Thursday, January 16, 2014

Media Caught With Pants Down, Felon In Possession Arrested

You may possibly remember Tyler Smith. He was first noted on NatGeoTV's "Doomsday Preppers" in November of last year, letting Mr. And Mrs. American prepper know that he and his posse of thundertards were going to survive by coming to your house, killing you, and eating your stuff.

Evidently, Mr. Smith has some wee experience with that line of endeavor:


"When Tyler Smith of Buckley appeared on National Geographic's reality show "Doomsday Preppers" he did so with rifle in hand. Smith, 26, shoots at targets and tests homemade body armor while narrating his exploits for the camera.

The problem is, Smith is a felon, convicted of communicating with a minor for immoral purposes and theft. He's not supposed to go anywhere near a gun.
"Even if he doesn't own the guns, he can't handle, have those weapons, fire them (or) possess them in any way," said Pierce County Sheriff's Detective Ed Troyer.

He also bragged for the camera about his plans to raid and loot other doomsday preppers' supplies when the end times came. "All your shiny AR's your high powered .308 rifles, your 50,000 rounds of ammo are all going to be ours", Smith warned.

Pierce county investigators say it was those claims, and Smith's brazen use of firearms on camera that landed him back in jail. "What led us to this guy was himself. He put himself on TV and in newspaper articles and he did things that scared the neighbor," said Troyer.

Smith is a level one sex offender following his conviction in King county in 2009, but he has not registered with law enforcement since his move to Pierce county. Troyer said he could face an additional charge of failing to register as a sex offender."

So, evidently, his age is also his IQ.

First off, I rightfully bag on officious jackholes with badges when appropriate, so it warms my heart to give the fine investigators in this case a hearty and well-deserved "Attaboy!"

And BTW, let's also give a well-earned "Douchebags Of The Decade Award" to the crack(-smoking) production staff and executives responsible at NatGeoTV's Doomsday Preppers, for putting a two-time convicted felon thief and sex offender on national TV, and trying to shoehorn him in alongside the sort of folks who put back a case of canned goods and supplies to ride out a hurricane or tornado.

Nice going, ASSHOLES!

If, a la Jim Zumbo and Dick Metcalf, you'd perhaps like to let them know what you think of their notable efforts to put felons and sex offenders on national TV and equate them with average gun owners and/or preppers, you can reach them at:

National Geographic Society
1145 17th Street N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20036-4688

National Geographic TV
1(202) 912-6500.

Doomsday Preppers
c/o Sharp Entertainment
Alan Madison }
Kathleen Cromley }Exec producers
Matt Sharp }
1(212)784-7778 (fax)

Contact them early, and often.
Particularly if you have school-age children, and would like to congratulate the National Geographic Society for giving a national forum to a convicted sex offender, and observing that you'll be bringing notice of same up to, well, whatever religious, children's, or media advocacy group(s) you feel might be appropriate to notify. Perhaps including your local congressman, and theirs. A little lava in their breakfast should warm up their winter's day.

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