Since you don’t seem able to read what I posted on the matter you will not grasp what the media does with this sort of thing.
Altering the “swift” in “swift-boated” is not a “complete rejection of the idea” — it is a perpetuation of the idea in a new guise.
Since the “Watergate” scandal many new controveries get suffixed with a “gate” to imply they are also scandalous.
Since the MEDIA (not you or I) defines “Swiftboating” as a scandalous smear job of a political candidate, accepting and perpetuating the “*****-boated” metaphor fits snugly into the media theme that it is similar, scandalous behavior being discussed.
Feel free to call me dense if that makes you feel good, but you don’t seem to understand analogies, metaphors, or MSM propaganda.
I read what you wrote and understood it. You’re blaming Gingrich for a question a reporter asked as if he had any control over that. He deflated the “Swift Boat” meme by saying “no” and re-naming it. I’m totally amazed that you and others can’t wrap your minds around that. It’s not complicated.