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Fired CBS Exec: Republican Murder Victims Don’t Deserve Sympathy

Written by Joe Scudder

She knew they were Republican murder victims because they were shot at a country music concert.

A CBS executive decided to share on Facebook her lack of sympathy for Republican murder victims because they don’t support gun control. She was fired by CBS but their claim that she does not match their values and culture rings hollow. She was hired by CBS because she seemed to match their values perfectly. Her only problem is that she made it public knowledge.

The Wrap reports, “CBS Exec Fired for ‘Deeply Unacceptable’ Post About ‘Republican Gun Toters’ After Vegas Shooting.

Hayley Geftman-Gold, who served as senior counsel for strategic transactions at CBS, posted to Facebook on Monday morning, “If they 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 country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”

A CBS representation told TheWrap that the network condemns Geftman-Gold’s comments and that she has since been let go from the company.

Read the full CBS story.

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Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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