CBS Fires Legal Exec Who Claimed Vegas Victims Didn't Deserve Sympathy

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A CBS attorney is now looking for a new job following a public outcry after it came to light that she believed the victims of the Las Vegas shooting didn’t deserve any sympathy because they were most likely Republican. Hayley Geftman-Gold served the network as a vice president and senior counsel, but now will be standing in an unemployment line.


CBS has parted ways with one of the company’s top lawyers after she said she is “not even sympathetic” to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because “country music fans often are Republican,” when discussing the tragic mass shooting that occurred in Las Vegas late Sunday night.

“This individual, who was with us for approximately one year, violated the standards of our company and 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,” a CBS spokeswoman told Fox News.

Hayley Geftman-Gold, the network’s now-former vice president and senior counsel, took to Facebook after a gunman opened fire at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, killing at least 58 people and sending more than 500 others to hospitals.

“If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs [sic] will ever do the right thing,” Geftman-Gold wrote in a now-deleted message that was first reported and captured by The Daily Caller.

Geftman-Gold continued: “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc [sic] country music fans often are Republican gun toters [sic].”


Liberals. They’re all about tolerance.

If you even might think differently, though, everything changes then. If someone even might vote Republican or carry a firearm for personal defense, they’re no longer worthy of sympathy following the most horrific mass shooting in modern history. At that point, so far as Geftman-Gold is concerned, they deserved it.

Yet this is the same ideology that refuses to support teaching women to protect themselves against rapists because it might be taken as “victim blaming.”

Well, now I’m having trouble mustering any sympathy for her predicament.

Undoubtedly, some leftist will claim she was fired for WrongThink, but that’s not it. She was fired because failed to present herself as a human being. Dozens are dead, hundreds are wounded, and her thought was how they were unworthy of sympathy?

By espousing that comment, she embarrassed her employer. She put them in an awkward spot, especially after former CBS anchor Scott Pelley referred to the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise as potentially “self-inflicted.” Like it or not, a large portion of this country identifies as conservative. Another large portion leans conservative. None of them like the idea of “they were asking for it” as justification for shooting someone.


While Geftman-Gold may not have intended it to come across that way, her condescending tone is clear. I wonder just how she would react if this shooting at been at a Women’s March and a conservative had made a similar comment. Would she have called for that person’s job?

I think we all know the answer.


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