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The Abuse Of Watergate In 12 Media Headlines

13/01/2014 16:33 GMT | Updated 23/01/2014 23:56 GMT

In 1974, when President Richard Nixon became the first and only president to resign in US history, the word ‘Watergate’ became synonymous with scandal and controversy.

Today, the suffix 'gate' is added to any word that's even vaguely controversial. From Watergate to Forkgate, Plebgate to Nipplegate, here are 12 examples of when gate goes rogue.