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    Hi,

    Could anyone tell me the meaning of the following sentence:


    By dispensing with the language of truth in favor of that of objectivity, journalists underscored the necessity of discerning how "the world out there" was being represented from an interested or 'biased' viewpoint.

    Thanks a lot.

    Celia

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    Default Re: the language of objectivity

    This is a very strange sentence- I'm not sure that the language of truth and objectivity are different, so it doesn't actually make much sense to me.

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    My read on "the language of truth" is that it has to do with ideology, or bias. Of course, I'm guessing. :wink:

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    Surely, truth is objective- interpretation is subjuective, I think the writer's being conceited or unclear. :D

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