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[–]TheOtherSide 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

I wish everyone would stop using "Gate". I can't help but think you are trying to ride on the coattails of a past incident that people cared about.

[–]seanspeaks[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

People use "Gate" because its very effective. It means the flood gates are open, ie: The information is out there for anyone to see. You really think the trafficking, raping and killing of children is just a "past incident" that no ones cares about? How very wrong you are.

[–]TheOtherSide 4 insightful - 1 fun4 insightful - 0 fun5 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

No, it's taken from the name of the Watergate Hotel, where President Nixson bugged a political opponents room in the '70s. The incident was called "Watergate" by the media. It was a big deal at the time. It is the OP of the suffix "gate". The "gate" suffix has been overused to death since then.

Come up with an original tag line if you want people to think it's not just a conspiracy theory.

[–]seanspeaks[S] 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

I apologise I thought you were referencing Pizzagate. Regardless, people relate to "gate", its here to stay.