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George Zimmerman reaches out to Sean Hannity

3:46 PM, Apr 11, 2012   |    comments
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NEW YORK (AP) - Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity is the second cable news host whose involvement in the Trayvon Martin shooting case has gone beyond talking about it on the air.

Hannity acknowledged having a conversation with a man he believed to be George Zimmerman. Zimmerman shot and killed the teenage Martin Feb. 26 in a case that has ignited racial tensions. Hannity has interviewed Zimmerman's father and said there's been a rush to judgment on Zimmerman's role.

Over on MSNBC, Al Sharpton has participated in marches and demonstrations in support of Martin while continuing to discuss the case on his evening talk show. There have been stark differences in the attention and focus on the case at the two networks.

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