A quick google on the phrase “credibility gap” yields about 32,000 results in the past three months, most frequently in reference to the president. (To be fair, though, the term is applied to the media in a few instances.)
This reminds me of the epidemic spread of the words “lurid” and “salacious” during the previous president’s intern troubles.
Can’t anybody think of another way to say it? Come to think of it, what does “credibility gap” mean anyway? Credible by what standards? In whose judgment?