud. But don't expect any immunity form being called on your lies or called a liar. Sorry Mr. Beck got the disease, wish him the best – assuming he's telling us the truth about this. Sorry, but he's not an honorable man.

      July 22, 2010 at 12:13 | Report abuse |
    • No Hate Here

      This thread is pretty funny. I have been reading a lot of commentary on how evil Beck is…But what is really interesting is that not one actual example was ever used. It has all been a bunch of generalizations of what is perceived as a typical conservative.
      Therefore, I will leave you with another generalization, and that is that Liberals operate on Emotions not facts. I think that is why people have issues with Beck because he makes common sense (logical) decisions and is not inhibited by emotional feelings. As a Liberal, you can never understand this because you have a mental disorder.
      Hopefully, Obama’s Healthcare plan will save you at the same time it destroys the best Healthcare system in the world. Capitalism…Booooooo. And remember, Beck can’t read any of these, so I suggest you all send some hate filled audio files.

      July 22, 2010 at 12:33 | Report abuse |

      Like you, I am retired Navy, I was a Chief. The point I disagree on is the liberals being viscous. Some are just not all. Just as some conservitives are, but not all. When it comes to Glenn Beck and people viscousness, I believe that much of it is brought about through the way he expresses those views. The conservative movement went from political movement to down right lies, distrotion and attacks. Just as in the Shirley Sherrod case that we have all watch unfold over the past few days. Fox News.com broke the story and it was immediately aired on Bill O'rielly's show and everyone on Fox was calling for her resignation. Now that the truth comes out Fox has focussed and is trying to lay blame on the adminstration. When News organizations such as Fox shift from reporting to biased oppinions, it will cause backlash. Not to say that liberals are any better, just look at MSNBC

      July 22, 2010 at 12:49 | Report abuse |
    • mkmChicago

      Oh I agree he as the right to say whatever he wants. and so do I. Like my firm belief his eye condition results from an infection brought about by his having his head so far up his azz.

      July 22, 2010 at 13:00 | Report abuse |
    • Manny

      I find it saddening that people would be so hateful towards somebody they don't even know, being a conservative I can't say I agree with almost anything that comes from Obama or Pelosi or Reid, but I would never, ever wish anything bad upon them. If one of them were to develop some grave disease or life threatening illness my thoughts and prayers would be with them. The hate being spewed here is so sad, when did it become a crime in America to state your beliefs? As long as he isn't hurting anybody it shouldn't matter what he says, if you don't like him, don't watch him.

      July 22, 2010 at 13:38 | Report abuse |
    • Laura

      Keep reading and listening to what you like as you clearly don't understood the damage that false prophets like Glenn Beck do to America. His facts don't add-up – if he even uses or checks them.

      July 22, 2010 at 13:54 | Report abuse |
    • nycomservative

      He is not funny, his anger is obvious,he is bad for the Republican party, he perpetuates the negative stereotypes that have kept my party from succeeding, karma burned his eyes, God may have something to do with his injuries

      July 22, 2010 at 13:59 | Report abuse |
    • Jonathan

      @Miichael: I am a moderate liberal. There are a number of conservative pundits I respect and believe, however, Beck is not one of them. He is a charlatan whose warped sense of truth causes great harm, because of all of the poor souls who listen to and believe the garbage that spews from one of his orifices or another. His "announced" disorder aside, he is as believable as the next right-wing extremist on the block. He's bad news and nothing will change that fact.

      July 22, 2010 at 14:20 | Report abuse |
    • IMHO

      Michael, Like you, I support everyone's right to have and express an opinion. All I ask is that they be truthful. Unfortunately, Glenn Beck too often plays fast and loose with the truth. You can check out his batting average yourself at: http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/ Search for "Glenn Beck" and then "All statements involving Glenn Beck." You'll see there are some true statements but most range from "half true" to "pants on fire." Given the bully pulpit his celebrity affords him, he shouldn be allowed to do that.

      July 22, 2010 at 14:46 | Report abuse |
    • Midwestmatt

      I left the Republican Party, in 2007, after being a two time Reagan Republican.

      I left the party, in large part, due to the fact that the conservatives could not stop themselves from vilifying all Democrats and others they did not like. Nothing was off the table when it came to labeling Americans who did not agree with them as un-American or worse.

      Beck is nothing less than a demagogue and nothing more. His show is entertainment designed to inflame and mislead his viewers. He purposely phrases his comments with a wink and nod to cast doubt on others, utterly lies when he feels necessary and continues to boost his ratings by making sensationalized comments that do nothing more than wave red meat in front of his followers.

      It would not surprise me one bit if this claim of potential blindness was nothing more than a publicity ploy or an outright lie. I'll be happy to retract that comment should he go blind but I don't think that's going to happen.

      Beck is bad for America and many people, especially those commenting here, see him as just that. If he wasn't constantly pointing the finger at others and claiming that they're bad for America, then maybe fewer fingers would be pointed at him.

      July 22, 2010 at 14:48 | Report abuse |
    • SCallan

      That is funny.

      July 22, 2010 at 14:53 | Report abuse |
    • CFR

      I hope heir Beck did not pay a doctor for the diagnosis, he's been blind for years and has shown many forms of degeneration..
      He seems to cry more than all other hosts combined I think something is deeply troubling him .I'm not sure what the right sees in him but I am glad he's with them. Of course that's just my opinion, but I know that 99% of the conservative teabaggers and 100% of the democrats would stand behind my right to have it.

