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Last week’s search of Mar-a-Lago by the FBI could potentially change how media covers scandals, if a former FBI agent has her way.
Former FBI agent and CNN legal analyst Asha Rangappa cheekily suggested on Monday that the scandal was big enough to affect how the media labels scandals moving forward.
Ever since Watergate in the early ’70s, media types have often used “gate” as a suffix on other scandals, such as “Gamergate,” “Nipplegate” and “Nannygate.”
Have we reached the threshold where we can replace the suffix “-gate” with “-a-Lago” for all scandals (related to Trump or not) moving forward?
Although America is as polarized as it’s ever been, many Twitter users felt Rangappa was on to something.
Have we reached the threshold where we can replace the suffix “-gate” with “-a-Lago” for all scandals (related to Trump or not) moving forward?— Asha Rangappa (@AshaRangappa_) August 15, 2022
If nothing else good comes out of this, it would almost be worth it. https://t.co/6u3DvQPNaX— John Timmer (@j_timmer) August 15, 2022
JFC, YES!!— Grant Rich (@grantra) August 15, 2022
Here were my “-gate” guidelines from a few years ago https://t.co/n6gez7Rxkj
Rudy-a-Lago. Yup. Works. https://t.co/oh3A2Vyxvc— Jeff Jarvis (@jeffjarvis) August 15, 2022
Russia-gate ???? Comrade-a-Lago— George Conway???? (@gtconway3d) August 15, 2022
Stormy-gate ???? Porn-a-Lago
Ukraine-gate ???? Extort-a-Lago
Stop-the-Steal-gate ???? Putsch-a-Lago https://t.co/fNiIr9paY5
Stormy is actually Spank-a-Lago.— Jo ???? (@JoJoFromJerz) August 15, 2022
For the Stormy incident I think Mushroom-a-Lago might be a better description.— Allen Hope (@AllenHope57) August 15, 2022
Family-separation gate -> Nazi-a-Lago— Shawn Connery (@ShawnConnery2) August 15, 2022
Rudy Giuliani’s pathetic ‘impromptu’ Philly press conference —Total Landscape-a-Lago— jweberhart (@jweberhart) August 15, 2022
https://t.co/8FPQJKPT7q— Bob Lopes (@boblopes1) August 15, 2022
Like when he absconds to Russia to avoid prosecution and it’s Zhivago-a-lago?— Trump Defined (@TrumpDefined) August 15, 2022
Sharpie-a-Lago pic.twitter.com/O7Nid9n37V— sartory ???????????? (@jsartory) August 15, 2022
Espionalago?— Melissa Jo Peltier (@MelissaJPeltier) August 15, 2022
Love this. Do they apply retroactively?— Schrödinger's Litter Box (@Brewjew308) August 15, 2022
Like Impeachment-a-lago, Comey-a-lago, Russia-a-lago (That one's kinda redundant), Election-a-lago, ultimately culminating in Mar-a-lago-a-lago.
Testing:— Brian F. Kelcey (@stateofthecity) August 15, 2022
Works so far.
YES, in fact, I say we redub the Watergate affair "Nixon-a-Lago"— Jeff Mac (@JeffMacIsHere) August 15, 2022
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