Network News

X My Profile
View More Activity
Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 09/14/2010

Discovery hostages to appear on Oprah

By Washington Post editors

Discovery Communications employees held hostage by a gunman on Sept. 1 are scheduled to appear on The Oprah Winfrey Show, the TV Column reports.

James J. Lee, who had protested against Discovery and some of its TV shows, and who believed that the world would be better off without people, was shot by police after an almost four-hour standoff at the company's Silver Spring headquarters.

It was not clear if all three hostages -- two Discovery Communications employees and a security guard -- would be interviewed.

By Washington Post editors  | September 14, 2010; 10:50 AM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati   Google Buzz   Previous: Alexandria meters may take credit cards
Next: 'Not guilty' plea in Google shooting case


So, they get the attention and James Lee gets murdered in cold blood by police claiming he pointed the gun at the hostages.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | September 14, 2010 11:06 AM | Report abuse

15 minutes of fame...

Posted by: CalmTruth | September 14, 2010 11:24 AM | Report abuse

Your suggestion that Mr Lee thought that the world would be better off without people, implys that Mr Lee had intended to harm or injure those he held hostage.

Infact, Mr Lee's comments regarding humanity are in reference to the harm we are doing to the planet that is making the planet less live-able for PEOPLE.
Mr Lee was definately unstable, much like Norman Mayer was, but also like Norman Mayer he believed in a positive message and in his own mind was trying to do something to help this planet for the PEOPLE who live here.

Posted by: MarilynManson | September 14, 2010 11:27 AM | Report abuse

The comments to this entry are closed.

RSS Feed
Subscribe to The Post

© 2011 The Washington Post Company