Making Controvorsial Comments

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news commentator
a person whose job is to talk about current events or politics, usually on a TV or radio program
to be fired
to lose one's job; to be told one no longer needs to work in a particular organization or position
inflammatory
something that makes other people very angry; something that causes strong, negative reactions
to make a mountain out of a molehill
to exaggerate; to treat a small problem as if it were much more important than it actually is
albeit
although; a word used to modify what one has just said, making it less forceful
controversial
something that many people have strong opinions about and cannot agree on
offensive
something that causes other people to become very angry and upset or to feel insulted
to mark (one's) words
to listen to what someone is saying; to pay attention to what someone is saying
up in arms
active and agitated; with a lot of excitement and/or anger directed at someone or something, making people want to take action or fight
head on a platter
an informal phrase used to talk about someone who needs to be punished for something, often by losing his or her job
to blow over
to lose importance over time; for an argument or situation to no longer be important, often because people have forgotten about it
tempest in a teapot
a situation where many people become angry or upset over something that is not really very important
to get away with (something)
to not be punished for one's bad actions; to not be punished for breaking a law or rule; to not experience the negative consequences of one's actions
bet
an arrangement where Person A agrees to pay or do something if Person B is correct, and Person B agrees to pay or do something if Person A is correct
to eat (one's) words
to admit that one was wrong; to say that one's earlier prediction was incorrect