Key Democrats support reinstating the fairness doctrine, including Senator John Kerry, Rep. Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) and Diane Feinstein (9D-Calif).
Kerry calls the doctrine the "most profound changes in the balance of the media." Kerry also states that conservatives have been able to "squeeze down and squeeze out opinion of opposing views."
The fairness doctrine required broadcasters to give reasonable opportunity for the airing of both sides of "issues of public importance." The doctrine was deemed unconstitutional in 1987 by the FCC.