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KIEM claims copyright on poop and pee footage

It appears that KIEM (Channel 3 TV Nooze) would like you to forget about that whole “who pooped and peed on the bank” incident as shown by the message in place of where the footage shot by its reporters used to be (see Gawker, Lost Coast Outpost).

KIEM was soooo sure of its reporters’ professionalism that raw footage of an attempt to pin a pile of sidewalk poop on Occupy Eureka protesters was posted to the station website.  Reporter Betsy Lambert also uploaded it to YouTube.

But when people far and wide began criticizing Lambert’s infamous refrain, she un-YouTubed it.

Now KIEM appears to be moving to scrub all evidence of the incident from the internets.  Good luck with that.  A quick search of YouTube shows several other people grabbed the footage and reposted it for all their friends to see.

The whole world is watching.

  1. November 18, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    What a bunch of crap! I mean poop and pee! If KIEM wants to save face and put the matter behind them sort of speak why don’t they just get rid of the Queen of Poop and Pee Queen Lambert herself. I’m sure the other NBC stations must see what a joke see really is. Just because they have no competition anymore for local TV news doesn’t mean they have to hire a crappy reporter!

  2. Plain Jane
    November 18, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    No one in their right mind would want a video “starring” them making such an ass out of themselves floating around forever, especially if it was related to your career. It not only demonstrated her lack of journalistic integrity, but her poor judgment in making it available to the public. She obviously thought it was good work – which makes her look even worse. I’m sorta feeling sorry for her, imagining how she must feel with the overwhelming criticism she’s receiving. But it seems like if she understands what she did wrong, she’d apologize and she hasn’t. If she still doesn’t get it, she looks even worse.

    So who has downloaded that video to keep it floating around forever? ;-)

  3. November 18, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    I linked to one above, but search “poop and pee on the bank” on YouTube and you will find more.

    The manager of KIEM was on KMUD news the night this happened and he said repeatedly the reporters acted professionally. He said they were uploading the raw footage on the KIEM website to show their professionalism. Strangely, few people agreed.

  4. Richard
    November 18, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    This station famously run TV commercial by a local Used Car Lot that uses copyright protected songs, music and melodies that they are have not obtained rights to, but now they want their “news” footage protected? If they start down this path they may find their client and themselves to have stepped in it…

  5. Richard
    November 18, 2011 at 11:28 pm

    Hopefully the cover up attempt will only make this a bigger story. Any one sent this to Keith Olbermann yet? Betsy might make it on to “Worse Person” for five more of her quickly evaporating 15 minutes.

    I had called them about the Mass Day of Action on Tuesday and asked if they were going to have someone at the courthouse and it was Betsy who answered and she said “we will only be covering Occupy if the police are arriving”.

    I think we already saw that the only part of the story her station’s Manager Roy Frostenson, or his boss Bill Pollack and Bill Jr., (out of Louisiana and Tennessee) want told it from their perspective as one of the 1%.

  6. Matt
    November 18, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    What a bunch of clowns

  7. Anonymous
    November 19, 2011 at 12:34 am

    I want a tape of the ”Interview” along with the Defegate: the movie and remix, all on one C D. I want to give it to my brother for Christmas. He would die laughing. It needs the three altogether to get the full on hilarious impact. I am not good at uploading and all so can someone make some copy’s?

  8. Goldie
    November 19, 2011 at 12:57 am

    Did Betsy ever file an assault charge?

  9. What Now
    November 19, 2011 at 1:51 am

    That footage is the entirety of KIEM’s “intellectual” property.

  10. Anonymous
    November 19, 2011 at 6:30 am

    I can’t wait for the Dell Arte version.

  11. Anonymous
    November 19, 2011 at 6:32 am

    yes, who pooped and peed on the bank, the musical.

  12. November 19, 2011 at 7:05 am

    Like “Matt” said over at SoHum Parlance, as long as they’re talking about “Poop & Pee”, they’re not covering the issue at hand. As long as they’re talking about how scrungy the homeless vagabonds are; they’re not talking about how despicable the whole financial system is.
    If you talk to people who are “underwater” in their debts; you find it is all interest. The principle would be been paid twice over for most folks, if the system wasn’t so corrupt and crooked. Americans would owe a fraction of the claimed debt by the banks. Even in biblical times usury was a crime. How many people have paid on their mortgages for twenty years only to find they still owe the same amount. I’m sure the “Reich-Wingers” who stalk this site will tell you all about “entering into an agreement, with full knowledge….” and a bunch of other BS. What a rip-off these arrangements are. Designed to force people into servitude and financial slavery. But of course we’re all preoccupied with the actions of some mentally ill, homeless person, so the thieves get a pass.

