Glenn Beck's paralyzed vocal chords: Conservative talking head delivers silent, ten-minute-long monologue.

Glenn Beck Has (Temporarily) Lost the Ability to Speak

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June 11 2013 2:06 PM

Glenn Beck Has (Temporarily) Lost the Ability to Speak

As you all no doubt learned last night while watching Glenn Beck's show—wait, what's that? You don't watch? Oh. In that case, here's the 10-minute-long, silent monologue he delivered by way of flash cards. As you'll learn from the first few note cards, Beck says that doctors told him last week that his vocal cords are temporarily paralyzed, hence the need to get a little creative.

Josh Voorhees is a Slate senior writer. He lives in Iowa City. 

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