I was afraid that some readers would interpret in the following manner my criticism (here and here) of the National Endowment for the Arts’ recent involvement in the President’s “United We Serve” initiative. In these politically fractious times, I’m sure that CultureGrrl reader Eric (who asked me to withhold from publication his last name and other identifiers) is not alone in his response:
Just read about your coup d’état against some poor guy [my link, not Eric’s] over at the NEA.
I bet you’re a proud culture girl for that! Nice work supporting
lunatics like Glenn Beck for a little publicity!
Frankly, I think you are aiding and abetting these same people who
would happily see you in the same position. It’s clear you are no artist, just
another right-wing hack looking to make a name for yourself by tearing
down others and this administration.
Stop pretending you are some sort of Democrat, or even an
independent. Your actions speak loudly about where you stand in the
culture wars. I hope that Sen. [Tom] Coburn [my link, not Eric’s] has given you a nice
congratulatory phone call, but I hope even more that progressive artists
shun you and the crackpot ideas you seemingly support.
“Right-wing”? I’m wing-less. “Hack”? That’s your call.