CBS on Mon. fired an executive on its legal team after she
wrote on Fb about how she didn’t care concerning the victims of
mass shooting at a Las Vegas country music festival because
they have been most certainly Republican & owned guns.
Hayley Geftman-Gold, a vice president within the strategic
transactions department at CBS, appeared to reference the deadly
shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in 2012 in a Fb
remark earlier Mon.. She stated she’d little religion that
Congress would act on gun-control legislation 'cause Republicans
did not support a background-check bill following in that shooting,
during which 20 kids have been killed.
She additionally wrote in that she wasn’t sympathetic to the victims of the
shooting in Las Vegas on Sun. â€” through which at the least 59 people
have been killed & 527 have been injured â€” because, she stated,
country music fans are sometimes Republicans & own guns.
“If they would not do anything when kids have been murdered I’ve
no hope in that the Repugs will ever do-the right thing,” she wrote.
“I am really not even sympathetic bc country music fans typically
are republican gun toters.”
CBS formally announced in a press release in that it had fired Geftman-Gold, who
had made her Twitter account personal by noon.
“This particular person, who was with us for about one yr,
violated the standards of our company, & is not an
employee of CBS,” a representative stated. “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 & their families.”
Geftman-Gold’s feedback sparked widespread condemnation. They
additionally quickly became a speaking point on the right, as many
commentators & pundits used her words for instance of media
inclination against Republicans & gun house owners.
In a grumble against politicizing shootings, the Fox News source host Sean
Hannity talked about the chief’s departure to his radio
audiences. The- tale got top billing on Fox News source’ web site & the
far-right news source website Breitbart.
Geftman-Gold didn’t reply to Business Insider’s request for