CBS Senior Attorney Hayley Geftman-Gold was fired after posting insensitive comments on Facebook, where she essentially said that she was not saddened by the loss of life in Las Vegas because attendees of a country music concert were likely Republicans, and as such held some responsibility for gun violence in America.

In making her statement, Geftman-Gold proved once again that while your speech may be protected, your right to a job isn't.

She also proved that stereotypes about groups of people stem from lazy thinking and a lack of exposure to the group you're stereotyping. That's true whether you're stereotyping millennials, minorities, or music fans. Sure, there is a good chance that many of the victims of the massacre were Republicans--which, even if you stridently disagree with their position on gun control (or any other issue of public policy), does not warrant a death sentence.

But no group of people is monolithic in its beliefs.

I know this because on most subjects I am one of the most liberal people you will ever meet. I am also a huge country music fan.

I grew up listening to Garth Brooks. If you don't think Friends in Low Places is a work of art, you and I aren't likely to be very good friends. I can quote whole passages of the movie Pure Country and do so frequently. I still believe a real man resembles Waylon Jennings, circa 1977--which explains any occasional bout of low self-esteem I have, since while I do wear cowboy boots every day, I regrettably do not resemble Waylon Jennings circa 1977. This may be sacrilege, but I infinitely prefer Dwight Yoakam's recent version of Purple Rain. One of the songs on my "get pumped" mix for the gym is If You're Gonna' Play in Texas, by Alabama.

I might not have been in the audience for a Jason Aldean performance, but both me and my equally liberal brother would have wanted to be in that crowd if George Strait was on stage.

And yet I am a proud liberal.

Here's the point: Our national political and media narrative is rapidly hardening into two warring camps that have fixed positions. If you like country music, you must also love guns and hate the fact that all the ice hasn't yet melted beneath the polar bears. If you like Bruce Springsteen, you must also hate God, the police, and the military, in that order.

I don't know anyone who is strictly defined by either of these narratives, even if they proudly identify as either liberal or conservative. I love country music and Bruce Springsteen, wish the polar bears had more ice, and get instantly choked up when I think about police officers going up the stairs in Las Vegas toward the gunfire.

In the end, it doesn't matter if the victims in Las Vegas were all Republicans, all Democrats, or happened to be the last remaining 20,000 members of the Whig party. They were human beings, and one of our founding beliefs is supposed to be that in the United States your political beliefs are not grounds for punishment. One CBS executive apparently didn't get that memo, and she got fired.

Hopefully, from an employment perspective, she serves as a lesson for the rest of us.

And the lesson isn't to avoid saying stupid things online, but instead to remember that stereotypes are the domain of lazy thinkers--and no one wants to employ a lazy thinker.