The real reason gotcha questions are Satanic, is due to their reliance on an answer based on facts. Most questions asked during televised interviews can be answered in such a way as to come back to the answeree's preferred agenda.
- What newspapers do you read?
- What foreign policy experience do you have?
- What is your favorite color?
- How are you today?
- When you said [quotes person verbatim], what did you mean?