Michael Quinion wordseditor at WORLDWIDEWORDS.ORG
Sat Jul 16 17:05:11 UTC 2011

Joel Berson asked:

> Has the Rupert Murdoch/News Corp. scandal acquired a "-gate" name yet?
> Among other potential parallels -- perhaps unto the future resignation
> of the British executive branch leader, David Cameron -- I note that
> Rupert Murdoch, Andy Coulson, Rebekah Brooks, and Les Hinton (publisher
> of the Wall Street Journal and chief executive of Dow Jones & Co ) have
> all denied knowledge of illegal activities during their watches.
> Although they have all apologized for illegal acts that have been done,
> by others.

A common term in the British press is "hackgate", for example here today:


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