John Amato is the founder of Crooks and Liars, one of the nation’s most influential progressive weblogs. A pioneer of video blogging, Amato has led the nation in provocative and insightful online political analysis and advocacy. He has appeared on television as part of CNN’s election-night coverage, as well as MSNBC and E! Entertainment and featured in prominent newspapers including, The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Forbes.

He just co-authored a new book with David Neiwert entitled “Over the Cliff,” How the Election of Barack Obama Drove the American Right Insane
C&L won the Koufax award as the best political blog in 2005.
In 2008, the prestigious Bloggies named CrooksandLiars the Best Political Blog in 2008.
Time Magazine honored C&L by naming them as being the in the Top25 Blogs of 2009.

Amato is also a professional sax and flutist who has played with or recorded for bands and musicians including: The Goo Goo Dolls, Ringo Starr, The Knack and Duran Duran.