The National Endowment for the Arts, an organization that receives taxpayer funds, has been the focus of an investigation for possible illegal activities. It seems that the Obama campaign has been and now the Obama administration is using the NEA to push a partisan agenda [Article - The National Endowment for the Art of Persuasion?].
[Article - 1. EXPLOSIVE NEW AUDIO Reveals White House Using NEA to Push Partisan Agenda | 2. Full NEA Conference Call Transcript and Audio | 3. George Will: Did the White House Initiate the NEA ‘Propaganda’ Call? | 4. George Will: NEA Call for ‘Recovery Agenda’ Art Likely Broke Some Laws]
Calling upon artists, actors, musicians and other individuals/organizations in the arts and entertainment community to further an agenda and/or create a cult of personality for a country’s leader is not uncommon [Reference - 1. Cult of personality | 2. Cult of personality - Stalin | 3. Nazi Indoctrination of an Absolutist Ideology and the Personality Cult of Adolf Hitler 4. Explaining Saddam Hussein: a Psychological Profile].
I guess with the Obama administration, style is everything, substance is not important [Article - Obama and the Cult of Personality].