When the news spread that a pair of young, vaguely-unkempt hecklers shouted "Iron my shirt!" at a Hillary Clinton event last night, the conspiracy theories spread quickly across the Internet. Apparently, some Clinton foes didn't believe she could have come up with her spontaneous quip: "Oh, the remnants of sexism are alive and well!"
But a few intrepid bloggers, cross-referencing video footage and MySpace pages, came up with a new explanation: Boston-based shock radio. Apparently, Nick Gemelli and Adolfo Gonzalez Jr., who were escorted from the Clinton event in Salem, have jobs on WBCN-FM’s "Toucher and Rich Show," which airs from 3 to 7 p.m. (Gemelli, a call-screener, is known on the air as "Intern Nick.")
No official confirmation from WBCN: in an e-mail, the station’s marketing director, Cha Chi Loprete, said he has no comment. But the evidence trail seems solid – and based on the footage, the hecklers seemed pretty pleased with themselves.