Posted by ESC on August 12, 2003
In Reply to: Fetishization of facts posted by Celia on August 12, 2003
: I don't quite understand the bracketd phrase. Could anyone do me a favor.
: The androcentric imperatives of journalism are discernible not only in definitions of newsworthiness, they argue, but also in the ruthless competition to be first with the news, an over-reliance on male sources, and [a fetishization of facts for their own sake (typically presented outside of their social, and therefore, gendered context)].
: Thanks a lot.
Worshiping or fixating on facts for facts' sake without regard to whether the facts add to understanding of an issue.
I am not sure what that means.