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Trevor Noah shows Fox News trying, failing to politicize the Las Vegas shooting

Everyone in the U.S. is grappling with Sunday night's mass shooting in Las Vegas, where a 64-year-old rich white man with no known terrorism connections killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 520. "Right now, he doesn't fit any profile of any mass shooter," Trevor Noah said on Tuesday's Daily Show. "And you know who's having a hard time processing all of that information? The good people at Fox News."

"Since Sunday's shooting didn't fit any of Fox's established narratives, they couldn't politicize it," Noah explained. "And if they couldn't politicize it, then I guess neither should anyone else." He imagined trying to schedule a time to talk about gun laws with Fox News, only to find their schedule booked solid with Hillary email stories. But maybe they have a point, Noah said. "I mean, what kind of terrible people would push a political agenda the day after a mass shooting?" You can probably guess the answer, displayed in Fox News footage.

So either Fox News is being disingenuous with their no-politicizing plea, he said, or they're still trying to figure out how to politicize the mass shooting. "Yesterday, everyone on Fox News was flailing like Mariah Carey on New Year's Eve," except one man, Sean Hannity, Noah said. Unfortunately, "Hannity's fantasy was so ridiculous that even his Fox colleague couldn't get on board." Still, Noah did find some utility in Hannity's very specific set of skills. Watch below. Peter Weber