Monday, 02 October 2017

CBS Exec Fired for Facebook Post Following Las Vegas Strip Shooting

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Following Sunday night's shooting on the Las Vegas Strip in which 58 were killed and 515 injured, CBS's Vice President Hayley Geftman-Gold posted on Facebook: "If they [Republican lawmakers] wouldn't do anything when children were murdered [at Sandy Hook] I have no hope that Repubs will ever do the right thing. I'm actually not even sympathetic bc [because] country music fans often are Republican gun toters."

CBS launched full damage control, hoping to erase her comments before they could cause further damage to the company’s already tarnished image. Her Facebook mysteriously disappeared, and CBS issued a half-hearted apology, hoping no one would notice that Geftman-Gold, as the company’s vice president, senior counsel of strategic transactions at CBS, likely reflected the company’s culture toward Republicans in general, and those carrying concealed in exercise of their Second Amendment rights in particular:

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.

A better apology might have included this:

Geftman-Gold’s views, as expressed on her personal Facebook page, were her own and in no way reflect the culture here at CBS. On the contrary CBS is repulsed by her comments, which suggested that we are disrespectful of Republicans in general, or those who choose to exercise their Second Amendment rights as guaranteed under the Constitution in particular. We will make certain that anyone else here at CBS expressing such views will be summarily dismissed, just as Geftman-Gold was when we learned of her ugly and hateful comments regarding the victims in Las Vegas.  

Happily for freedom lovers and those supportive of the rights guaranteed in the Constitution, the Daily Caller reported on Geftman-Gold’s indiscretion before her page was taken down, allowing patriots to see, clearly if only momentarily, inside the corrupt and anti-gun culture of CBS.

CBS was too late. The damage was already done. Thanks to the Internet there’s no way to untell the truth.

 

An Ivy League graduate and former investment advisor, Bob is a regular contributor to The New American magazine and blogs frequently at LightFromTheRight.com, primarily on economics and politics. He can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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