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bijou
09-21-2009, 11:30 AM
Should the National Endowment for the Arts encourage artists to create art on issues being vehemently debated nationally?
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The question still requires debate but the facts do not.

The NEA and the White House did encourage a handpicked, pro-Obama arts group to address politically controversial issues under contentious national debate. That fact is irrefutable.

But some have claimed that the invite and passages, pulled from the conference call that inspired the article, were taken out of context. Context is what I intend to establish here.

On August 10th, the National Endowment for the Arts, the White House Office of Public Engagement, and the Corporation for National and Community Service hosted a conference call with a handpicked arts group. This arts group played a key role in Obama’s arts effort during his election campaign, as declared by the organizers of the call, and many on the call played a role in the now famous Obama Hope poster. ...

http://bighollywood.breitbart.com/pcourrielche/2009/09/21/explosive-new-audio-reveals-white-house-using-nea-to-push-partisan-agenda/

PoliCon
09-21-2009, 11:32 AM
yet another reason to defund the NEA.

Gingersnap
09-21-2009, 04:29 PM
I remember reading Patrick Courrielche's very troubled comments about this effort last summer. He understood that this "request" clearly crossed the line.

The chattering classes are always blinded by this sort of thing. They're all for corrupting tax-payer funded programs on behalf of their guy but never seem to think that this sets an ugly precedent for when their guy is out of office.

It's wrong no matter who is in power.

PoliCon
09-21-2009, 05:56 PM
I remember reading Patrick Courrielche's very troubled comments about this effort last summer. He understood that this "request" clearly crossed the line.

The chattering classes are always blinded by this sort of thing. They're all for corrupting tax-payer funded programs on behalf of their guy but never seem to think that this sets an ugly precedent for when their guy is out of office.

It's wrong no matter who is in power.

And seriously - have you ever seen a single piece of tax payer funded 'art' that was aesthetically pleasing?

Teetop
09-22-2009, 04:20 PM
And seriously - have you ever seen a single piece of tax payer funded 'art' that was aesthetically pleasing?

There isn't such a thing.