      July 22, 2010 at 15:04 | Report abuse |
    • Ben

      Generally, classifying folks as liberal or conservative then making broad statements about each may be a way to simplify many complex issues, maybe for a simple person.

      July 22, 2010 at 15:10 | Report abuse |
    • Justin

      Beck is entitled to his opinion, the problem is what he does is the equivalent of yelling fire in a movie theater. he has no regard for the truth nor is he ever held accountable for the blasphemy he preaches. he plays on peoples fears, he blows liberals up to be big, bad boogiemen yet he suffers no consequences for the actions taken by viewers of his show.
      people like glenn beck are the problem in our country. he couldn't give a crap about actually makign this country a better place, his sole concern is ratings and money. he is a dangerous man that brings out the worst in people.

      July 22, 2010 at 15:20 | Report abuse |
    • me, Philadelphia, PA

      You want vicious? Let's start with the Bush Mob shooting down unemployment benefits for people who can't find jobs no matter how hard they try, and taking food out of children's mouths and risking homelessness for them – ALL while touting "family values" and calling themselves "Christians". How's that for vicious? Want more? Let's see, there's shipping all of our jobs overseas, calling unemployed people lazy drug-takers, campaigns of hate against the poor, gays, women and minorities. I could go on, but who has that kind of time – after all, I have lots of drugs to take paid for by my "welfare" unemployment benefits.

      As for Beck, his illness is called KARMA!

      July 22, 2010 at 15:32 | Report abuse |
    • raster1944

      Yeah, Beck has the right to flame liberals but liberals can't slam Beck for his views???? Remember, what's good for the goose is good for the gander. Give me a break, Beck is a moran and the people who agree with his views likewise!

      July 22, 2010 at 16:32 | Report abuse |
    • Deb

      Glenn Beck has every right to air his beliefs. He has absolutely NO right to distort fact and destroy reputations to support his perverse perception of reality. While I feel for the man and his eye problem, the revelation that he has this condition serves to explain his consistent inability to see how his hate-mongering and fact-crashing obscenity masquerading as news is slowly eroding the fabric of the American democratic process. He is blind, that's for sure. Deaf and dumb, too. Remember Glenn, what goes around comes around. God sees all.

      July 22, 2010 at 16:55 | Report abuse |
    • Deb

      A couple of things...Michael, you are drinking the Fox kool-aid. Every fact check?
      Spydergirl: I don't think it was Mormon being discussed, IT WAS MORON!!!
      I find it outrageous that our President is portrayed as a Witch Doctor, Hitler, The Joker. The things that have been said about him are beyond the pale. Were this Bush, people would be in jail and most of us are smart enough to know it. A worse thing to consider is whether any of this would be happening if President Obama had a white father. Those of you who hate Obama should look in the mirror and greet the racist staring back at you.
      By the way, I'm white, and infinitely proud to claim President Obama as part of my ethnic group. He's just as much white as he is black.And shame on anyone who can't see it. Ummm, that would be you, Glenn Beck.

      July 22, 2010 at 17:14 | Report abuse |
    • glenbeck=nutjob

      that's becuz the nutjob right wing causes riots and hate rallies that can lead to serious threats. Just look at the kkk, and the conservative parties in other countries. It's always the conservatives that thrive on fear, and hate. not the liberals. The founding fathers were progressive not conservatives they moved this country forward and progressives will always do that therefore they are called progressives.

      July 23, 2010 at 01:00 | Report abuse |
    • glenbeck=nutjob

      honestly with this guy's track record of lying, he is like the boy who cries wolf, so i dont even believe what he is saying is true. He will miraculously be fine and say that god spoke to him... wait the christian god spoke to him and healed him.

      July 23, 2010 at 01:08 | Report abuse |
    • Gabriel

      Well Michael,
      Your point was made by the tactless, fact-less, and cruel responses you received from the readers of cnn.com. Shameful. And obviously no one here has actually watched an episode of his show. He is a good and funny man who cares deeply about this country. I guess they missed his many episodes featuring Alvida King (MLK Jr's niece). Maybe Media Matters didn't "transcribe" many of those. Even if he were wrong on politics, he would not deserve ill wishes concerning his health from fellow Americans. Disgusting.

      July 25, 2010 at 01:28 | Report abuse |
    • The_Ponder

      It bothers me that the USA has allowed a foreigner to own a media network. The 1st thing an invading army does is take over the invaded country's media. Is it a coincidence that Mr. Mr. Murdouch became a "Naturalized Citizen" during Ronald Reagan's Presidency, so he could "Technically own TV Stations"?

      July 28, 2010 at 11:38 | Report abuse |
    • Betty

      Michael, conservatives don't make fun of liberals???? Have you ever watched Fox news?

      August 4, 2010 at 12:39 | Report abuse |
  7. Mike

    Couldn't happen to a nicer guy!

    July 21, 2010 at 15:19 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Ron

      So Xavier is threatening a public personality threatening to run him over? That is intelligent and 'progressive' conversation. The problem with the internet is that all the wimpy kids like Xaiver (who also got their a$$e$ kicked) now have a venue to act important.

