Monday, September 17, 2007

Stop...Just Stop

Something has been bothering me for a while now. Can we please…please quit naming ever scandal “Whatever Gate”? This new bally-hoo with the New England Patriots is just another example in lazy journalism. “Video Gate” “Videotape Gate” “Camera Gate”. A team from MENSA must have worked long and hard on those names. I mean come on, Watergate was 35-fucking-years ago. Pre-Disco. America was still in Vietnam. The Godfather hits theaters. The last manned mission to the moon. What I am saying is that is was a looong time ago. Lets move on people. At least one person at ESPN called this new scandal “Spy Ware” which is culturally relevant. So I plead with all journalists out there no more Gates! For the sake of all that is holy!