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I was just mentioned on CNN

By: Bobby Finstock on 05/15/08 @ 10:42 am

My post from Bloggers Unite was quoted on CNN this morning. Thanks Rich for making this happen. This was pretty sweet and for a really good cause.

If you have trouble playing the video you can watch it directly at cnn.com

Filed in: News

About the author

Bobby Finstock

Finstock is founder of Pointlessbanter.net. He is known for his encyclopedia like knowledge on the life and times of Scott Baio. In the future he hopes to write again under his own name in order to impress the ladies and build his celebrity to the levels of other failed internet writers.

96 Responses to “I was just mentioned on CNN”

  1. Dead Rooster says:


    Thanks for posting this–very cool!

    I was STUNNED to see my blog on there this morning and when I saw yours I said, “Hey! I know that guy!”

    • Kevin says:

      It is great that they featured two people that usually have nothing to do with politics and real world issues.

      What the hell were they thinking?

      • Dead Rooster says:

        I know! It was TOTALLY unexpected for me. The funny thing was that at first when I saw it live I didn’t even recognize my own blog! LOL

  2. Leckerecke says:

    Congratulations! That is very cool. Coincidental that I’m currently in Boston…? Am I your lucky charm?

  3. Lauryn says:

    AWESOME CONGRATS!!! and it was for something good you should be proud!

  4. Mark says:

    Awesome Man…very cool. Glad to see you got some love on cnn.com.

  5. Kiltak says:

    That’s awesome!!!!!

    What was the impact on your site traffic??

  6. Meghan says:

    Hey, Congrats. I knew you had a heart! That’s great!

  7. mkh says:

    Hey, congrats on the mention, and in a good context, too. Beats the hell out of getting your site mentioned for something less savory, that’s for certain.

  8. Congrats PB! Good post as well!

  9. matty says:

    You are big time now.

    I wrote about beer drinking and how it is cheaper than driving officially, and I feel like a tool. Save oil, I guess.

    Nice work.

  10. Meghan says:

    Although it did kind of remind me of like, Leave it to Beaver and Eddie Haskell showing up in the kitchen in his best sweater. Then when Mrs. Cleaver leaves the room he’s like, ‘Wally, lets go kill a hooker!’.

  11. clientsideshow bob says:

    Congrats! I assume you’ll be seeing a number of odd comments from new site visitors shortly! Just be sure to educated them with a few new Words of the Day – like ‘j-lube’ or ‘ear rapping.’

  12. kate says:

    congrats! first your blog being banned and now this!

  13. Andre says:

    Congrats dude – CNN ftw!

  14. Kristen King says:

    Dude, that is fantastic — primo exposure! Good for you.


  15. chris in kingston says:

    right on Kevin!!!

    *myself I’ve been involved with the White Ribbon Campaign for several years and take great pride in knowing our non-profit organization is making a difference

  16. Stephanie says:

    SWEET!!! That is so AWESOME!

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  18. Katie says:

    Wow, congrats. I mean, you didn’t get just a tiny plug, they took an excerpt from your site. That’s HUGE!

  19. Jess says:

    That’s really cool! Congrats!

  20. trisha says:

    WOW, Kevin! Way to go…!!!!!!

    Don’t forget those of us who have been there since the beginning when you’re all famous… some of us remember Brian Fellowes!

    sidenote: I’m going to interview a friend of mine on a blog soon. He is from The Gambia and we’ve been buddies for a couple of years now- he has a position in the military- very high up. He was in Darfur as a UN observer for at least 6 months. He just got home a month or so ago. He went from being the most sunshine-y person I have ever corresponded with to being very upset- shaken to the core by the things he has seen. So we’re going to spread the word about what is really going there. I’ll let you know when it happens. Later on I’ll also forward you a profile of a friend of mine who works with an organization to help Darfur, and they even went to Washington last fall and had convos with politicians about it.

    I’m really amazed you’re doing all this! Trisha

  21. Missygail says:

    Hey congrats. That was cool. I can remember way back (a few short years ago) when is stumbled across your blog and you were talking about David Caruso’s bad acting ability (or maybe that was someone else…), well anyways good job!

  22. em em says:

    Holy blog mention Batman! Super sweet, great job. =)

  23. Darla says:

    Congrats for being featured, that’s great. Nice to see someone making a move for positive change in the world.

  24. Kbus says:

    Seriously, congrats!!! :o )

  25. Melissa says:

    National recognition. *claps Kevin on the back* It’s about freakin’ time! Congrats.

  26. Charlotte says:

    I’m SO proud of you, Kevin! *dabs away a tear*

  27. Sarahh says:

    Well I’ll be damned. Good job…

    Did you have to apply for that or did they pluck you out of the masses?

  28. Marcie says:

    you know what …your 15 mins may just continue…

    I know when is see a topic on the news…and i am interested about it…Ill go to the site the news mention and either love it or hate it…Might I say…this may or may not have gained you more readership and future hate mail!

    Like I saw on CNN about dooce.com and now im hooked on this ladies blog…she talks about her life as a mother and wife and makes the truth funny…

    probably not your thing…but ladies and moms should totally check it out!

    again thats http://www.dooce.com

  29. alayna says:

    way to be! now you’re big time. haha

    nah, you already were.

  30. Tony Berkman says:

    Instead of an arrest warrant you get featured on CNN :)

  31. Dee says:

    Hey Kevin.. Can I get your autograph??

  32. Jenny says:

    I can’t get the video to play :( do you have a direct link?

  33. Jenny says:

    Never mind, I got it to work! hey she said over 7 million entries come up… and they chose yours! Nice.

  34. melsa says:

    dude. That’s so sweet! I knew I was stalking you for a reason.

  35. Manictastic says:

    Congratulations. Hey, if you ever get mentioned again, could you mention me:P

  36. Karl Rove says:

    CNN? Pfff…MSNBC is where it’s at. (Just kidding)


  37. Reed says:

    ALL blogs are inconsequential. A blog with a cause doesn’t make it any better. I say this as a blogger.


  38. Claire says:

    I expect to see this on t-shirt soon :)

    Well done:)

  39. Susan says:

    I am so happy you got mentioned! I love reading all of your Blogs :) you do a really good job! Congrats!

  40. Congrats, Kev. This is a really important issue and I’m glad bloggers are paying attention to it.

  41. SOLEIL says:

    GO U!!!

    u attention whore! hahahaha

  42. tkwi says:

    Congrats to you and also to Blogcatalog. This is wonderful!

  43. LOTNorm says:

    Well son of a MacGyver. That’s something I didn’t expect to see. Congratulations.

    I can’t believe so-called “legitimate journalists” are actually acknowledging bloggers. Apocalypse now.

  44. Well done mate!
    Maybe you could run for president now. Give the voters an option to vote a ‘real’ person and you’ll romp it in.
    Well done!
    p.s. I drink Becks. Put some in the fridge at the white house for when I visit

  45. Melissa says:

    *sniffles* and to think I knew you when you were just a My Space whore. So proud, so proud…

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  48. spostareduro says:

    congrats kevin. a sexy activist. sweet combo. ;-)

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