Speech Touts Parental Responsibility
August 28, 2008 8:48 PM
Amidst flashing cameras, and in front of a stadium-sized crowd, Sen. Barack Obama accepted the Democratic nomination, making little mention of the media ownership issues that show up prominantly on his Web site.
Squarely aiming his speech at a broader audience, the Democratic candidate instead promised health care, tax cuts to most Americans and energy independence within 10 years. He also promised to alter the tax system to eliminate tax breaks for sending jobs overseas.
In the only veiled reference to media issues, Mr. Obama said, "Programs alone can't replace parents. Government can't turn off the TV and make a child do homework," meaning it's an issue of parental responsibility.