  13. AhSo
    November 19, 2011 at 7:20 am

    When she uploaded the video to her own youtube channel and made it available to the public she pretty much voided any claims of copyright protection. Sure KIEM still owns the copyright but it is of little value if the material is now in the public domain. She is now her own story and it belongs to history.

  14. Anonymous
    November 19, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Oh Betsy, national coverage of you acting like a junior high school reporter, you must be so proud!

  15. Sibling Rivalry
    November 19, 2011 at 7:56 am

    Send a copy of the video (or a request for Olbermann to cover the story) to countdown@current.com

    Since NBC fired Olbermann he might have some fun with it.

  16. Mitch
    November 19, 2011 at 8:09 am

    I’m still waiting for US Bank or EPD to release the surveillance video. My guess is that if it showed an identifiable person associated with Occupy Eureka, we’d have seen it by now, in an epic sequel, with even better song-writing possibilities.

    But I do wonder whether the uproar has caused Channel 3 to air any programming on income inequality in Humboldt or Eureka. I don’t watch it, so I just have to make a guess.

  17. November 19, 2011 at 8:37 am

    I sent it to auto tune the news, hide yo wife hide yo kids!

  18. Anonymous
    November 19, 2011 at 8:41 am

    I wonder if you would be laughing if somebody spread excrement all over your front door.

  19. Sibling Rivalry
    November 19, 2011 at 8:44 am

    We are not laughing at excrement we are laughing at a shit for brains reporter.

  20. November 19, 2011 at 8:45 am

    I offered her some pointers but she didn’t respond…
    I hope Kelly May learned from this as well

  21. humboldt turtle
    November 19, 2011 at 10:27 am

    KIBM — the uh, spirit of the North Coast.

  22. Sibling Rivalry
    November 19, 2011 at 10:29 am

    The Peecock Network!

  23. jr
    November 19, 2011 at 10:48 am

    I forwarded a copy of the video and song to the main site of Operation Wall Street, but so far it has not appeared on it.

  24. tra
    November 19, 2011 at 11:13 am

    If you google “Betsy Lambert” the first entry is her “demo reel” but also includes a link for “more videos for Betsy Lambert” which include several videos of the her now-infamous potty-mouthed rampage.

    By the way, if you click on her Demo reel, the third “related video” that comes up is “Poop and Pee Reporter Fail – Betsy Lambert.”

    It seems Ms. Lambert’s poop and pee fixation has gone viral. I almost feel bad for her.

  25. skippy
    November 19, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Down the proverbial Memory Hole? We think not. Such pseudo-historical events should be saved for posterity and potty humor’s sake, not to mention the masses of enquiring minds wanting to know.

    Fellow readers: sharing a bit of the lesser reported news and local Occupy Haps archived in the Humboldt Sentinel column here has been a steady work in progress– with your comments and criticisms not only being appreciated, but sought after. Please give it a read, offering some valuable feedback if you’re inclined. Yes, the infamous video has been archived on a mirror site.

    In the meanwhile, good luck on those censorship efforts and wishing you the best in responsible journalism for the future, KIEM-TV. It just never happened…

  26. interstate media school of fish
    November 19, 2011 at 11:34 am

    fuck lambert. I’d laugh if she or her kids end up homeless squatting behind dumpsters themselves. People like her are a very big part of everybody’s problem. Such audacity in the other direction gets you a billy club to the head and a criminal record.

  27. Doncha No Wit
    November 19, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Just imagine what would have happened to Betsy if she had walked into the bank and stuck her microphone in all the tellers faces one by one and asked them if they had pooped or peed on the bank. Then imagine what would have happened if, unsatified with the answers, she had rushed behind the counter at the bank and started the same bs. She would have been arrested immediately. Is there any doubt?

    Compare and contrast, oh critical thinkers.

  28. Fox calling
    November 19, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Hey Betsy, this is Fox Network calling. Loved your poop and pee piece. Way to go. We like your style. With your lack of professionalism, extreme bias, ignorance and bad judgment, you’d be a great addition to our “news” team. Call us.

  29. Anonymous
    November 19, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I’m a big fan of Chives, who has a small role in the poop and pee video. He shows reserve and restraint and a calm quietness.

