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Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: Margie ()
Date: June 19, 2007 06:37PM

The six O'clock news was quoting comments posted on "Beltway crash kills 4 teens".



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/19/2007 06:40PM by Margie.

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: June 19, 2007 08:07PM

The six O'clock news was quoting comments posted on "Beltway crash kills 4 teens".

Here come the trolls!

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: Paul ()
Date: June 19, 2007 08:24PM

The video is up at nbc4dc.com. It features numerous screenshots and mentions of the site. Congratulations, Cary!

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: June 19, 2007 08:27PM

Here's one of the NBC4 stories that shows fairfaxunderground

http://video.nbc4.com/player/?id=121401

LOL, Hey Trickie- you can even see them scroll by your name!

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: RESton Peace ()
Date: June 19, 2007 09:26PM

So, now the whole world gets to see how we fight like children. This takes me back to August of 2005....

waaaaaayy back.

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: June 19, 2007 09:42PM

we don't fight like children. It is more like an old married couple. Or brother and sister. Or mother and daughter, or sister and sister - I would pay to see the last two. LOL

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: June 19, 2007 10:03PM

at the end of it it says "coming up at new 4 at 6, a closer look at the online forum and the emotional discussion occurring there" or somthing similar. looking for video now.

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: slinkeyts ()
Date: June 19, 2007 10:06PM

american

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: trogdor! ()
Date: June 19, 2007 10:25PM

I think someone on here found the DUI connection with the recent beltway crash. I haven't heard it mentioned anywhere else....

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: June 19, 2007 10:28PM

wow, ya know.. i heard about a fatal crash like last week, involving this girl I met a few times through a friend, Lydia..

i had no idea it was the same fatal crash i just read about today.. :O

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: bdimag ()
Date: June 19, 2007 10:30PM

damnit i was hoping i would finally get on tv!!! well not me.. but bdimag.. bdimag has never been on tv.. i've been sooo close before about movie pirating :(

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: TRICKIE ()
Date: June 19, 2007 10:42PM

OMG! I hope I don't get in trouble since I was the one to mention it. But it is public record and I felt it had a bearing on the accident. It just seems kinda weird that some rum dum citizen like me mentioned it first here instead of some journalist. They have access to much more info than we do.

I just got home from work and my husband told me about it.

Now I am positive he press monitors this site. You guys better stop talking about bad stuff and no more swearing either!!!!!
Should I get some Botox just in case I get interviewed by channel 4????

Cary, you are famous now.

Hugs
Trickie

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: June 19, 2007 11:05PM

Cary, you should put up a press section or somthing.

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: 496 ()
Date: June 20, 2007 12:03AM

Are there any hot anchor chicks on NBC news?

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: . ()
Date: June 20, 2007 12:06AM

I think its worth mentioning that DOn and Mike rule!!!!

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: June 20, 2007 07:49AM

TRICKIE Wrote:
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> OMG! I hope I don't get in trouble since I was
> the one to mention it. But it is public record
> and I felt it had a bearing on the accident. > Trickie


Whether or not it had a bearing on the accident, it is the truth and the truth is 100% defense against libel or slander.

There was no intent and or malice, I do not believe you twisted the facts and came to a wrong conclussion. Simply repeating a matter of public record is perfectly legal.

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: SRE ()
Date: June 20, 2007 08:29AM

RESton Peace Wrote:
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> So, now the whole world gets to see how we fight
> like children. This takes me back to August of
> 2005....
>
> waaaaaayy back.


Now Robert/MusicLiver will have a new forum to "promote" his alter ego. Meade Skeleton has never gotten this much attention!

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: pgens ()
Date: June 20, 2007 08:31AM

RESton Peace Wrote:
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> So, now the whole world gets to see how we fight
> like children. This takes me back to August of
> 2005....
>
> waaaaaayy back.

lol. I don't think anyone will have to change usernames or be threatened by large groups of people this time around. But it is funny that in both cases a posting from the arrest list caused a fuss. But this time an anon poster posted the finding... probably smart as RESton Peace can attest to. And in both cases this site takes a break from general flaming back and forth and becomes a tribute posting site for a few weeks.

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: § ()
Date: June 20, 2007 11:17AM

Yep - and if not fact, they must also prove they had quantifiable damages as result thereof. -§

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: Screenshots ()
Date: June 20, 2007 11:49AM

You're famous TRICKIE ;)
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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: TRICKIE ()
Date: June 20, 2007 12:35PM

Yes I know!!! Now I have to confess to my husband that I hang out here! he will recognize the name. Well it's not my name but our cat who died at age 21 about ten years ago. That's why I thought I might run out and get some face work (ie Botox, eye lift, retin A) just in case the media comes calling! Luckily I just got some nice highlights so my hair looks good.
Oh and Radiophile, thanks for the definition of "libel." I majored in journalism in college but that was way back in the 60's and I forgot everything I learned. It's been too long.

