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Quick news: Got into the Age of Conan Beta…and I am, of course, psyched. Starts in a few weeks…that oughta be awesome.
Now, back to your regularly scheduled blogpost.
I have well and truly fucking had it with the media.
It appears that Barack Obama’s comment about life difficulties making people bitter and them turning to religion as a result is a big deal. In fact, I heard it referred to as “Bitter-Gate.”
Does that even fucking make sense?
Every time something happens in politics that can remotely be construed as having a slightly adverse affect on a politician, it immediately becomes “WhateverTheFuckHappened”-Gate.
The Watergate scandal was over THIRTY fucking years ago, resulted in the threat of impeachment proceedings against a sitting US president, and ultimately, his resignation.
The suffix -gate does NOT have any meaning whatsoever. It’s a bullshit reference to what happened to Tricky Dick Nixon…as if Barack Obama’s gaffe (if it even WAS a freaking gaffe) certainly is in NO way even close to as serious as what Nixon did. Still…it’s Bitter-Gate. Like we’re gonna arrest the man for wrongdoing.
Iran-ContraGate. MonicaGate. Moron-Gate. It’s fucking STUPID.
These people write for a living, and they use the name of a building that was the scene of a criminal act as some sort of reference to the fact that something bad for a politician has happened, regardless of magnitude, what was actually done…or the fact that Watergate is a FUCKING PLACE. NOT AN ACT. Why don’t we call it BitterNam? Or BitterIraq?
Jesus, people. I don’t know what pisses me off more…the fact that they -Gate trivial nonsense, or the fact that Watergate is a place, which makes it even MORE stupid.
And the media just propagates the use of a fake suffix, like it’s English.
Damn all of them to Hell.