President Obama opposes a revival of the "Fairness Doctrine," a rule that requires broadcasters to provide opposing viewpoints on controversial issues, the White House has told Fox News.

"As the president stated during the campaign, he does not believe the Fairness Doctrine should be reinstated," White House spokesman Ben LaBolt told Fox.

The Fairness Doctrine is consistent rallying cry for conservatives, as it would likely hurt conservative talk radio more than any broadcast medium.