      July 21, 2010 at 23:53 | Report abuse |
    • LeeVA

      Isn't that what Satan said about Jesus, or perhaps at least thougt it. Nice league you're in. Cheers.

      July 22, 2010 at 00:39 | Report abuse |
    • aatami

      Ron – Do us a favor. Learn how to put a sentence together.

      July 22, 2010 at 01:06 | Report abuse |
    • glenbeck=nutjob

      to all the people finding fault, let's be honest you are thinking and hoping the same thing happens to obama and his family. I mean I hear it on the news all the time about how they even pray for Obama to suffer and see it on the blogs all the time. looks like the hicks own computers nowadays and can blog.

      July 23, 2010 at 01:05 | Report abuse |
  8. jamie

    I'm not a fan of Glenn Beck, that much is certain – but no one deserves to have such a thing happen. He'll be in my prayers that he can keep looking at his wife and children, seeing colors, and reading for a long while.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:23 | Report abuse | Reply
    • SMUM

      Excuse me, you said "READING"? Can he actually read? Wonderful news. Beck can read, he just chooses not to.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:15 | Report abuse |
    • Joe Eversole

      Jamie, I agree. I do not like Glenn Beck because his entire sucess is based on fear ( Joe McCathy like) However, I do not wish him harm. I would hope at some point that he could actually see both sides of an issue and not be so certain he is right and those opposing his views are evil. I also hope that people who watch his show will realize that he is basically an entertainer who feasts on people's fears. Anyway, I hope he does not go blind but if he does he may gain some compassion for other people who have had to deal with severe disabilities and had to lean on those bad ole democratic social programs in order to remain independent.

      July 21, 2010 at 23:29 | Report abuse |
    • p

      This guy is such a fake.
      Such a phoney.
      I'm sure this eye stuff is completely fake and phoney, too
      Yeah – Glenn – you turd – how many fingers am I holding up?

      July 22, 2010 at 01:02 | Report abuse |
    • aatami

      Jamie, save your prayers for someone who needs them. This guy would throw you in a concentration camp soon as look at you.

      July 22, 2010 at 01:08 | Report abuse |
    • matt

      "This guy is such a fake.
      Such a phoney.
      I'm sure this eye stuff is completely fake and phoney, too
      Yeah – Glenn – you turd – how many fingers am I holding up?"

      And liberals are supposedly the educated ones...

      July 22, 2010 at 13:33 | Report abuse |
    • Tim

      It is a terrible thing to go blind. I don't wish him to go blind.

      I do wish the nerves that operate his mouth would degenerate instead. The man spews hate, fear, and paranoia for ratings and profit. He is a pox.

      July 22, 2010 at 14:42 | Report abuse |
    • me, Philadelphia, PA

      Don't try to be such a saint – of course there are people who deserve it and Beck is in the Top 10. Good to hear it, couldn't happen to a better guy. Hope Sarah and Rush are next.

      July 22, 2010 at 15:35 | Report abuse |
  9. Joe

    Maybe Mr. Beck will re-think his practice of spreading hate, and mocking children.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:24 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Sammer

      Thank you Joe!

      July 21, 2010 at 22:47 | Report abuse |
    • glenbeck=nutjob

      he's not doin that bad he makes more money then all of us on this blogosphere. And he does so by lying about 99% of his stories. He causes unnecessary friction between americans and he is a drunkard yet he's minting money. So dont worry he will come out of this problem because most probably he is lying. and if he is not then he is still better off than you all.

      July 23, 2010 at 01:13 | Report abuse |
  10. Scott Ritter

    To be honest, the mouth breathers that follow Glenn Beck typically represent the lowest common denominator of American society. He appeals to people who read read picture books and draws inferences that are so far out of left field as to be absurd. It is amazing to me that people follow his schtick.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:25 | Report abuse | Reply
    • LeeVA

      Wow, I guess you told us, huh. LOL. Let's see who will be around to help you pick up the pieces when the whole country goes to proverbial s**t. My guess is - it won't be like minded people such as yourself. Remember, oh malignant one, you heard it here first.

      July 22, 2010 at 00:35 | Report abuse |
    • Carlos

      Lee, you apparently haven't looked around.. The country went to proverbial sh*t 2 years ago. And Glenn Beck wasn't picking up any pieces... He will never pick up pieces because he profits from our (poor people) despair.

      July 22, 2010 at 01:05 | Report abuse |
    • LeeVA

      Yeah, you're right, and Obama has been in office for 18 months of those two years. Nothing is improving and on that note - LOOK AROUND YOU. And I wasn't talking about Glenn Beck picking up the pieces, Carlos. I'm talking about other Americans having to pick up the pieces. It won't be the government doing it. We're all on our own! Pull your heads out of the sand, all of you!

      July 22, 2010 at 01:14 | Report abuse |
    • Jaymie

      LEE don't read the rights talking points for a day and just be an American. You will be surprised how wonderful a country we still are. The least you will also think straighter.

      July 22, 2010 at 03:10 | Report abuse |
    • Midwestmatt

      LeeVA- The country has been going to s**t forever if we are to believe people like yourself.

      Never mind that the EXACT SAME THING was being said so Nixon could get elected.

      You guys are not only WRONG, you're ultimately anti-American.

