This week on Utah NOW, the story of Tim DeChristopher. He's the 27-year-old college student and environmental activist who disrupted a public land auction last month by bidding up several parcels intended for oil and gas development. Join us as we take a closer look at what some are calling a case of modern-day monkey wrenching. (rebroadcast)
For more information on Tim DeChristopher please visit www.bidder70.org.
I think it would have been appropriate to give the counter point of view a little time on your program. It appeared that you were giving this guy with little respect for law and order a soap box to spread his philosophy. I guess there is no requirement for NOW to be unbiased.
Posted by Daniel Hoggan, Friday January 9th, 2009 @ 8:13 pm
It is a pity that in order to be heard, one has to resort to this type of actions. This would not be the case if the media would at least listen and expose opposing views. The media clearly was not interested how public lands leases are auctioned of, until Tim’s action and now the public at least is aware.
Posted by Peter Maier, Saturday January 10th, 2009 @ 1:10 pm
I'm late to this party, but if viewer Daniel Hoggan, or anyone, wants to speak up on behalf of the government to nail this kid, go for it. I'd like to hear how anyone imagines that they can justify that.
Posted by Janus Daniels, Wednesday February 10th, 2010 @ 1:06 pm
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