Webb: That must be the biggest scandal since Watergategate.
Mitchell: Watergategate? Isn't it just Watergate?
Webb: No, that would mean it was just about water. No, it was a scandal or "gate" — add the suffix '-gate', that's what you do with a scandal — involving the Watergate Hotel. So it was called the Watergate scandal, or Watergategate.''
"I vote for this whole blown call debacle to be dubbed 'The Golden Mistake.' But, some genius is going to go with 'Golden Gate.'"
"A few weeks ago our message board and general inbox were bombarded with demands we address something called the 'GamerGate Scandal', posts written with the urgency and rage one would associate with, say, discovering that Chipotle burritos are made entirely from the meat of human babies. It's apparently a big deal in some circles, so we followed the links and read the piles of data presented, and had to stop and take a deep breath just to grasp it all. 'Gentlemen,' we said amid the stunned silence, 'do you realize that if what they're saying is true, then this is still the most pointless fucking bullshit anyone has ever forced us to read?'"
"How did Memogate get a 'gate'? How did Nipplegate get a 'gate'? We invaded a country with the wrong information, and Janet Jackson's tit got a 'gate'. Who gives out the 'gates'? Is there a 'Gate'-gate? Is there a, a... I mean, it's absolute... We're living in insanity!"
— Jon Stewart