Breaking: Yosi Sergant fired in NEA payola scandal.
ACORN/OFA crony Buffy Wicks unaffected. Of course.
Another win for Andrew Breitbart’s Big Government. Jake Tapper has the details:
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.
See also here for more, including a link to new guidelines for the NEA. The firing is not surprising, considering the way that Sergant was hung out to dry by his superiors. No word yet whether ACORN / Obama for America crony Buffy Wicks will suffer a similar sanction – or, indeed, any punishment at all for attempting to set up a shadow Ministry of Propaganda within the American governmental system.
It’s supposed to look ominous when written out like that. That’s because it is.
Crossposted to Moe Lane.