Hayley Geftman-Gold, at the time a CBS executive, tweeted a day after the worst mass shooting in American history that she had no sympathy for the Las Vegas murder victims. Now, she is apparently receiving backlash for her comment, and complained to NYPD about online harassment.
“I’m actually not even sympathetic because country music fans often are Republican gun toters,” Geftman-Gold said about the Las Vegas shooting on Monday; and her post soon went viral. “She then began getting threats on her Facebook page,” Tina Moore of the New York Post said.
To CBS’s credit, they did fire Geftman-Gold for this tweet, and quickly renounced her views in a statement to TheDCNF:
“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.”
Will Ricciardella from the Daily Caller, however, said 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 questioned whether the shooting was ‘foreseeable, predictable and to some degree, self-inflicted,” Ricciardella said
As for Geftman-Gold’s complaint of online harassment, The New York Post reported that the NYPD are currently investigating her complaints.