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Kate Plus Eight: Gunman Storms The Offices Of The Hit TV Program’s Network

September 02, 2010 01:00 PM by Jennifer

Discovery Channel Gunman

A gunman who had explosives strapped to himself stormed into the Discovery Channel headquarters and took hostages. Why would someone want to do this to the home of parent home of  TLC? You’ll be shocked to hear what police said was one of the things that enraged him about shows like Kate Plus 8 on TLC!

According to the Associated Press, the gunman, James J. Lee, was on probation up until two weeks ago for targeting the same building with a “Save The Planet Protest” in which he demanded that the network, Discovery Communications LLC, which is also home to shows such as Deadliest Catch, cease programming on such popular reality shows like Kate Plus 8 and 19 Kids & Counting. In his opinion, those shows were doing nothing but promoting the rise in population, and that they should air more shows about saving the planet and animals.

“Humans are the most destructive, filthy, pollutive creatures around and are wrecking what’s left of the planet with their false morals and breeding cultures,” Lee wrote on his website.

Although he held hostages in the building’s lobby, miraculously no one was hurt. After hours of negotiations, authorities entered the building, and upon hearing some sort of popping sound, which prompted them to shoot, killing the 43 year old gunman. “We’re relieved that it ended without any harm to our employees,” said David Leavy, Discovery’s executive vice president for corporate affairs. The building was open today for employees to return, with counselors in place to speak to anyone who needed help dealing with what had happened.

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Photos Courtesy of : The Associated Press

Topics: 19 Kids And Counting, Discovery Channel Reality TV Shows, Kate Plus 8, TLC Reality TV Shows |

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