Unemployment comes swiftly in the Twitter Age…

Two headlines in quick succession

Top CBS Exec: No Sympathy for Vegas Victims as ‘Country Music Fans Often are Republican Gun Toters’


Yeah! Those damned country music fans deserve to die! Republicans, every one. Gun toters. Church burners. Nazi flags in their garages. Probably hate gays and puppies.

CBS fires vice president who said Vegas victims didn’t deserve sympathy because country music fans ‘often are Republican’


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8 Responses to Unemployment comes swiftly in the Twitter Age…

  1. jabrwok says:

    If he thought they were church burners, he’d probably be sympathetic. It’s probably the fact that they were likely church *goers* that he finds intolerable, at least if he’s consistent in his politics.

    I am so sick of politics infecting everything:-(.

  2. Claire says:

    Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving person. Even given that the little twit was in media, she was an educated (?) woman with an important position. Not very long ago, nobody in a position like that would been such a open, unashamed bigot. Even the quiet, genteel, elite bigotry of days gone by would have been more nuanced that, “Repugs all deserve to die.”

    Oh lord, what the Internet and the politicalization of everything have wrought.

  3. John says:

    Golly. She apologized. Can’t she have a do over?

  4. John says:

    “This individual, who was with us for approximately one year, violated the standards of our company and is no longer an employee of CBS”

    A media apology too? Caught outright, hmm. Maybe she be just an outlier? You honest folks you.

  5. Kentucky says:

    Wow, she made VP in a year? She must have some very special . . . talents.

  6. Elmer says:

    It should not be forgotten that Geftman-Gold would not have been hired in the first place had she not been an acceptable “member of the club” within the CBS management; she got fired not because she was not a true-blue lefty like everyone in CBS management, but that she got caught expressing her true feeling in full view of The Normals where it couldn’t be hidden or denied.
    She’s gone, but the rest of them are still there, and probably a bit wiser about commenting in public.

    She will get a new job, someplace, and it will be interesting to see who hires her.

  7. Goober says:

    It’s beyond comprehension to me that before a person can be saddened by the deaths of 59 innocent people, they must first determine what their politics are.

    Yes, because it was a country music festival, it’s safe to assume that most of them were conservative. What difference does that make to all but the most sick and depraved among us?

  8. Kentucky says:

    ” What difference does that make to all but the most sick and depraved among us?”

    And, um, career politicians . . . oh, most of the same folks.

To the stake with the heretic!