CBS Plays Up No GOP at MLK Anniversary

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<p>On the 29 August 2013 edition of <em>CBS This Morning</em>, Jeff Pegues spotlighted the lack of Republican speakers at the 50th anniversary commemoration of Martin Luther King's "I have a dream" speech: "<strong>Noticeably absent from this event, the GOP</strong>...John Boehner...Eric Cantor, the two most senior Republicans in the House...were <strong>invited to speak but declined</strong>." However, Pegues failed to mention that the only current black senator, Republican Tim Scott, was not invited to speak at the event.<br /><br />The correspondent also zeroed in on former President Bill Clinton's dubious claim during his speech at the commemoration – that "<strong>a great democracy does not make it harder to vote than to buy an assault weapon</strong>."</p>

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