In this article I want to discuss the effect that the televised broadcast of the so-called vladi-videos had upon Peruvian national political imagination. Challenging the widespread notion that the dissemination of these videos was a huge blow to corruption, I will argue that the broadcasting of the vladi-videos was rather instrumental to corruption as an inherent practice to the system. I will attest that through the distribution of these videos within a regime of exchange and staging of images, as is television, corruption is objectified and dramatized. In this way corruption is made visible as an isolated and individual fact, while its everyday and systemic nature is concealed. Using concepts such as representation, surveillance and verisimilitude, I will discuss the mechanisms by which fictitious frontiers are established, that separate corrupt and non-corrupt worlds, corrupt and non-corrupt peoples.