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It’s hard to believe that in the aftermath of the devastating shooting at the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas  someone could spew venom aimed at the innocent country music fans who lost their lives while enjoying a night of fun. Yet that’s exactly what attorney Hayley Geftman-Gold, formerly with CBS, reportedly just did.

Fox News reports that the vice president and senior counsel for the network had some harsh comments about the victims of the tragic shooting, which happened during Jason Aldean’s show at the Oct. 1 festival, and she shared them on her Facebook page.


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Political reporter Brandon Morse caught the comments before they were deleted, and shared them on Twitter.

Apparently addressing a comment about the shooter, Hayley replied, “If they wouldn’t do anything when children were murdered, I have no hope that the Repugs will ever do the right thing. I’m actually not even sympathetic because country music fans are Republican gun toters.”

The assumption is that Gold’s reference to children was about the massacre at the Sandy Hook elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, in 2012. That shooting reignited the national debate abut gun control.

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A representative for CBS told Fox News, “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.”

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Based in Nashville, Tammy is a 20-year veteran of the country music community. She has worked in marketing, PR and artist development in the past. Follow her @TammyGooGoo and join the conversation @RareCountry
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