Where's Keith? Olbermann is off the air, again; after a dispute with management, again; but this time, he's "management". Opening music: Keith Don't Go, by Nils Lofgren. New Hampshire primary tonight, mud wrestling of the one percenters. Also covered:
--US denies Marine in Iran is a spy, buttressing Iran's contention as they sentence him to death
--Afghan soldier kills GI, third time in two weeks
--Max Boot says "Bomb Iran", he's heard no arguments against that
--FAIR gets NYT public editor to agree, The Times has not corrected false reporting about Iran's nuclear intentions and progress toward a bomb
--AP reports health spending increase in 2010 was 50-year low, does not relate that to insurance increases and profit-taking. Spending was down because people are deferring treatment because they're afraid they can't afford it
--In California, Assemblyman Jerry Hill, D-San Mateo, offers bills to tighten regulation of utilities, wants to tie safety to profits
--Randall Terry acts as a (Democratic!) presidential candidate in order to run grisly anti-abortion ads during the Superbowl; pro-peace ads from groups that didn't pretend to run for president have been repeatedly banned by the networks.