Letter: Where was coverage of Line 3 protesters storming the Interior Department?
Wieland writes, "The Line 3 radical environmental activists should be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, just as the Jan. 6th rioters are being. If it is wrong for the Jan. 6th rioters, it is wrong for the Line 3 environmental activists."
On Oct. 14 th radical Line 3 environmental extremists took over and occupied the Interior Department in Washington D.C. The activists broke down the door, blocked the entrances, and threatened federal employees. Fifty-five environmental rioters were arrested at the Interior Department and another 100 plus at the White House. Melissa Schwartz, Interior Department spokeswomen, said, “Multiple injuries were sustained by security personnel and one officer has been transported to a nearby hospital.”
Why was this story not reported in the local media? I did a review of The Forum of the four days after Oct. 14 th and a search of their Facebook page and found no mention of it. There was, to my knowledge, no reporting of this on the local TV news stations. The Forum has consistently for the last two years had articles about Line 3, mostly favorable to the environmental protesters. When the radical environmental activist Winona LaDuke brought in the unindicted traitor Jane Fonda, who was indirectly responsible for the suffering and death of so many of our Vietnam Veterans, The Forum wrote a positive article about it.
Was the radical activist LaDuke directly or indirectly involved in the takeover of the Interior Department? We may never know because national media and The Forum/local TV stations in particular have not reported or under-reported this story.
The Line 3 radical environmental activists should be charged and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law, just as the Jan. 6 th rioters are being. If it is wrong for the Jan. 6 th rioters, it is wrong for the Line 3 environmental activists. So my question for The Forum and local TV stations is: Why was this story not reported? I await your answers.
Dean Wieland lives in West Fargo.
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