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An unknown attendee at an event attended by former first lady Hillary Clinton and first daughter Chelsea Clinton instantly become notable for the wrong reason.
“Page Six hears that a serial pooper has been stalking the halls of the legendary Shubert Theater — and the last time they struck, a turd appeared in the aisle near Hillary and Chelsea Clinton at ‘Some Like It Hot,'” the outlet reported on Monday.
The outlet added: “A source close to the show insists that it was a regrettable one-off incident. But another source tells us that the theater’s staff said that the s–t’s (almost) hit the fans at other performances as well.”
“Last week when Hillary and Chelsea Clinton were in the audience, the lights came up for intermission and there were two human turds in the aisle just near the famous political duo,” a source told Page Six.
The insider noted further: “The house crew dealt with it very appropriately and quickly, and Hillary and Chelsea remained in the theater for the second act.”
Another source close to the show confirmed to the outlet: “There was an incident when Hillary Clinton and Chelsea attended.
“It was an elderly person and it’s rather sad, but yes, the house staff worked quickly to help resolve the situation and Act II started as scheduled,” the second source continued.
The first source told Page Six that after the most recent incident, an eyewitness “spoke to the house manager, who said that it was actually the fourth time it had happened.”
That source speculated further, adding, “There is someone who is either s–tting in the aisle, or surreptitiously dumping defecation that they smuggled into the theater.”
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Page Six continued:
But another insider said again that there is no alleged Phantom of the Poopera lurking around — and that it was just a sad accident.
The show has been attracting VIPs including Steven Spielberg, Martin Short, Debbie Allen, Bo Derek, Eddie Izzard, Hank Azaria, Kristin Chenoweth, and more. A rep for the show did not comment on the alleged incidents that put the deuce in the forty-deuce district.
Last month, Hillary made news again when an NBC News reporter made a startling admission.
Krystal Ball, herself a one-time Democratic congressional candidate from Virginia, served as co-host of “The Cycle” from 2012 to 2015 on the left-wing Comcast-owned network. In an interview with top podcaster Joe Rogan, Ball, 41, recounted a 2014 monologue when she urged then U.S. Sen. Clinton (N.Y.) not to try for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination.
“I did this whole thing that was like, ‘She sold out to Wall Street. People are gonna hate this lady. She’s like the terrible candidate for the moment. Please don’t run,’” Ball said during an appearance last week on “The Joe Rogan Experience.”
“I was allowed to say it,” she said, adding: “I deliver my thing. I did it exactly how I wanted to do it.”
But her advice for the eventual nominee, who then lost to Donald Trump, did not go over well with Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC at the time, the New York Post reported.
“Afterwards, I get pulled into an office and you know, ‘Great monologue, everything’s fine. But next time you do any commentary on Hillary Clinton, it has to get approved by the President of the network,’” Ball told Rogan.
Ball went on to say that most cable news hosts are not necessarily talented, but they are more often chosen because they “are reliable purveyors of whatever” narrative the network wants to push.
“Listen, I’m a human being,” she added. “I’m sure I responded to the incentives of that system, like, ‘God, I don’t want to get in trouble with the boss.’”
“For sure,” Rogan responded.
“That’s the way that it works [in cable news],” she added. “Oftentimes, people [who work at the network] know where the boundaries are. They know what they’re allowed to say. So they don’t need that direct intervention of censorship.”
The former host noted further that most people who work in cable news “aren’t really there because they’re talented.”
“They’re there because they are reliable purveyors of whatever it is that that network wants to purvey,” Ball said. “That’s ultimately why they get the job, and they understand the parameters of the task.”