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Crooks and Liars

Crooks and Liars is an American left wing political blog founded by John Amato. Journalist Susan Madrak is the managing editor. Along with John Amato, frequent contributors include Nicole Belle, Logan Murphy, Mike Finnigan, David Neiwert, SilentPatriot, Fran Langum[1][2] Nonny Mouse,[3] Kenneth Quinnell,[4] and Howie Klein.

The blog first appeared on the Internet in August 2004. It was one of the first political blogs to feature vlogs (video blogs) causing Amato to be referred to as "The Vlogfather".. The site contains an audio and video archive of various political events, television, and radio shows. Originally it only retransmitted audio and video of these events; however, in late 2005 it began to cover breaking news stories and distribute their own original audio interviews.

Along with a variety of clips from television news media, the site frequently features clips from cable programs such as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Rachel Maddow Show (TV series), and Countdown with Keith Olbermann.

Crooks and Liars received the "Best Video Blog" blog award at the Weblog Awards in 2006,[5] and a "Best Weblog About Politics" at the 2008 Weblog Awards.[6]

Time magazine listed Crooks and Liars as one of the 25 Best Blogs of 2009.[7]


  1. ^ Bluegal aka Fran's blog. Crooks and Liars. January 30, 2012
  2. ^ Blue Gal blog
  3. ^ Nonny Mouse's blog
  4. ^ Kenneth Quinnell's blog
  5. ^ 2006 Weblog Awards Results. Retrieved May 20, 2007
  6. ^ 2008 Weblog Awards Results. Retrieved March 11, 2008
  7. ^ McNichol, Tom. (Feb. 18, 2009) 25 Best Blogs of 2009. Retrieved August 24, 2014.

External links

  • Crooks and Liars website

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