All illusions are potential ways of ordering reality. The goal of criticism should therefore be not to destroy illusions but to make us more sensitive to their workings and their complexity.
Broadcast journalism was born when Edward R. Murrow went to work for CBS. He covered World War II and broadcast via radio daily. He went on to work in television challenging Senator Joe McCarthy during a notable "See It Now" broadcast. He challenged the trivial in TV content during a now famous address to the Radio TV News Director's Assn.