The one thing that television can’t do is express ideas…. There is a danger in translating life into an image, and that is what television is doing. In doing it, it is falsifying life. Far from the camera’s being an accurate recorder of what is going on, it is the exact opposite. It cannot convey reality nor does it even want to.
— Malcolm Muggeridge, quoted in Truth Decay by Douglas Groothuis, p. 285