CBS executive Hayley Geftman-Gold apparently has no sympathy for the 58 persons who died at the hands of a mass-shooter on Sunday night in Las Vegas. She wrote on Facebook that “If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing,” in what may have been a reference to the Sandy Hook mass shooting by a crazed young man. The top legal adviser to the network added, “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”
Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nevada, took aim at approximately 22,000 country music fans from his room on the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Besides the dead, Paddock left more than 500 wounded. According to The New York Times, the gunfire began during a performance by the singer Jason Aldean, the closing act of the Route 91 Harvest Festival.
Subsequent to Gelfman-Gold's missive on Facebook, CBS announced her dismissal. “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.
Geftman-Gold had served as the network's vice president and senior counsel. While she did not work directly in the news divisiion of the network, according to her LinkedIn bio, Geftman-Gold worked at CBS since September 2016 and graduated from the prestigious Columbia University law school in 2000.