I think democrats tend to look at things like the swiftboat lies and other organized rumor mongering as what they'd like to have balanced.
I think broadcasters should have a fairness doctrine, to keep shams like Fox News from being so insanely one-sided. I think there is no reason why a moron like Shawn Hannity shouldn't have a show and his show should be as shitty and biased as he wants to make it, but Fox shouldn't be allowed to have one Hannity after another all day long.
MSNBC has a slew of center-right douchebags, but only one Keith Olberman, that's not balanced either. That traitor to our nation Lawernce Cudlow is blasted over the airwaves spewing lies and distortions to foster his Anti-American (That's American as in a person, the people whos jobs people like him send to slave-wage countries, not the scumbags who own and run our country).
I would like major media internet sites to also have a fairness doctrine, but how do you enforce that? How do you find out which sites are major media and which aren't? I would never want individual people and their websites to be subject to anykind of a fairness doctrine.
Traffic analysis could identify massive sites, then these sites could be checked out. Something like how a hair-dresser has to have training and a license not a FBI/SWAT/IRS teams showing up for a raid with guns and body armor. I think a site with millions of hits a day should have at least as much regulatory hassle as a hairdressing shop.
Republicans like less government because it makes rich people more powerful. It makes countries less democratic. According to conservatives Afghanistan should have been a paradise under the taliban and their mujahdeen predacessors. There was no government at all, guns and money were the only power. Suprise, surprise when they started machine gunning women in soccerfields.