U.S. Department of Art & Technology


Media Release
For Immediate Release: October 10, 2004

SECRETARY PACKER ANNOUNCES AGENDA
TO EMPOWER THE DISENFRANCHISED AND
PROTECT THE NATION'S GRIP ON REALITY

24/7 DECONSTRUCTION OF BROADCAST MEDIA
DURING FINAL WEEKS OF ELECTION
http://www.experimentalparty.org/mdk

WASHINGTON, DC - On October 8, 2004, Secretary Randall M. Packer gave the keynote address at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) convocation in San Diego to announce a new, compassionate agenda to empower the disenfranchised and protect the nation's grip on reality through the deconstruction of broadcast media.

In stark language, the Secretary shared recent intelligence concerning the imminent danger of Rupert Murdoch and the Fox News network in an effort to garner NAB support for the Department's initiative, Media Deconstruction Kit (MDK).
The MDK has been used to remix and deconstruct FOX News since it was first introduced in 2003. During the final weeks of the presidential election, while the rhetoric heats up, the Department will continue to put the altered matter out on the Net in an effort to swamp the mass-media with total illusion (View at http://www.experimentalparty.org/mdk )

According to the Secretary, "Rupert Murdoch has used weapons of mass-media deception (WMD) against his own people. He has the will and the intent to use them against the whole world. He has links to the Bush Administration who have used his network to spread their propaganda. We know that the biggest threat we face is when Government is able to attain weapons of mass-media deception and use propaganda to manipulate its own people. We must take this threat seriously, before it fully materializes."

According to recent budget figures, US DAT has unleashed $45.5 million in grants to coalition artists in order to combat rampant political spin that is eroding the nation's tenuous grip on democracy. The Department is using federal taxpayers' money to encourage all artists, including artists-based collectives, to deconstruct Fox News and other cable news networks in an effort to make America safer.

The Secretary warned members of the NAB: "Rupert Murdoch has given his news team orders to disrupt our ability to reason - every person, rich and poor, able and disabled, born and unborn - by adopting Fox's "fair and balanced" presentation as the basis for their everyday reality. Few individuals have worked harder and done more to bring an Orwellian culture to America than Rupert Murdoch and his pundits at Fox. I know we're fearful of this network, and we should be."

For the full transcript of the Secretary's address to the National Association of Broadcasters:
http://www.usdat.us/10_08_04_event.html

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The US Department of Art and Technology is the United States principal conduit for facilitating the artist's need to extend aesthetic inquiry into the broader culture where ideas become real action. It also serves the psychological and spiritual well-being of all Americans by supporting cultural efforts that provide immunity from the extension of new media technologies into the social sphere.

The Media Deconstruction Kit
http://www.experimentalparty.org/mdk

The Media Deconstruction Kit reconfigures, disorients, and amplifies the disinformation of live broadcast media into an immersive, sensorial, multimedia experience. The MDK scrambles live news broadcasts and puts the altered matter out on the Net as a revolutionary weapon.

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