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September 21st, 2009 2:24 pm
Painted Talking Points?
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The White House has made a habit out of its secret dealings with outside groups, including unions.  However, now it appears that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is scheming to promote the President’s agenda.  One would think that White House talking points wouldn’t be the best muse, but let us not underestimate the power of “hope.”

According to the Washington Times and Breitbart, the NEA and the Administration set up a conference call to encourage artists around the U.S. to channel their creativity … with the help of the White House Office of Public Engagement.

What’s worse, when confronted by reporters, the NEA lied about setting up the conference call.   Here is the transcript. The Director who misled reporters did not resign, but has instead been reassigned.

As Patrick Courrielche of Breitbart wrote:

“I was invited by the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) to take part in a conference call that invited a group of rising artist and art community luminaries ‘to help lay a new foundation for growth, focusing on core areas of the recovery agenda – health care, energy and environment, safety and security, education, community renewal.'”

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