sure, first we had the schism of the church & state... "oddly" enough... we now live in the 2nd tier of schism - the segregation of state & media... no? really? we're not?! i'm kind of enjoying this ongoing schismatics - the segregation of church from state, at least left us with the Vatican (i.e. the church-state) - but this, current... segregation of state from the media? **** me cram my testicles into a monkey-wrench and subsequently watch me laugh... and there i was thinking, that psychiatrists, were the new priests of the secular age... prescribing the alt. to the metaphor of cannibalism in the form of big pharmacological pills, to replace the wafer for bread, or the watered down wine / grape juice of the... so how does that party trick goes? is that the wine turned into blood? symbolically: turned water into wine: flag-wise... white, cardinal... and then burgundy of cardinal red teasing the bishopric coloring of purple? i'm not here to undermine the faith... i'm here for the self-deprecating humo(u)r... you don't even require atheism to get a laugh out of the conundrum - you, simply need... the deviation from the catholic rites... an apostasy - but sure as **** it's there... secularism has allowed journalism a monastic status... first came the schism of church from state - which remained intact in the church-state of the Vatican... so... FAIL... secondly had to come the schism of the state from the media... i'm watching a schism take place... apparently... the comparative concern of church's divorce from the state was easy, having imploded into the Vatican... but the divorce of the media from the state? apparently... not so easy... the media is already locking-down on obstructing the schism - arguing from an entertainment perspective... a century or so later, and still, the persistent, media symbolism - of crafting caricatures of a state... as the state embodied in nothing more than subordination to its will... media is the new church... and if the separation of the state from the church took so long... how much time, do you "think", it will it take, for the state to segregate itself, from the media baronage? i suspect - as much time as it took to segregate itself from the church's cardinal-lineage.