Glenn Beck Going Blind
One of the most reputed and well-known television and radio personalities is the American Television and radio shows host Glenn Beck. Now Glenn Beck has been one of the highest rated radio show hosts. He has his own fans and followers and along with that he also has his critics. Now, as always, his critics or liberals always called him as blind. The reason behind this is that them, critics, believes that Beck’s version of any story always deviates from truth. That’s why they often accuse Beck of having his eyes clouded. So in that case the phrase ‘Glenn Beck going blind’ sounds pretty much as a metaphor. But this time, much to the disappointment of his fans, Beck said that he is indeed suffering from a disease which could make him go blind.
So here, the phrase ‘Glenn Beck going blind’ does not act as a metaphor, but it literally points to the visibility power of this famous television and radio personality. This happened during Beck’s famous tour for American Revival. There, while going through his notes in the event, Beck became a little emotional and said that his doctors have informed him that he is suffering from ‘Macular Dystrophy’. Macular Dystrophy, which is a medical condition of the eyes, normally happens to the adults of older age. It causes the retina of the eye to get impaired or damaged and eventually can result blindness. In the Salt Lake City, Beck revealed that. Though, he went back to his comic self by saying that he asked his doctor that whether the doctor charged a thousand dollars just for that sort of piece of information which beck already knew, but the sadness and disheartened feeling in his eyes could not get overlooked by his fans. Cunning Beck later took his medical condition to a bigger platform and addressed Barack Obama’s health care policies.