I need to correct one fact in Nick Madigan's piece:
John Amato, a 48-year-old sax and flute player who toured with Duran Duran and recorded with Ringo Starr, founded the Crooks and Liars site in October 2003 from his home in Los Angeles after becoming increasingly angry at what he deemed were the prevarications of the Bush administration and the virtually unwavering support it received from outlets such as Fox News.
"I'll do more about Fox because they're so blatant, but everyone is sort of guilty," said Amato, who calls himself a registered independent. "I don't want to get people fired; what I want is for the media to do a better job. The right wants to invalidate the media; I want it to be truthful. I can live with everybody as long as they're honest."...read on
I wasn't feeling very well the day I did the interview with Nick and might have not been clear on this one point. I was a registered Independent until Bush ran for office in 2000. I switched to the Democratic Party at that point.