      July 22, 2010 at 14:51 | Report abuse |
    • glenbeck=nutjob

      leeVa, you got a chip on your shoulder. dont blame the govt for everything. you are still in control of your own life. and btw, all the conserv party wants is gun rights and obama gave that to you so go and make love to your guns.

      July 23, 2010 at 01:17 | Report abuse |
    • glenbeck=nutjob

      and here we go........the mouthbreathers are here! i call them the inbreds.

      July 23, 2010 at 01:23 | Report abuse |
  11. Dare2CTrue

    Glen Beck wouldn't know the founding fathers intent or the definition of socialism if it walked up to him wearing a nazi uniform and handed him a handfull of illicit narcotics wrapped in kiddie porn. The guy's a hatemongering racist coward. If you believe what he has to spew, then i have some lovely beach-front property in Omaha and a bridge or 2 to sell you.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:25 | Report abuse | Reply
    • LeeVA

      You make that statement, but you don't even spell his name correctly. Hmm. For someone who's so in the know, one would think you'd at least get his name right. Glenn Beck's name is spelled with two 'n's', not one. If you watched his show you would know that, so how can you, in good conscience say he's a racist? His concern is not with the color of anyone's skin, it's with what is happening to our country. At least he's making people aware. What's wrong, you are afraid that people might get the low down on what's really transpiring? Too late, we already have. See you at the races in November.

      July 22, 2010 at 02:09 | Report abuse |
    • Mockingjay

      Sorry Lee, not everybody is obsessed with Beck like you. Using two "n's" to spell the name is not that common and isn't much of a mistake to make. But when somebody has as little ammo as you, I guess you have to clutch at some straws.

      July 22, 2010 at 09:36 | Report abuse |
    • Kly

      Lee, everyone knows that using two "N"s in a name is of German origin, and Hitler was German. Therefore, by Mr. Beck's logic he himself is a Nazi. You can't argue with "logic".

      July 22, 2010 at 10:04 | Report abuse |
    • Robin

      Kly – Hitler was actually Austrian. He didn't become a German citizen until 1932. He was the head of the National Socialist German Workers Workers Party. He was a horrible man. Having German herritage doesn't autimatically make you like Hitler. That is an unfair generalization.
      Dare2CTrue – I am sorry that you wish ill upon people just because you disagree with them. This is why we have so many problems in the US right now. To much reaction and not enough discussion.

      July 31, 2010 at 16:23 | Report abuse |
  12. maeve

    The "Beckster" have values? What planet are you on? He has rewritten history, art history, accused people unjustly, misstated facts, name called and besmirched innocent people. Is that his legacy? Yes, we are under God, even Beck. Intolerance and misleading people into hypocrisy is not Godly. Ask his victims what he really is. Sorry Matt, he could be a false idol. If you read the literature written by founders of this great nation, (not the Beck versions) you will find some different values than those of Beck. Beck could be a false prophet. Be careful who you follow.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:27 | Report abuse | Reply
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    • mark

      they might be able to fix his sight. unfortunately for you, they can't fix stupid...

      July 22, 2010 at 00:07 | Report abuse |
    • LeeVA

      Wow, let's hope you never encounter a health issue and need medical assistance right then and there get the same kind of response.

      July 22, 2010 at 01:10 | Report abuse |
    • glenbeck=nutjob

      i cant believe three bloggers here are supporting beck so much. it must be his family members. or him under a false name.

      July 23, 2010 at 01:33 | Report abuse |
    • glenbeck=nutjob

      omg LeeVa: how dare you criticize others for disliking beck and then you go and wish the worse on someone. This is typical republican nasty behavior. Criticize someone for something and do the deed yourself. You are the worst.

      July 23, 2010 at 01:35 | Report abuse |
  14. Justin Sane

    I never cease to be amazed at the vile loathing liberals and progressives have for themselves and their fellow man. Who are you people, really?? Get on with your life and leave others alone!!

    July 21, 2010 at 15:28 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Brennan

      I will agree that some of the people on here are spewing unneccesary hate, but you saying that all liberals/progressives spew hate just based on a couple of people on here is like me saying that all republicans are extremists that go on unnecessary and hateful rants based on the way Mr. Beck carries himself. That said, while I personally do not like Mr. Beck, I would not wish this medical condition on anyone.

      July 21, 2010 at 15:51 | Report abuse |
    • Buster Bloodvessel

      Now call us libtards and sheeple, that never gets old. Foam at the mouth and make up some words. Tell us how the Nazis were socialists, that always gets a laugh. I'm riding my bike on your lawn right now, gramps.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:21 | Report abuse |
    • Bubba

      "Who are you people, really??" I'm your boss, now get back to work.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:23 | Report abuse |
    • Mark C

      Beck is the most obvious fraud in the history of television, and I absolutely pity you that you are too stupid to see it. Seriously, you need help. Even Beck isn't dumb enough to believe the garbage he spouts.

      Oh, and if you like him so much, why don't you invest in the gold scam that he endorses? We could really get a good laugh out of you then..

      July 21, 2010 at 16:28 | Report abuse |
    • StevenR

      I do not consider what I feel for Beck as hate. I loathe him. He is despicable. That is not hate.

      July 21, 2010 at 17:34 | Report abuse |
    • johnboy

      StevenR, look up the word loathe. You might learn something.

