CBS Executive Hayley Geftman-Gold Said She Has No Sympathy for Las Vegas Shooting Victims-Truth!
Summary of eRumor:
CBS Executive Hayley Geftman-Gold said she has no sympathy for victims of a mass shooting in Las Vegas because they were attending a country music concert, and most country music fans are Republicans.
CBS Executive Hayley Geftman-Gold commented on Facebook that she had “no sympathy” for the victims of a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas in October 2017 — and CBS confirmed in a statement that she had been fired for her comments.
Hayley Geftman-Gold commented that she didn’t have hope that the shooting at the Mandalay Resort & Casino would prompt lawmakers to enact gun control legislation because they “didn’t do anything about children getting murdered,” presumably at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December 2012:
If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that the Repugs will ever do the right thing. I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are republican gun toters.
The comments have been deleted, but media outlets and blog sites like the Daily Caller and Breitbart picked up the story, and reports of Hayley Geftman-Gold’s comments quickly led to be fired and disbarred by the New York State Bar Association.
CBS announced in a statement on October 2, 2017, that Geftman-Gold had been fired for violating company standards, the Los Angeles Times reports:
“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.”
Given all that, we’re calling claims that CBS Executive Hayley Geftman-Gold said she wasn’t sympathetic to victims of the Las Vegas mass shooting “true.”