Embattled former National Endowment for the Arts communications director Yosi Sergant is out of a job. Late this afternoon, the NEA released a short statement saying, "This afternoon Yosi Sergant submitted his resignation from the National Endowment for the Arts. His resignation has been accepted and is effective immediately." The agency provided no further details.
Sergant had been under scrutiny after leading a controversial conference call on August 10, where he encouraged artists to create work to promote the Obama administration's agenda. Sergant was initially removed from his post as communications director, but continued to work at the NEA.
Just two days ago, NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman defended the conference call, saying it “was not a means to promote any legislative agenda and any suggestions to that end are simply false.”
Still, the White House thought the incident serious enough issue new guidelines to prevent another such call and to held meetings with the chiefs of staff of the executive branch agencies to discuss rules and best practices. Administration attorneys do not believe Sergant violated any laws.
Score another one for Glenn Beck and Andrew Breitbart. These two men are racking up more notches on their belts than gunslingers at the OK Corral.
Andrew Breitbart is rapidly making his news sites (Breitbart, Big Hollywood and Big Government) into the new Mainstream Media by using the power of the Internet to expose the government corruption that the old Mainstream Media refuses to touch.
Glenn Beck is solidifying his place as liberal’s public enemy number one while increasing his audience and credibility in the process. The left is out to smear Beck as a racist kook, but the more he is proven right, the harder it will be for that meme to stick.
Something to keep in mind is that, like Van Jones, just because Yosi is out doesn't mean that he will be inactive. If anything it is much easier for both men to do their work without the glare of the public eye.
The big question now is, who is next to get called out in the Obama administration?
Via: Political Punch