      July 21, 2010 at 23:06 | Report abuse |
    • glenbeck=nutjob

      oh no you are so so scary. hey decent people out there on this blogosphere Justin wants us to stop bullying beloved beck. So pls stop he is goin to piss his pants.

      July 23, 2010 at 01:49 | Report abuse |
  15. See the truth

    It appears that followers and believers in Glen becks's propaganda are just as deluded as he is when it comes to the founding fathers and true spirituality. This man represents the US version of Religious Middle east extremism. Packed full of lies to serve capitalism and self interest

    July 21, 2010 at 15:32 | Report abuse | Reply
  16. Joe I

    Yes, it is true that I love to laugh at the absurd nature of Mr. Beck's chosen career as a true loud-mouthed, Limbaugh-like, conservative goon. Maybe this ailment will allow him to see another light and he can turn his energy on coming to the middle and unifying people rather than furthering the already absurd divisions in the American public. Never hope or celebrate illness on a "decent" (I use that in relative terms) human, no matter who they are.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:34 | Report abuse | Reply
    • God Will Not Be Mocked

      While I will pray for Mr. Beck who has convinced so many people that he is a Christian. He is actually a Mormon. He goes on these rants of hate and civil discord that only serve one purpose-increase his ratings and cloud the truth. Like Saul, maybe he will have an opportunity to the world and people for more than their possessions. Mr. Beck, you cannot claim to care for your fellow man and them pour cold water on them at every opportunity. God will not be mocked. Matthew 25

      July 22, 2010 at 08:34 | Report abuse |
  17. See the truth

    Correct –no one deserves illness or anything and we all should wish him health
    However his preaching really do seem borderline "evil" and ungodly

    July 21, 2010 at 15:37 | Report abuse | Reply
  18. Good Eyes

    I guess all that lying actually does make you go blind.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:39 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Margot707

      He's brought it on himself rom all the Vick's he's been using to make himself cry on cue.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:30 | Report abuse |
  19. BCP

    Just posted the same thoughts although maybe with a bit more reasoning..this guy is dangerous. He claims to understand the founding fathers? The founding fathers would have hung him alongside Benedict Arnold. There is nothing patriotic about being a fascist pig. Glenn Beck is the single worst thing to happen to uneducated Americans in a decade....he would be however a PERFECT TEA PARTY candidate as he and Sharon Angle seem to belong in the same mental hospital.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:40 | Report abuse | Reply
  20. Patrick

    Glenn Beck's effect on the United States is to increase paranoia and substitute junk for facts. It sucks that anyone would loose their sight, but I can't help but feel a little karma with this story. IF TRUE. It's altogether possible he's either playing up something or making it up completely to get the one thing that actually seems important to him – more important than truth, more important than good governance, more important than America – and that's ratings.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:43 | Report abuse | Reply
  21. Al

    I wonder if his private insurance plan will cut his policy as a result...

    July 21, 2010 at 15:44 | Report abuse | Reply
  22. 2Tired2Care

    I only wish it was his vocal cords and not his eyes. Talking soooo much BS made him go blind.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:45 | Report abuse | Reply
  23. Todd in Tucson

    First off, I am neither a liberal or a conservative. I've heard that God works in mysterious ways. I wish no one to be blind, but, I do know that bad things happen to bad people. His on air rants are nothing short of pathetic and anyone that watches him on a consistent basis should be ashamed and are as pathetic as he is. You deserve each other.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:45 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike s

      Bad things do not always happen to bad people. Karma is myth more then anything else in the world.

      MANY MANY MANY BAD people are very very successful in this world.

      July 21, 2010 at 18:34 | Report abuse |
    • stuff

      Mike: But in the end, you all have to answer to the same person whether you CHOOSE to believe in Him or not. HIS BAD!

      July 21, 2010 at 19:30 | Report abuse |
    • glenbeck=nutjob

      Mike S : I guess since you stated Karma is a myth it has to be right cuz you are the almighty god. ALso maybe your version of what a bad person is may not really be bad. Like you probably pray for a liberal to suffer. Things like that.
      Pretty sure that the actual bad people do suffer like dahmer and manson.

      July 23, 2010 at 01:55 | Report abuse |
  24. Scottnphx

    I'm sure Fox or whoever sponors Mr. Beck will make sure he gets first class all expesnes paid medical care. I don't feel sorry for him.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:46 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hypocrites Disgust Me

      He and all the other morons on Fox News spew their hate about healthcare for all in this country as a PRIVILEGE while dozens and dozens of other countries provide healthcare as a RIGHT to each tax-paying citizen. Now he will require medical treatment that he despises for others to have. Guess what moron, this healthcare bill is for the MIDDLE CLASS who cannot get health insurance!!! Why do these imbociles have such a hard time grasping this? The poor already get healthcare. The rich already get healthcare. This is for those who fall between the cracks but need help. I get insurance through my job fortunately but that does not mean I cannot be sympathetic to those who cannot. He deserves to go blind since seeing in any way or form eludes him.

      July 21, 2010 at 19:38 | Report abuse |
  25. Eye Roll

    Oh, Please. Haven't we all been through this publicity stunt before? Remember Rush Limbaugh? Going deaf? Got a lot of press? Sold more books? Magically got better? Glenn Beck needs to be a little more original.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:48 | Report abuse | Reply
    • KDW

      Not that I like Rush or Beck. But Rush did not "magically get better". He underwent placement of biaural cochlear implants following a disorder that caused progressive hearing loss. Cochlear implants work very well for people who were hearing prior to placement. With many being able to hear close to normal soon after. I think the two of them are a bunch of blowhards but I would not wish either condition on anyone.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:44 | Report abuse |
  26. GREG

    He is BORG. That would explain the eye...

