2015年8月26日 星期三

anchor, opinionated anchors, “anchor baby”

Months ago, Jeb Bush said he wouldn’t use the term “anchor baby” to describe children born on U.S. soil to parents here illegally. Then last week, after Donald Trump used it, Bush said he didn’t find the term offensive. On Monday, Bush defended his turnaround by saying the term was "frankly, more related to Asian people." Yesterday, Trump mocked Bush "In a clumsy move to get out of his 'anchor babies' dilemma, where he signed that he would not use the term and now uses it, he blamed ASIANS," Trump tweeted.
So this is what the Republican presidential debate has come to? At a time when the wages of most Americans are flat or dropping, when a higher percentage of America's children are in poverty than in 20 years, when the richest Americans are sopping up more of the nation’s income and wealth than in living memory, when our democracy is overwhelmed by big money, when America (as well as the rest of the planet) is already suffering from climate change, when much of the Middle East is under the tyranny of fanatics intent on returning it to the middle ages, and when racism is still rampant in the land – Republicans choose to focus the public’s attention on “anchor babies.”
The good news is Bernie Sanders is focusing public attention where it should be focused. Hillary Clinton – when not ducking brickbats over her emails – is trying to have a serious national conversation over student loans as well as corporate incentives. And it looks increasingly as if Joe Biden will enter the race, providing, one hopes, additional focus on the real problems of America.
Some of you still see no difference between Republicans and Democrats. I think you’re wrong.
Your view?

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Lives and a Georgia Community’s Anchor Are Lost
Four bodies had been found and four more workers were missing after an explosion at a sugar refinery in Georgia.

opinionated anchors

Palin to Give Interview to ABC This Week
Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the Republican vice presidential nominee, has agreed to her first interview since last month, with ABC News anchor Charles Gibson later this week, the network and Sen. John McCain's campaign said yesterday.
(By Anne E. Kornblut, The Washington Post)

MSNBC Drops Olbermann, Matthews as News Anchors
MSNBC is removing Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews as the anchors of live political events, bowing to growing criticism that they are too opinionated to be seen as neutral in the heat of the presidential campaign.
(By Howard Kurtz, The Washington Post)

anchor (BROADCASTER) Show phonetics
noun [C] MAINLY 主播
an anchorman or anchorwoman

opinion Show phonetics
1 [C] a thought or belief about something or someone:
What's your opinion about/on the matter?
People tend to have strong opinions on capital punishment.
He didn't express/give an opinion on the matter.
Who, in your opinion, (= Who do you think) is the best football player in the world today?
He's very much of the opinion that alternative medicine is a waste of time.

2 [U] the thoughts or beliefs that a group of people have:
Eventually, the government will have to take notice of public opinion.
There is a diverse range of opinion on the issue.
There was a difference of opinion as to the desirability of the project.
Opinion is divided as to whether the treatment actually works.
Both performances were excellent, it's simply a matter of opinion as to whose was better.

3 [C] a judgment about someone or something:
Her opinion of Adam changed after he'd been so helpful at the wedding.
She has a good/high opinion of his abilities (= thinks he is good).
have a rather bad/low/poor opinion of my sister's boyfriend (= I do not like or approve of him).
He has a very high opinion of himself (= thinks he is very skilled/clever in a way that is annoying).

4 [C] a judgment made by an expert:
My doctor has referred me to a specialist for a second opinion on the results of my blood test.

opinionated Show phonetics
describes someone who is certain about what they think and believe, and who expresses their ideas strongly and often:
He was opinionated and selfish, but undeniably clever.


━━ n. 意見; (普通pl.) 所信; 世論; 評価; 専門家の意見, 鑑定.
 act up to one's opinions 所信を実行する.
 be of (the) opinion that …と信じる.
 have a good [bad] opinion of …をよく[悪く]思う; …を信用する[しない].
 in [according to] my opinion 私としては.
 ━━ a. 自説を固持する, 独断的な.
 opinion leader オピニオン・リーダー ((他の人の意思決定に影響力をもつ立場にある人)).
 opinion poll 世論調査.

anchor (WEIGHT)
noun [C]
1 a heavy metal object, usually shaped like a cross with curved arms, on a strong rope or chain, which is dropped from a boat into the water to prevent the boat from moving away:
We dropped anchor (= lowered the anchor into the water) and stopped.It was time to weigh anchor (= pull up the anchor and sail away).

2 someone or something that gives support when needed:
She was my anchor when things were difficult for me.
This treaty has been called the anchor (= strongest part) of their foreign policy.

anchor Show phonetics
verb 1 [I or T] to lower an anchor into the water in order to stop a boat from moving away
2 [T] to make something or someone stay in one position by fastening them firmly:
We anchored ourselves to the rocks with a rope.

anchorage Show phonetics
noun [C or U]
The bay is well-known as a safe anchorage (= place to anchor).
The anchorage point (= fixing point) for the seat belt is not adjustable.

━━ n. 錨(いかり); 頼みの綱, 力となるもの; (リレーの)最終走者 (~man); =anchorperson. at anchor 停泊して. bring … to (an) anchor …を停泊[定着]させる. cast [drop] anchor 投錨(びょう)する; (ある所に)落ち着く. come to (an) anchor 停泊する; 定着する. drag anchor (錨を引きずって)漂流する. let go the anchor 錨を下ろす. weigh [up] anchor 抜錨[出帆]する.━━ v. 投錨[停泊]する. anchor one's hope in [on] …に望みをかける.

an・chor・age ━━ n. 投錨; 停泊(地,税); 頼みの綱.

anchor (BROADCASTER) Show phonetics
noun [C] MAINLY US
an anchorman or anchorwoman

anchor・man (リレーの)最終走[泳]者; しんがり; 学業成績がびりの卒業生; =anchorperson.
anchor・person (pl. anchor・people) アンカーパーソン ((総合司会責任者)).
anchor tenant (ショッピングセンターで集客力のある)アンカーテナント.

anchor・woman 女性のanchorperson.