CBS executive: No sympathy for Vegas victims; ‘country music fans are often Republicans’ UPDATE: Fired

CBS executive: No sympathy for Vegas victims; ‘country music fans are often Republicans’ UPDATE: Fired
Terrified victims flee the 1 Oct 2017 shooting massacre on the Las Vegas Strip. (Image: Screen grab of amateur video, YouTube)

UPDATE: Hayley Geftman-Gold has been fired from CBS. – LU Staff

A top legal executive at CBS, Hayley Geftman-Gold, said she “is not even sympathetic” for the victims of the shooting at a country music festival at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas Sunday night.

“If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered I have no hope that Repugs will ever do the right thing,” wrote Geftman-Gold on Facebook, perhaps referring to Sandy Hook. “I’m actually not even sympathetic bc country music fans often are Republican gun toters.”

(Screen cap via DCNF)
(Screen cap via DCNF)

Stephen Paddock of Mesquite, Nev. opened fire on a crowd of 22,000 country music concert goers from the 32nd floor of Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas late Sunday night. More than 50 people are dead, and 400 others were left injured after the shooting spree finally ended when the shooter turned the gun on himself.

“The gunfire began during a performance by the singer Jason Aldean, the closing act of the Route 91 Harvest Festival, according to Gail Davis, who was in the audience of more than 22,000,” reports The New York Times.

CBS has a history of hostility towards Republicans. Shortly after the attack on the GOP congressional baseball team gravely injuring Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise in June, former CBS anchor Scott Pelley questionedwhether the shooting was “foreseeable, predictable and to some degree, self-inflicted.”

The original thread was deleted, but not by Geftman-Gold.

CBS did not immediately respond to The Daily Caller News Foundation for comment.

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This report, by Will Ricciardella, was cross-posted by arrangement with the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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