  30. Walker, Texas Anger
    November 19, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Boycott KIEM and all of their advertisers. KIEM is the local right wing television media sewer pipe.

  31. Tell It
    November 19, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    Amen to the above. Yes! Boycott KIEM. I stopped watching their plainly-skewed right-wing message years ago. Their news coverage has very little credibility, consistently putting good ol boy local politicians and causes in the limelight, and casting aspersions on anything that smells progressive. To be fair, Jim Bernard, their weatherman is awesome and one of the few true professionals associated with their mini-me Fox-style network.

    My idea of their new motto:

    “NewsChannel 3: The Fox News of the North Coast”

  32. Lodgepole
    November 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Word on the street is the fecal perpetrator actually peed, then went poop. Just for the sake of clarity.

  33. jr
    November 19, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    I haven’t watched local newscasts since Leslie Lolich reported the news on KAEF. But I still miss Dick DeWitt’s newscasts on KVIQ when they were on Humboldt Hill (before their fire which promoted the move to Wabash and Broadway with a brief stop first where Pacific Outfitters is today.)

  34. High Finance
    November 19, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Yeah Walker, I am sure the KIEM advertisers business will all collapse know you aren’t spending your fortune with them.

  35. Walker, Texas Anger
    November 19, 2011 at 3:17 pm

    Call Blue Lake Casino, 668-9770 and tell the General Manager that you won’t be stopping in until they take a dump on KIEM.


  36. November 19, 2011 at 3:21 pm

    but Hi-Fi… they know if one person is doing it,
    100 are thinking it.

  37. High Finance
    November 19, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    I’m thinking I will go to all the advertiser’s stores tomorrow and buy something.

  38. Apologist Not
    November 20, 2011 at 1:10 am

    That strategy doesn’t seem too popular in America right now. Even our local Reich-Winger business owners are swallowing their old BS against taxes and regulations for their real concern: CUSTOMERS.

    Still waiting for a response to my FCC complaint.

  39. Ann
    November 20, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Does anyone know how to send the video to John Stewart? He’d love it.

  40. Snickerdoodles
    November 20, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Remember folks – Betsy isn’t just a reporter. She’s the news director. She sets the tone for the entirety of their news coverage, hires & fires reporters, and produces the prime time news shows. KIEM news is Betsy “Lamebutt”.
    If Roy has half a brain she’ll be gone soon. if not we’re in for a bunch more poop and pee until her contract expires …

  41. Snickerdoodles
    November 20, 2011 at 11:46 am

    … If I had a loud enough car stereo – I’d park outside the KIEM studio with Goff’s song playing on a loop during the newscast. There’s no soundproofing on their studio. (you can hear the rain on the ceiling when they broadcast). I’d love to see Betsy try and hold it together live on camera with that as the background music. …

  42. CaCa
    November 20, 2011 at 11:54 am

    I always said “check the poop for signs of peanuts because that reporting blonde elephant prolly dumped the patty”

  43. Anonymous
    November 21, 2011 at 2:00 pm

    Seriously, I captured the Raw Footage and I’d like to share it with the entire world.

    What’s the best way to do that – without the combined power of NBC News and the pepperspray industry falling on my head or in my eyes?

    In other words, how can I share that Betsy Lambert rampage in a truly anonymous manner?

  44. November 21, 2011 at 8:56 pm

    Yes, this was a dumb, dumb bit of reporting (I’ve commented in other places on it), but it’s time to move on. KIEM is ridiculous. Most peole know this. I actually don’t mind Lambert, though this was a huge journalistic no-no. There are more important issues with Occupy and protests in general right now. This one is just too … easy.

    November 22, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    I find it interesting that they are trying to get rid of this poop and pee video but have the one of the RV fire with the people screaming while dying inside. Very poor taste.

  46. Anonymous
    November 22, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Thank you Skippy for turning me on to the latest news in the Humboldt Sentinel. Just as was predicted for this year 2011 Arcata Endeavor, one of the John Shelters outfits, not welcome in the ultra liberal Arcata is worming it’s way into overburdened Eureka, by way of an emergency night shelter in our poor town. Who is introducing this to our over saturated little city ? Newman hand in hand with Paul Gallegos. Newman who really only lives here to be a pawn for the development of the balloon track. I know Newman is known as a snake but what a disappointment Gallegos has turned our to be. I have been hearing some bad stuff about the D A and now I wonder if it is true.

  47. Anonymous
    November 22, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    Doesn’t Gallegos live in Cutten. Eureka the septic tank.

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