CBS Vice President fired for Las Vegas massacre post

VP and lawyer for CBS stated that Las Vegas massacre victims do not deserve sympathy because 'country music fans often are Republicans.'

Gary Willig,

Hayley Geftman-Gold's Facebook page
Hayley Geftman-Gold's Facebook page
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The CBS news organization fired its Vice-President and senior counsel, Hayley Geftman-Gold, after she wrote that the victims of the Las Vegas massacre "don't deserve sympathy," Fox News reported.

A gunman opened fire at a country music concert at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas just before 10:30 p.m. local time Sunday night. At least 59 people were murdered and over 500 wounded in the attack, which was the worst mass shooting in US history

"If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs [Republicans] will ever do the right thing,” Geftman-Gold wrote in a post on her Facebook account that has since been deleted. The post was captured by the Daily Caller.

"I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters," she added.

A CBS spokeswoman told Fox News that Geftman-Gold, “is no longer an employee of CBS. Her views as expressed on social media are deeply unacceptable to all of us at CBS. Our hearts go out to the victims in Las Vegas and their families.”

Geftman-Gold apologized for her offensive post.“Earlier today I posted an indefensible post in a Facebook discussion thread concerning the tragic Las Vegas shooting, a statement I sincerely regret. I am deeply sorry for diminishing the significance of every life affected by Stephen Paddock’s terrorism last night and for the pain my words have inflicted on the loved ones of the victims. My shameful comments do not reflect the beliefs of my former employer, colleagues, family, and friends. Nor do they reflect my actual beliefs — this senseless violence warrants the deepest empathy. I understand and accept all consequences that my words have incurred.”




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