CBS Plays Up No GOP at MLK Anniversary, Ignores Snub of Only Black Senator

August 29, 2013 - 4:13 PM
CBS Plays Up No GOP at MLK Anniversary, Ignores Snub of Only Black Senator

On the 29 August 2013 edition of CBS This Morning, Jeff Pegues spotlighted the lack of Republican speakers at the 50th anniversary commemoration of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech: "Noticeably absent from this event, the GOP...John Boehner...Eric Cantor, the two most senior Republicans in the House...were invited to speak but declined." However, Pegues failed to mention that the only current black senator, Republican Tim Scott, was not invited to speak at the event.

The correspondent also zeroed in on former President Bill Clinton's dubious claim during his speech at the commemoration – that "a great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon."