[Guest post by DRJ]
Yosi Sergant, the former NEA communications director who was demoted after revelations about a controversial conference call with artists, has resigned:
“His resignation has been accepted and is effective immediately,” NEA spokeswoman Victoria Hutter said in an e-mail.
Sergant, a public relations professional from Los Angeles, had come to Washington to work in the Office of Public Engagement at the White House. He moved to the NEA in May and was reassigned from his post as communications director two weeks ago after coming under fire from conservative Fox News Channel host Glenn Beck.
The talk show host accused Sergant of arranging an August conference call with the Office of Public Engagement and United We Serve, a service initiative of the administration, to recruit artists to create works in support of Obama policies.”
Another one under the bus.
UPDATE BY PATTERICO: I guess according to the L.A. Times, Yosi Sergant is not a story now and has not been a story at any point this year:
This never happened, gentlemen.
UPDATE x2 BY PATTERICO: What’s worse, they can’t claim they didn’t know about it — they blogged about it. They just didn’t bother to inform print readers. Obama screw-ups are good enough for minor blogs at the the L.A. Times web site, but not good enough for the L.A. Times itself. Thanks to commenter Foo Bar for reminding us of this fact, which helps demonstrate further the way that editors fail to take seriously any story that helps Republicans — especially Glenn Beck!