Ed Driscoll

NEA's Sergant No Longer At Arms

Chalk up another victory for Andrew Bretbart’s Big Government/Big Hollywood franchise: NEA Spokesman Yosi Sargent goes under the bus:

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.”

Uh-huh. Still, why take chances?

(Via the Professor.)

And speaking of Breitbart and his team of heroic muckrakers (hey, remember when old media used to do that sort of stuff?), Allahpundit writes, “Dig deep: Hannah Giles defense fund launches.”