Listening and reading from home the past few days, it was good to hear and see that we've treated mentions of "Spygate" as they should be — sparingly, in quotes and with attribution. We've made clear that it's a label being used by one side to try to frame a debate.
There are, of course, other reasons to resist simply starting to call something a "gate."
First, it's a cliché. We fight clichés like there's no tomorrow.