CNN has forgotten, if it ever knew, that for television,
any real truth is impossible. British media critic Malcolm
Muggeridge noted that "the one thing television can't
do is express ideas." By translating life into an image,
television "is falsifying life."
Francis Schaeffer agreed. Far from offering truth, he said,
"every television minute has been edited. The viewer does
not see the event. He sees . . . an edited image of that event,"
one that gives an illusion of objectivity and truth.
And as Christian philosopher Douglas Groothuis notes,
with television, reality becomes the image, "whether or
not that image corresponds to any objective state of affairs—
and we are not challenged to engage in this analysis."MORE!!!