Downtown Sioux Falls Rotary says Noem was naughty, AFTER the election

I was wondering if the club was going to say anything about Kristi lifting footage from Jamie Smith’s appearance, oh, but they are concerned;

Some members of the Downtown Rotary Club in Sioux Falls were not happy that Gov. Kristi Noem’s campaign pilfered video of a meeting the club had with Democratic governor candidate Jamie Smith.

In a note to club members, President Cindy Peterson acknowledged the discontent.

“Please know there has been extensive discussion on if, when, and how to respond,” Peterson wrote. “Downtown Rotary is a nonpartisan organization and prides itself on being a place where important conversations happen. Our club’s neutrality cannot be compromised by implying a side in what is a political debate.”

The ‘time’ to respond would have been immediately after the ad was posted. It does no good to slap people’s hands after they clobber their opponent in a statewide election. Kristi doesn’t give a sh!t!

“As we look forward, the board will discuss our current process and policy regarding meeting content and determine how our club regulates the rights to the footage and how it is used in the future,” Peterson wrote.

I certainly am NO expert, but they could have posted a disclaimer on the bottom of the video that says the Rotary requests permission to use their videos in political and non-political ads. They also can put a copyright on the videos. They can do very little about people who may share their videos on social media or blogs, but those are NOT campaign ads.

I think the Rotary knew what she did was ethically wrong, but since a large majority of members are Republicans and small business owners, there was no way in Hell they were going to slap her around before the election. What members of Rotary were upset? The two democrats and one independent that belong to the club?



9 comments ↓

#1 D@ily Spin on 11.12.22 at 8:11 am

Republicans gushing after winning elections is to be expected in a red state. Buses from the southern border could bring in hispanic democrats. Hopefully future elections will be fair and equal.

#2 Very Stable Genius on 11.12.22 at 8:44 am

Yah, and who used to run that Club? Well, done other than Sutton’s running mate in 2018. Just further proof I was right about how that ticket was nothing but a Republican ticket in 2018.

#3 Scott D Hudson on 11.12.22 at 12:07 pm

While it was a shitty thing to do, there is little they could do to stop her. Even copyrighting it wouldn’t work, as this definition of “fair use” describes:

The fair use defense is now codified in Section 107 of the Copyright Act. The statutory formulation is intended to carry forward the fair use doctrine long recognized by the courts. The statute provides that fair use of a work “for purposes such as criticism, comment, news reporting, teaching (including multiple copies for classroom use, scholarship, or research)” is not an infringement of copyright.

#4 scott on 11.12.22 at 2:17 pm

the irony of noem using video from an event she refused to attend.

#5 Mark Peterson on 11.12.22 at 4:28 pm

The question is and must be asked is why did JS say he was in favor of taxing new items. That is what is important.

#6 l3wis on 11.12.22 at 10:51 pm

MP, I would agree that it wasn’t a smart move by JS to say that and when I heard it, I just shook my head. Either way, I did understand what he meant. The state exempts hundreds of things that are NOT food, like advertising, from sales taxes. Only in SD do we tax bread but not advertising. Stupid.

#7 VSG on 11.13.22 at 9:28 am

Didn’t an advertiser once lead the SDGOP? 🙂

( and Woodstock adds: “I kept waiting for Kristi to run an ad where she would claim Jamie lived down by the river like she did against Billie…. )

#8 VSG on 11.13.22 at 9:34 am

It was all a set-up. The Downtown Rotary Club is an arm of the SDGOP. Do you remember when even Federal Reserve Bank President, conservative Republican, and former Bush43 appointee, Neel Kashkari, came and spoke to them in August of ’17 and chided the business crowd present for not raising wages? Kashkari knew who he was talking to…

#9 Fear & Loathing in Sioux Falls on 11.15.22 at 8:58 am

“…. down by the river”? Do you mean like the Village on the River project?