Crooks and Liars is an American liberal blog founded by John Amato. It was one of the first political blogs to feature vlogs (video blogs.) Amato has been referred to as "The Vlogfather", in reference to his being one of the first to use video in political blogging. The site contains an audio and video archive of political events, television, and radio shows. Originally it only retransmitted audio and video of these events; however, in late 2005 it began to distribute original material, in the form of audio interviews. It also features interviews with leading political and entertainment figures, as well as breaking original news stories.