In short: C&L started small, grew big, and now we could use your help to keep that going. The political consultants have finally found a way to screw bloggers over by taking away our biggest revenue season, instead buying cheap Google ads for their clients when they have hundreds of millions of dollars to work with.
See, consultants don't really like blogs, because we're independent. We can't be controlled, or counted on to deliver their pasteurized messages from inside the Beltway. That's why they're trying to starve us.
C&L continues to thrive because we're devoted progressives, and we deliver unvarnished facts and opinions, and let our readers decide for themselves. We don't believe the message is best when carefully controlled.
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Thanks for all your support, because it's always been the readers of C&L who have made us an industry standard of blogs worldwide and in the liberal community. For those who have come to us in the last couple of years, the Beltway villagers and the online community have taken notice over the years as well, bestowing on us some cool awards.
In 2009, TIME Magazine called us one of the Top 25 Blogs of the year.
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.
In 2008, C&L won the Web Blog award for Best Political Blog on the net.
These are just a few because I don't want to brag. Once again, thanks so much for your support.
(Founder Publisher of CrooksandLiars.com)