JAMES TARANTO: Artists As Servants Of Power: The Obama administration remakes the National Endowment for the Arts.
Yes, when our bravely transgressive and largely government financed artistic elite go on about 'speaking truth to power,' they are not just being presumptuously arrogant, they are also often being just plain dishonest.
More often than not they are just repeating partisan talking points.
Rendition under Bush = screams of anguished outrage
Rendition under Obama = silence
Warrantless wire taps under Bush = hand ringing over our precious personal freedoms
Warrantless wire taps under Obama = silence
And so on.