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In Tandem With President Bush, Hannity & Colmes Avoids Gun Control Debate Over Virginia Tech Shootings

Reported by Ellen - April 18, 2007 -

While most other news outlets reported that the Virginia Tech shootings had reinvigorated a national debate over gun control, the issue has so far not arisen in two days of wall-to-wall coverage of the "campus massacre" on Hannity & Colmes, FOX News’ prime time debate show. Could the lack of coverage have anything to do with President Bush's request to postpone a debate?

As Bloomberg.com reported:

President George W. Bush, who addressed a convocation at Virginia Tech today and met with relatives of some of the shooting victims, said he expected the deaths of 32 people at the hands of a 23-year-old student armed with two handguns would reignite the gun control debate.

`Not the Time'
``Now's not the time to do the debate until we're absolutely certain about what happened and after we help people get over their grieving,'' Bush, who was supported by the National Rifle Association in his presidential campaigns, said in an interview with ABC News. ``But, yeah, I do think there's going to be a lot of discussion.''

From George Bush’s mouth to Roger Ailes’ ears.