Police Kill Discovery Channel Hostage-Holder, Ending Standoff

m_ed196e0f42b3ea534a81580b09a6d964The lunatic who took hostages at Discovery Channel’s headquarters was killed by police. He did have a point about their crappy programming, let’s admit. From the New York Times:

Police officers shot and killed a gunman with a history of protesting against the Discovery Channel, the authorities said, ending a nearly four-hour ordeal on Wednesday at the company’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Md. The gunman, apparently wearing explosives, had taken two employees and a security guard hostage, officials said.

The company had identified the gunman…as James J. Lee. A Web site run by Mr. Lee, SaveThePlanetProtest.com, was established in January 2008. The Web site complains that the Discovery Channel produces programs about the environment for profit, not for humanitarian reasons.

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  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    In death, he will be a meme.

    And, of course, the Squirrels.

  • Vox Penii

    Mr. Lee was deluded if he expected a for-profit television network to have motives other than profit…

    • Haystack

      Where were you when this poor man needed someone to educate him in the fundamentals in economics? If only you had been commenting on more blogs the needed information might have gotten through to him before this tragedy took place.

      • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

        I want to bear your children.

        • Haystack

          I lay eggs, but I’ll let you sit on them for a while.

  • Hadrian999

    you would think if any tv station deserves a terror group fighting them it would be espn or mtv

    • ….

      I’d choose fox, specifically the propaganda team or news as they claim

  • Bulletproofheart

    lee for vendetta?

    • longo

      Are you comparing this guy to a fictional comic book hero? This guy was an asshole, one less parasitic human, good riddance.

  • songbuzzerstovekitchen

    hmmm… “parasitic human infants” perhaps he should have realized he was a waste of space and resources and just killed himself silently in his home, without wasting our tax dollars forcing the police to do it.

  • Frfitz

    I hope he rests in peace. A brainwashed victim of Dr. James Hansen and Al gore. I pray it wasn’t Connie.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    I want to bear your children.

  • http://voxmagi-necessarywords.blogspot.com/ VoxMagi

    You know…I’m tired of TV pointlessly glorifying women whose vaginas are like clown cars…but hostage taking isn’t on my list of actions to take against this phenomenon…employing my channel changer is.

  • ….

    I’d choose fox, specifically the propaganda team or news as they claim

  • ….

    I’d choose fox, specifically the propaganda team or news as they claim

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