We’re sincerely glad everyone at Discovery Communications is safe, because the guy who held hostages at the company’s HQ this afternoon had written some terrifying screeds against with Discovery’s biggest shows, including ‘Jon & Kate Plus 8’ and the Duggar family series.
James J. Lee, who was killed Sept. 1 after a four-hour standoff with cops, made some insane demands in a published manifesto — and they clearly seem to target some of Discovery’s most popular shows, including Jon & Kate Plus 8, 19 Kids and Counting, and a new show that TLC has ordered called Sextuplets.
Lee had posted a manifesto on his website, which crashed, to demand that Discovery and TLC stop airing all their shows about multiple births. TLC, of course, has had one of the biggest hits in all of cable TV with the saga of the Gosselin family, which comprised one set of twins and one set of sextuplets — the latter of which were produced by in vitro fertilization.
“All programs on Discovery Health-TLC must stop encouraging the birth of any more parasitic human infants and the false heroics behind those actions, ” read part of the screed. “In those programs’ places, programs encouraging human sterilization and infertility must be pushed. All former pro-birth programs must now push in the direction of stopping human birth, not encouraging it.”
Discovery hasn’t made any statement about the