Shut the -gate
It seems like any time there's a new scandal, the press decides it needs to add the suffix "-gate" to whatever's goinf on. Some examples:
Now Salon is calling the current Enron scandal "Enrongate"
Can we call a moratorium on this? Does this suffix add any new information? Does it serve any purpose other than to clue people in that this is, in fact, a scandal, and that the news fols are quite clever? It's tired and trite.