Steve Almond, writing in the Boston Globe, has an excellent piece on why the Fairness Doctrine should be reestablished (it was abolished in 1987, spawning the hate-radio culture we have today). Almond (I love this guy) goes after the "cultural flim-flam" artists and "fraudulent moralists" that populate hate radio (do images of Loopy Lou Dobbs, Boo-Hoo Beck and Pills Limpballs immediately smack you in the face?).
So far the Obama administration has shown little interest in reviving the Fairness Doctrine, which would force broadcasters using public airways to provide an alternate view to the right-wing hate shouting going on now. Let's hope the administration or Congress gets to it before the hate-radio fueled teabaggers vote everyone out of office.