Hayley Geftman-Gold, who served as senior counsel for strategic transactions at CBS, was fired Monday afternoon by the network. In a social media post, Geftman-Gold wrote that, for partisan reasons, she is “not even sympathetic” to the 50-plus murdered and 400-plus hospitalized during Sunday’s shooting massacre in Las Vegas.
Writing on Facebook, Geftman-Gold said, “If the [shooting victims] wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing. I’m actually not even sympathetic bc [sic] country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”
In a statement released just hours after the story broke in New Media (the Daily Caller was the first to report it), CBS wrote:
This is the second time a CBS employee has expressed this kind of partisan contempt for a shooting victim. After Republican Rep. Steve Scalise was seriously wounded by a Bernie Sanders supporter in June, Scott Pelly, then-anchor of CBS News, wondered if the shooting was “foreseeable, predictable and to some degree, self-inflicted.”