There is, first, the assumption that the trivialization of the small screen reflects a shift in values and a minoring of ethical social responsibility. It is considered that this type of content is distasteful and push people away from social, cultural, economic and political issues that really matter to society. By focusing on mundane issues these reality programs (popularly called reality-shows) are allegedly disturbing the normal functioning of the cognitive ecology of television. Secondly, there are a number of skepticism regarding the status of truth. Can we understand this type of programming as factually accurate? Or due to the nature of the program and the staging and production television involved, this alleged access of the common person is nothing but a falsehood or cognitive fraud?
A Tele-Realidade – o princípio de publicidade mediatizado