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CBS Legal Exec Fired Over Comments About Vegas Massacre

She said she had no sympathy for victims
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 2, 2017 4:47 PM CDT
CBS Legal Exec Fired Over Comments About Vegas Massacre
Flowers are placed near the scene of a mass shooting at a music festival near the Mandalay Bay resort and casino, top left, on the Las Vegas Strip, Monday, Oct. 2, 2017, in Las Vegas.   (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

(Newser) – A CBS legal executive who said she was "not even sympathetic" to the victims of the Las Vegas shooting massacre has quickly found herself without a job. The Daily Caller first reported Hayley Geftman-Gold's comment, posted to Facebook on a discussion thread that has since been deleted: "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." The network announced Monday that Geftman-Gold had been fired, per the Hollywood Reporter.

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"This individual, who was with us for approximately one year, violated the standards of our company and is no longer an employee of CBS," the network said in a statement. "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." (Read more Las Vegas shooting stories.)

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