***The complete post is on NewsBusters***
It’s been almost two months since the White House pulled former ATF official David Chipman’s nomination to lead that bureau after he was sunk by evidence of racist actions against black agents during his time there. Ignoring those facts, CBS Evening News thought Wednesday was the perfect time to have a sit-down interview with him, lament that he wasn’t the director, and let him spew lies and misinformation about gun laws, gun dealers, and gun owners.
Anchor Norah O’Donnell set the tone of the segment early as she lamented how President Biden’s promise of “new gun safety measures … suffered a major setback last month after his top choice to lead the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms was blocked in the U.S. Senate.” Adding: “Well, tonight, that nominee, David Chipman is speaking out in a CBS News exclusive.”
The video portion of the segment began with Chipman touting his work against gun rights and pompously declaring: “To oppose me must mean that you're not for preventing gun violence.”