Yes, I can see where many will be offended by the authors statements. He misses much of what he is supposedly reporting on.
"Lots of gunfire on these shows", Yes, because that is the producer trying to get people to watch what would otherwise be a boring show. Try sitting through 30 minutes of "Die hard" after you've removed the explosions and gunfire. Guns and Gunfire make good tv apparently. Being in a media business, he should know that.
"Who would want to live in a world that doesn't have . . . . " This quote actually made me feel a bit better, knowing that he and his faithful readers will quickly slit their wrists in the event a disaster such as the preppers fear actually happens. He fails to understand, again, that most of the folks on this show are in the extreme, that most of us are prepping, not for armageddon (although we will be better prepared for that also) but for the shorter, local disaster of a tornado or hurricane. During Hurricane Hugo, I saw several folks begging people for ice, food, or dry milk for their children. That is what convinced me to be better prepared. I now have 3 gallons of dry milk in my stash; not just for me, but for those with small infants who will need milk.
There are always those who feel that if you do not think as I think, then there is something wrong with you. These are the same people who will complain about the lack of government response, lack of police protection, and where the Hell is FEMA during the next local disaster that hits them. And lets face it, some of the folks they get on these types of "reality" shows really are freaking crazy and do nothing to promote the message of "Be Prepared". They show the extreme edge to better entertain, to ridicule, and possibly, to promote their own agenda. Take away what you can from the show and articles, throw the rest away as worthless.