Daily Archives: January 22, 2011

Keith Olbermann Does Last MSNBC Broadcast

Friday, Keith Olbermann announced that that night’s edition of Countdown was the last he would be doing on MSNBC. He simply stated that it would be the last edition of the program and offered no explanation.

Olbermann apparently settled his contract with NBC late this week.

This is an interesting move on MSNBC’s part, to say the least. Let’s not forget that nobody paid attention to MSNBC before Olbermann’s show. Fun fact: “MSNBC” stands for “Microsoft NBC.” See, I told you no one used to pay attention to MSNBC!

Via Wonkette.

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Hospital Visitation Rights Expanded

New hospital regulations went into effect Wednesday that vastly expand visitation rights. Now, any hospital participating in Medicaid or Medicare must allow visitors of patients’ choosing, regardless of familial or marital status. This means that gay couples can no longer be denied visitation rights.

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Former Haitian Dictator Arrested Upon Return From Exile

Coat of arms of Haiti

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After living in exile in France for more than 25 years, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier returned to Haiti Sunday. He was charged and was arrested at the Karibe hotel Tuesday. The former dictator faces possible charges stemming from torture and the murder of thousands of Haitians during his 15 year rule.

Duvalier assumed power after the death of his father. Hundreds of thousands of Haitians were forced to flee Haiti during Duvalier’s regime.

A judge may take up to 30 days to determine whether the accusations against Duvalier have merit.

Via Impunity Watch.

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