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Fetishization of facts

Posted by ESC on August 12, 2003

In Reply to: Fetishization of facts posted by Celia on August 12, 2003

: Hi,

: 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.

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