White House visitor logs show up famous names白宮訪客紀錄簿出現名人大名


White House visitor logs show up famous names


Did Barack Obama’s controversial ex-pastor Jeremiah Wright visit the White House? Or did the great Michael Jordan shoot some hoops with the president on his basketball court?


The answer to both questions is no.


But those famous names, and others, were thrown up in an exercise in government transparency Friday, when the Obama administration released the first 500 names on a list of the 100,000 people cleared to visit the White House every year.


Though the administration touted the release as evidence of "transparency like you’ve never seen before," the list did spark confusion, as some people with famous names were listed on the visitor logs.


The White House said several "false positives" of people saddled with famous names were on the list of 500 guest entrances to the White House, including that of one Jeremiah Wright.



show up:片語,出現,露面;暴露。例句:When will the train show up?(火車什麼時候會來?)


false positive:在醫學上指的是「偽陽性」,在阻擋垃圾郵件的程式中,指的是真正的訊息被誤判為垃圾郵件,因此遭到程式阻擋並退回給寄件者。

saddle someone with someone or something:讓某人肩負重擔。saddle,名詞,馬鞍;動詞,加馬鞍;使負擔。例句:I didn’t mean to saddle you with my problems.(我無意拿我的問題來增加你的負擔。)

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