Correction Appended: Feb. 18, 2009
When professional musician John Amato launched the Crooks and Liars political blog in September 2004, it featured something that was quite novel in those ancient pre-YouTube days: video clips. Today, Crooks and Liars is among the most widely read political blogs on the Web, and Amato now known in blog circles as "the Vlogfather" is recognized as a pioneer of video blogging. The video selections snippets from government press briefings, Congressional hearings and TV talk shows are the sort of clips that Jon Stewart uses for fodder, but this is a chance to see the video in its original unintentionally humorous context. Amato leans liberal, but his blog is an equal opportunity attack dog, taking a bite out of the crooks and liars on both sides of the aisle.
Sample Crooks and Liars post: I'm afraid Bill O'Reilly's Fox show is something of an existential threat to the existence of the universe.
Entry you'll never see: Congressman Barney Frank said something incredibly stupid on MSNBC last night, but I forgot to record it. Sorry.
The original version of this story misstated the blog's launch date, September 2004, as October 2003
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