Crooks and Liars is a progressive news blog focusing on political events and the news coverage of them, 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 Nonny Mouse, Kenneth Quinnell, 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.