Candidate Obama was against bringing it back; President Obama has never proposed a revival.
Nancy Pelosi didn't bring it up when she had the power, neither has Leader Harry Reid.
We speak, of course, of the Fairness Doctrine, an FCC policy which required access to broadcast stations of opposing views, and discussion of controversial issues.
It was dropped by the FCC in 1987.
That's because it's as alive today in the right-wing media bubble as it was in the '80's.
It's a scary golem which breathes and walks because Rush Limbaugh and Mark Levin, and Glenn Beck, and Sean Hannity and Laura Ingraham want it to. It's good for business.
After the Tucson shootings, there was well-earned blame heaped on talk radio, Fox News, and Glenn Beck, and Rush, et al for the extreme heat of civic discourse.
But depite all the drang 'n' shit, there was never any serious discussion of reinstating the FD, (which couldn't have prevented violent talk OR the tragedy if it still existed).
But it gave Rush an opportunity to erect the phony issue again, and to flex his muscles with such as Rep. Mike Pence, who is considering a run at the Indiana governorship. Pence (who was once a radio talk host at WRCR-FM - now WIFE-FM - in Rushville, Indiana) needs Rush in any future he might consider in politics.
Limbaugh, who dominates everything he's involved with (especially his dinner plate) never passes up an opportunity for another helping of victimhood. It's all win-win (or in this case, wing-wing) for everyone involved.