Air date: December 2012
If you were looking for a discussion of gun control after the Newtown shooting, you weren't going to find it on Fox News. Gabriel Sherman of New York Magazine was told by sources that "David Clark, the executive producer in charge of Fox's weekend coverage, gave producers instructions not to talk about gun control policy on air." While we were treated to Fox pundits laying blame for the tragedy at the feet of everything from video games to abortion pills, it couldn't be suggested that the fact that a mentally ill man can get a Bushmater .223 in this country is part of the problem.
A prime example of the kind of rhetoric Fox commentators used to change the conversation came courtesy of Mike Huckabee who stated, "Ultimately, you can take every gun away in American and somebody will use a bomb." Yup, they'll just go down to the bomb show at the expo. center and pick up a few dozen bombs.