NPR canned Juan Williams and created a firestorm of negative publicity and political calls to defund public broadcasting. Is there such a thing as separation between so-called objective and opinion media? And how much is the Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage mess costing Americans? With only 10 days left before the midterm elections, “Left, Right & Center” regulars Robert Scheer, Arianna Huffington and Matt Miller, along with special right-wing guest David Frum, consider who’s going to show up at the polls this time around. –KA


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