    July 21, 2010 at 15:50 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bill W

      ...it would also explain his vapid "resistance is futile! You will be assimilated" conspiracy mentality.

      July 21, 2010 at 18:29 | Report abuse |
  27. Alex Santana

    Why is this news? This man has been blind for years? And the hate that he spouts out each night is disgusting...now if only Rush Limbug would go deaf, and Laura "I am a man" Ingraham would go dumb, the world will be right...wait.....Beck is blind to fairness, Rush is deaf to reality and Laura is dumb...just plain dumb.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:50 | Report abuse | Reply
  28. Wow

    Horatio- probbaly pretty easily given a few lessons by Beck.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:56 | Report abuse | Reply
  29. Sylvia Palacios

    Glen & Family: I will pray for your eye problem and your safety. I am so sick of what is going on in our country - I am afraid it is too late to change things, only the second coming of Christ will remove His church from this sorid mess. God bless you and continue educating us!!!

    July 21, 2010 at 15:56 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Seraphim0

      Educate? Are you serious? If you take this man's hate filled rants as education then you are part of what is wrong with this country. Peopel forget... he is a talk show host. an ENTERTAINER. It is his JOB to rile people up and to get them talking. That's how he makes a living. If you seriously feel this man is some kind of expert and has only altruistic goals in mind... you are seriously delusional.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:28 | Report abuse |
    • galfridus73

      You're going to have a very long wait.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:32 | Report abuse |
    • KNag

      Stay strong Sylvia. What we are witnessing is written. Christians stand together and pray for them.

      July 21, 2010 at 21:56 | Report abuse |
    • LeeVA

      Amen, Sylvia.

      July 22, 2010 at 01:38 | Report abuse |
    • Army


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    • Army

      Sylvia sweetie. Didn't you year? Good ole' Glenn is a MORMON! He doesn't believe that Christ is our Savior as you and I do, so stop your blasphemy.

      July 22, 2010 at 02:41 | Report abuse |
    • Lisa

      Army: 1. The actual name of my and Mr. Beck's church is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, not 'Mormon', but that is a nickname we've been stuck with. 2. As a 'Mormon' my most important belief is that Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer and it is only through faith in and following Him that I can be saved. Whoever told you that we believe differently misinformed you.

      July 22, 2010 at 13:23 | Report abuse |
  30. boydanb203

    See that is what happens when you lie and use people to believe you are good person, the same with Rush Limdaugh going death, people should stop and pay attention ,might be GOD telling you to stop listening and watching these two spreading hatred. They just care for money, is sad how people really love this country can fall for 2 scam bags like them.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:57 | Report abuse | Reply
    • boydanb203

      meant to say deaf and not death,

      July 21, 2010 at 16:00 | Report abuse |
  31. Dave in Indy

    Good lord ...

    Limbaugh, now Beck, ... counting the days until O'Reilly goes mute.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:57 | Report abuse | Reply
    • CHUCK D

      That's too funny

      July 21, 2010 at 16:10 | Report abuse |
    • jojo

      lol good one

      July 22, 2010 at 13:22 | Report abuse |
  32. Dan

    I find it hard to believe that anyone would agree with a thing that Glenn has ever said or promoted. He speaks to those people who hate people who are different than them or who loves a woman that decided not to have an abortion but hates the same woman that may need help from the federal government to help feed and clothe that child. He is a sounding board for ultra conservatives who hate people that may need a national health insurance program to keep their families healthy without going broke. He has never done anything good for humanity he is in it for the money and tha's it. His tears were for the fear that his career may be in jeopardy and that's it. I feel sorry for the man but I do not feel sorry for what he stands for.

    July 21, 2010 at 15:59 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Average American Citizen

      I'm going to precede my comments with a profound (at least some will think as much- the rest either will not understand, or will THINK they understand, but really don't...) I am a Christian, but hate religion... yes, I said it. Read it again. I'm sure there are those will will laugh or think it's quite possibly the dumbest thing they've read/heard, but for those who are Christians (and I don't mean simply by "title"- rather the true meaning of the word) will know what I mean.

      I'm not Republican, Democrat, Conservative, or Liberal. I fall into no one category, other than a fallible human being. We've never had a perfect president, nor will we. Those who think there will or can be, are sadly mistaken. Glen Beck, is also a fallible human. Now, before you make snide comments regarding that last statement, consider this. Who is your role-model? The one(s) you side with? Your Party? Your Affiliations? – Guaranteed, they have ALL made serious mistakes and it can be found if you do enough digging. Why? The HUMAN factor! What a concept, huh.

      Do I agree with everything Beck has to say? No. ANY of our presidents? No. Is there always another side to consider? YES! Haven't we ALL made mistakes? Said things we should not have? Lied? Cheated? Before you say or think another person has done "more" of this than you- does it really matter? Really? Fact is, we all are wrong most of the time.

