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Yappa: A New Audio And Video Commenting Tool On C&L

You and your friends can now exchange audio and video comments here at C&L!

We wanted to introduce a new commenting system we think is perfect for the well-versed political savant that reads Crooks and Liars.

It's a comment system called Yappa.

Yappa allows Crooks and Liars readers to have audio/video conversations about C&L content. Yappa offers a new way to communicate through audio and video. It's very exciting for us because it's so in keeping with the video and audio model which started here almost sixteen years ago.

While text-only comment sections may be the norm, they’re also susceptible to toxicity. Yappa’s audio/video commenting aims to solve this problem. Yappa users take ownership of their beliefs in a unique way when they speak their mind with audio or video reactions, rather than traditional text-based comments.

Yappa also allows YOU to gain a following and communicate directly with others here on the site.

To begin commenting with Yappa, simply register an account, record your audio or video Yap, and create new face-to-face conversations about your favorite articles and issues.

And yes, we're most excited about Yappa’s following feature, which allows users to build a following that moves with them across any website with Yappa installed, and alerts your friends anytime you leave a Yap on Crooks and Liars, our partner Raw Story or any other Yappa-partnered publisher.

Here's a visual look at how to begin.

For more information, head to

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New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

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In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team