“I suspect that the candidates are as frustrated as those of us in the viewing audience with ‘gotcha’ questions,” he said.
The show offers no cathartic “gotcha” moments, no easy answers, and no rapid-fire dialogue.
Korn added that opponents of Palin are “leaping for ‘gotcha’ material against her.”
Sampled in the forest setting, with a friendly Royal talking of his ancestors, this is a true foodie gotcha.
One story had him receiving a package at home with a note that had one word on it: “gotcha.”
Coburn says the activist is playing “the typical Washington game of gotcha.”
Such strict constitutionalist arguments, Adler said, are based on an absurdist, “gotcha literalism.”
“We feel this is a case of gotcha politics,” she told Politico.
by 1913, colloquial pronunciation of "(I have) got you."
Got you; caught you: a gotcha campaign
[fr got you]
A misfeature of a system, especially a programming language or environment, that tends to breed bugs or mistakes because it both enticingly easy to invoke and completely unexpected and/or unreasonable in its outcome.
For example, a classic gotcha in C is the fact that
if (a=b) code;
is syntactically valid and sometimes even correct. It puts the value of "b" into "a" and then executes "code" if "a" is non-zero. What the programmer probably meant was
if (a==b) code;
which executes "code" if "a" and "b" are equal.