Trickie

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: Cary ()
Date: June 20, 2007 05:20PM

Neat!

I'm very impressed with the NBC4 news team for both following up on a lead from an unconventional source (Thackston's arrest record on this site) and for citing their sources. Most mainstream news outlets wouldn't bother investigating something found on the internet and even if they did surely they wouldn't give any credit to a non-commercial news source.

Bravo NBC4 for the respectable journalism!

Digging through the traffic stats there is a noticeable spike in activity that started just after the segment was aired. This spike was nowhere near the level generated during the Don & Mike show incident, likely because NBC4 never actually said "Fairfax Underground" on the air, whereas Don did.

Still, traffic for the 6:00pm hour was up 225% from the June average and Google searches strictly for "Fairfax Underground" totaled 187 yesterday, up from a daily average of 75.

Today traffic is still up an average of 33% with 106 searches thus far for "Fairfax Underground" on google.

In case the video on nbc4dc.com is taken down I have mirrored it here:

FairfaxUnderground.com-NBC4DC-20070619.flv (right click, save as)

You will need a player capable of playing flash video to view the above file. The excellent (and free) VLC media player is my personal recommendation.

- Cary

P.S. Trickie, can I have your autograph?

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: June 20, 2007 06:12PM

cary, the audio quality is terrible in that mirror.

heres a basic transcript of the video: http://www.nbc4.com/news/13532105/detail.html

and the part mentioning Fairfax Underground: "The information has fueled an emotionally charged debate on a Fairfax County online forum -- with some writers critical of the girls and the driver." hmm, the same fourm where ya got the info that the driver had a previous DWI?

the reporter specifically says that there will be a closer look at the online debate over the accident "coming up on News4 at six" which would have been on Monday?. can we find that report?



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/20/2007 06:13PM by KeepOnTruckin.

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: TheMeeper ()
Date: June 20, 2007 06:35PM

"coming up on News4 at six" which would have been on Monday?. can we find that report?

They showed the rest of the NBC/Fairfax Underground story, but it was just Maureen Gentzler saying "pW3nD" over and over again and then Jim Vance exclaimed "That's Racist".

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: KeepOnTruckin ()
Date: June 20, 2007 06:36PM

lawl, roffle.

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: Radiophile ()
Date: June 20, 2007 06:44PM

TRICKIE Wrote:
-> Oh and Radiophile, thanks for the definition of
> "libel." I majored in journalism in college but
> that was way back in the 60's and I forgot
> everything I learned. It's been too long.
>
> Trickie

Thanks for the kudos, Trickie, but to clarify, I am not a lawyer nor have I ever claimed to be. The true definition of slander, libel, and malice can be found at many websites or certain books. What I gave was a general rule of thumb - if it is the truth (bonus if it is public record) you have nothing to worry about.

If for instance you repeated the charge and posted she was found guilty, and if in fact she was found innocent because the cop was in reality trying to date her and got his revenge by charging her with DWI, then you may be responsible for your actions. But if what you said was the truth and you did not add a lot of un-truths to it, then you are fine.

Not a sermon, just a thought.

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Posted by: inkahootz ()
Date: June 24, 2007 02:17AM

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Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 06/02/2010 12:18AM by inkahootz.

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: Gravis ()
Date: June 24, 2007 08:35AM

inkahootz Wrote:
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> What happened in that instance???


he started the Don and Mike crapflood of D&M fans by posting the ticket/arrest record of Don's deceased wife and Don found this page, got pissed and announced it on his show. that is when there were a trillion posts by D&M fans. RESton Peace changed his posting name.


"the wisdom of the wise will perish, the intelligence of the intelligent will vanish."095042938540

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: rstidman ()
Date: June 24, 2007 08:38AM

Gravis has no idea what he is talking about.

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: WashingToneLocian ()
Date: June 24, 2007 09:40AM

TRICKIE Wrote:
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> It
> just seems kinda weird that some rum dum citizen
> like me mentioned it first here instead of some
> journalist.

Most journalists, especially in television, are vapid and lazy (you can quote that, Channel 4). That's why they cover blogs now, so that they don't actually have to investigate anything themselves.

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: Lurker. ()
Date: June 25, 2007 01:07PM

I've seen FFX UG featured in several news type events. Let's not forget about the big Don and Mike controversy.

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: hogie ()
Date: November 05, 2017 06:05AM

Paul Wrote:
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> The video is up at nbc4dc.com. It features
> numerous screenshots and mentions of the site.
> Congratulations, Cary!


Cant find it!

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Re: Channel 4 news Quoting Fairfax Underground
Posted by: ben. ()
Date: September 16, 2020 09:07AM

hogie Wrote:
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> Paul Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The video is up at nbc4dc.com. It features
> > numerous screenshots and mentions of the site.
> > Congratulations, Cary!
>
>
> Cant find it!

keep looking.

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