Gotcha moment: (noun): when a slow-witted, deer-in-headlights, under-qualified political candidate is confronted with a seemingly easy question about his/her own views, attitudes or habits, yet he/she flails wildly while attempting to dredge up even the most basic of answers; usually occurs while under the white-hot spotlight of TV cameras.
What newspapers do you regularly read?
Oh, I see. This is your “gotcha moment!”
- Joe The Plumber Laughs Off His Homophobia, Accuses CNN Of ‘Gotcha’ Journalism (thinkprogress.org)