      Beck himself shouldn't be attacked. If you don't like what he says, then disagree with what he says, but for crying out loud, leave the man himself alone. You (and this includes me) aren't any better. I pray his ailment will improve. Macular Deg. is a terrible disease. My grandmother has it but in a much more advanced stage (at which point it can become VERY painful). I wish him well.

      You all have an inalienable right to your opinions. I am also a soldier in the US Army. I would willingly lay down my life defend your right to hold and express such. That day may come. Stop tearing each other down and express your opinion of what is being said or done instead of tearing down the person... doesn't do any good other than possibly make you feel better about yourself- in which case, I feel sorry for you.

      President Obama is my Commander-in-Chief. I whole-heartedly disagree with many of his policies, however, I respect his position with the utmost respect. My point in stating this is to point out this one fact- you can disagree with someone's opinion without tearing said person down.

      From some of the things stated here, I also believe a good many of you have never taken the time or at least fully read our Constitution. (It's too bad this isn't a requirement for all citizens). – HMUNGUS appears to have at least attempted (so thank you).

      I know this was a rather long post to state only a few things- but I thought it necessary. I wanted to point out that I fall into almost none of your categories, yet, I will not tear Beck down as an individual with the same rights as you and I.

      Speak against his actions, opinions, or what-have-you... not against the individual.

      –Average American Citizen

      July 21, 2010 at 23:08 | Report abuse |
    • Average American Citizen

      Oh and one more thing- Our founding fathers meant for us to have large state-governments, and SMALL Federal government. Many of you, and I won't mention names, either didn't know this, or have forgotten. To have the Federal govt. step in on healthcare, and MOST of these other issues is already too much.

      Our states need to step UP to the plate, and the Feds need to step DOWN... Where is the line? Who will tell the Feds when and/or where to stop? Once our freedoms are gone? Too little, too late...

      I will, however, continue to serve my country with pride and honor.


      July 21, 2010 at 23:11 | Report abuse |
    • aatami

      Average American Citizen – I'm submitting you for an appointment in front of the death panel. I'm afraid you suffer from a severe case of ignorance that is complicated by chronic arrogance. It's not going to be worth the governments money to treat you, Bye bye.

      July 22, 2010 at 00:35 | Report abuse |
  33. Steve Henderson

    Glenn Beck is a guy? I always thought she was a little girl.

    July 21, 2010 at 16:00 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Hoddinr

      I thought Beck was a BEER!

      July 21, 2010 at 19:34 | Report abuse |
    • Kay

      And I automatically assumed the eye disorder would be whatever it is that makes him cry on camera all the time. I guess he has two eye disorders.

      July 21, 2010 at 20:06 | Report abuse |
    • monah

      HODDINR: Bock is a beer not Beck

      July 22, 2010 at 11:01 | Report abuse |
  34. Jim Bob

    Mr.Beck should take the log out of his eye before criticizing the speck in the eyes of others.

    July 21, 2010 at 16:03 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mark C

      Yes. Also the Vic's Vapor Rub.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:24 | Report abuse |
  35. Brooklyn

    Go figure....the blind leading the blind...!!!

    July 21, 2010 at 16:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  36. kay


    Just posted the same thoughts although maybe with a bit more reasoning..this guy is dangerous. He claims to understand the founding fathers? The founding fathers would have hung him alongside Benedict Arnold. "

    Arnold was never hung or even tried for his treason. He eluded capture, joined the British army, and died in London in 1801.

    As for Beck, I don't agree with him, but going blind sucks for anybody, regardless of their beliefs.

    July 21, 2010 at 16:04 | Report abuse | Reply
  37. Tom, Vermilion, Ohio

    Seems to be a few Glen Beck fans. What value do you see in the constitutional concept of 'separation of Church and State'?

    July 21, 2010 at 16:09 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Bob

      Not a Constitutional concept. Go educate yourself

      July 21, 2010 at 17:03 | Report abuse |
    • Mike s

      It's not a constitutional concept. It was in a letter by jefferson.

      The primary function for a wall between them, would be to keep government from infringing on the church like they did in europe. Eventually gov't took over the church and that is what they were trying to escape from. It was never the church taking over government.

      July 21, 2010 at 18:30 | Report abuse |
    • Tom, Vermilion, Ohio

      How about the First Amendment to the US Constitution? Or are the Amendments not part of the US Constitution? What about the Declaration of Independence, is that part of the US Constitution? You want me to educate myself? You seem to be one of those 'righteous' fools I've been blogging about. Guess what, you stepped right into it.

      July 21, 2010 at 19:47 | Report abuse |
    • Americanstorm

      Tom-being educated as you state, why don't you do what you were no doubt educated to do; source it. Ranting only works well on blogs, not intelligent conversation.

      July 21, 2010 at 22:52 | Report abuse |
    • aatami

      Mike, Bob, and Americanstorm – You guys are truly ignorant. Hard to believe that you are able to operate a computer and make the claims that you do about separation between church and state. Must be some kind of illness you three have in common. Maybe you should go pray to jesus about your problems, see what happens.

      July 22, 2010 at 00:29 | Report abuse |
  38. issy54

    Beck puts Vaseline (or something similar) in his eyes when he wants to cry on camera.

    July 21, 2010 at 16:10 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mark C

      It's Vics Vapor Rub.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:25 | Report abuse |
    • Hypocrites Disgust Me

      LOL! He uses the same fake tears-inducing cream as Nancy Grease, ur I mean Grace.

