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Now On Crooks And Liars - The Spotlight Project And Digg

Crooks and Liars is now part of The Spotlight Project. For those who visit other progressive blogs, such as Firedoglake and MyDD, you will be familiar

Crooks and Liars is now part of The Spotlight Project. For those who visit other progressive blogs, such as Firedoglake and MyDD, you will be familiar with this tool. For those who are not familiar with it, then let me give you a short rundown.

The Spotlight Project is designed to bridge the gap between the blogs and the media. It gives the readers of the blogs a method to share stories they feel important with the media and hopefully generate more of a national attention to the stories.

To submit a story, simply click the “Spotlight” link, and then select who in the media you want the story sent to. After that you give them a short commentary (in your own words), then submit it.

Since this is a serious tool and we want it to grow more effective, we do ask that you be polite and courteous. While Crooks and Liars exposes a lot of the problems with today’s media, please do not use the tool to attack the media for their shortcomings. Instead, use the tool to highlight the problems and persuade better media coverage.

Something else we have added today is the Digg This button, located under the title of each post. Digg has rapidly become one of the internet’s largest social bookmarking sites. It provides a perfect means to help share stories you find interesting on Crooks and Liars and in turn gain more attention to the reporting done here.

Clicking the Digg This button will simply take you to the Digg submission page. If no one has submitted that particular post, then you will be given the submission form, with the title and URL fields already completed. After that, simply give a short commentary on the post and submit it.

If you click the Digg button and the story has already been submitted, then you will be told so and taken to that post’s page, where you can comment and/or give it a Digg. To use Digg, you must be a member. Signing up for Digg is quick and easy, as well as free.

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