      His target audience is ONLY old white fundamentalist bigots who live at home with a thousand cats.

      July 21, 2010 at 19:42 | Report abuse |
  39. KG

    He is a piece of garbage liar, makes up facts and uses them to scare people, but even a scum bag like him doesn't deserve this, I hope he keep his eye sight for as long as possible.

    July 21, 2010 at 16:10 | Report abuse | Reply
    • windwalker9649

      While I totally disagree with his politics, being a history buff, I hate to admit it, but MOST of the historical examples he gives are true and correct. He's not lying at all. He was on the TV in a restaraunt i was in, and I saw him talking about how Woodrow Wilson was a white supremasist. I couldnt believe that Glenn Beck is the 1st person who actually got that right, Wilson was a white supremasist. Now, while his historical facts are correct, his interperatation of them I find to be wrong. And wow, there is alot of hate on this message board. I find it so hypocritical that the people who seem to be demanding 'tolerance' are the least tolerant ones out there. Sure, theyre tolarant of other cultures, religions (except christians, Im an aethiest), sexual preferance, but man, if you have a different political view, they HATE you.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:43 | Report abuse |
    • Mike s


      Now here is a good objective alternate view. It is amazing that blind hatred on this comment section. You my friend are actually of sound mind. Even though I'm sure I would disagree with you about the interpretations.

      July 21, 2010 at 18:28 | Report abuse |
    • NEVER tolerate hate

      WINDWALKER: So as a society we should tolerate terrorist? Murderers? Rapists? No he has done none of those things. But you completely miss the point of why he should not be tolerated. When a person willfully encourages others to HATE even if he does not carry out any ACT , he is still guilty. He is encouraging people to be racist and unsympathetic towards those in need i.e. healthcare reform. WAKE UP!

      July 21, 2010 at 19:51 | Report abuse |
  40. PiercedPsycho

    I detest that man, but I wish him neither ill nor recovery.

    July 21, 2010 at 16:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  41. Tom, Vermilion, Ohio

    Mr. Beck, I think the American people are on to you.

    July 21, 2010 at 16:14 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike s

      How is that exactly? What an absurd statement.

      July 21, 2010 at 18:26 | Report abuse |
    • Caron

      5% for and 95% against Glenn Beck (as indicated in all of these comments) seems to suggest that we are indeed "on to him" - he's scum.

      July 21, 2010 at 23:48 | Report abuse |
    • LeeVA

      It's amazing. How many of you think Glenn Beck is scum. Couldn't tell by his ratings, however. He still smokes everyone else in that time slot. So, tell me, he's scum but you watch him as well? Or not? I guess not. That's why you don't have the faintest clue about what you post here where he's concerned. You don't even know the difference between a republican and a libertarian. Like some other poster put it, all tally up to a whopping 400 here. LOL. Too funny!

      July 22, 2010 at 02:00 | Report abuse |
  42. Mark C

    I wonder if this condition can be cause by overuse of Vic's Vapor Rub to induce fake crying.

    July 21, 2010 at 16:14 | Report abuse | Reply
  43. disgusted

    Sounds like MOST of YOU retards are spreading HATE. Get a live for goodness sakes.

    July 21, 2010 at 16:18 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tom, Vermilion, Ohio

      Spreading hate? No, we are trying to nip it at the source! (At least one of the sources)

      July 21, 2010 at 16:21 | Report abuse |
    • fluke

      i believe you meant "get a life"... you are as dyslexic and oversensitive as your blind prophet. get a life.

      July 21, 2010 at 23:42 | Report abuse |
  44. Tom, Vermilion, Ohio

    Awl, come on folks, he got other issues besides his eyesight. Maybe he's bitten off more than he can chew?

    July 21, 2010 at 16:18 | Report abuse | Reply
  45. SL

    Wow. there's a lot of word of political disagreement in this thread with Glen. but if i was to put myself in his shoes, I'd say anything that anyone would listen to so i can get my ratings up. i'd care about my bills and mortgage being paid in time and if people want me to say i hate everything about gov't and pay me lots of money even though i may not believe it 100%, i'll say it every day and night and twice on Sundays! He's ON TV. He only cares about ratings and getting more people to listen to him... whatever he says doesn not matter... he doesn't even have to believe or support it in anyway. It's all ways about the money for the indiviuals.

    July 21, 2010 at 16:19 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Tom, Vermilion, Ohio

      You have that right, it's all about the money and ratings.

      July 21, 2010 at 16:28 | Report abuse |
  46. Mark C

    Not against obvious frauds like Beck. I tell you what - why don't you invest your money in the gold scam he endorses and get back to us. We could have a really nice laugh at your expense.

    July 21, 2010 at 16:19 | Report abuse | Reply
  47. Mark C

    Wow, a fan of this charlatan talking about where other people have their heads. That's COMEDY GOLD!

    July 21, 2010 at 16:20 | Report abuse | Reply
  48. JPT


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  49. Mark C

    It may be caused by overuse of vapor rub to induce fake crying.

    July 21, 2010 at 16:23 | Report abuse | Reply
    • Mike s

      Your blind hate is astounding...keep posting maybe SOMEONE will take you seriously...

      July 21, 2010 at 18:25 | Report abuse |
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