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Still truther after all these years.

“Pay Attention, ABC: Rosie O’Donnell Just Doubled Down on Her 9/11 Truther Conspiracy Beliefs,” Scott Whitlock warns at NewsBusters, after the above Twitter conservation with the former VH-1 VJ turned talk show host and expert on skyscraper construction, jet plane fuel, and metallurgy:

Rosie O’Donnell, the past and future co-host of The View, on Friday reaffirmed her support of the 9/11 truther conspiracy theory. When asked by this writer if she continues to reject the idea that Muslim terrorists flew planes into buildings, O’Donnell tweeted in response, “i still do not believe the official story.” [See [above] for a screen shot of the tweet.]

O’Donnell left The View in 2007 after battling with conservative Elisabeth Hasselbeck. On March 29, 2007, she promoted trutherism, saying of September 11th: “I do believe it is the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel. I do believe that it defies physics for the World Trade Center Tower Seven, building seven, which collapsed in on itself, it is impossible for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives being involved…” ABC invited O’Donnell to return as a View co-host for the fall 2014 season.

So let’s review. Rosie has access to the news department at the American Broadcasting Corporation — aka, the House of Stephanopoulos, and surely no friend to Republicans. Mr. Obama and his wife have appeared on The View. One way or another, through her connections at ABC, Rosie can get in touch with any reporter there she wants — and/or a White House press liaison — and say, OK, give me the straight dope: What really happened on 9/11? But she’d rather remain a Truther than believe either ABC News or the Obama White House.

Rosie’s relationship with the ABC News Department puts her only a few more steps away from the center of world power than another Truther, former Obama “Green” “Czar” Van Jones, who was reluctantly jettisoned by the Obama White House in September of 2009. As Mark Steyn told Hugh Hewitt back then:

HH: In Obama’s America, Van Jones has come to great prominence. Today, the latest, he’s President Obama’s green jobs advisor, last night he had to apologize for calling Republicans a**holes.

MS: Right.

HH: And the remark said they do not reflect the view of this administration. Actually, I think they do reflect the views of this administration. But today, it was revealed, he’s a truther. He joined, in 2004, he signed a statement calling for then-New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer and others to launch an investigation into evidence that suggest high level government officials may have deliberately allowed the September 11th attacks to occur. How long would a Bush administration official who called Democrats a**holes and was a truther lasted, Mark Steyn?

MS: Exactly. I mean, this is the thing. We’re supposed to be the crazy guys. We’re supposed to be the ones who don’t distance ourselves from the loons. You know, we’re the…Glenn Beck is supposed to be bananas. The birther movement are supposed to be the nuts. And yet, and yet, it is somehow the reality-based community, or whatever these guys call themselves, that has managed to put a 9/11 truther two doors away from President Obama in the Oval Office. And if he really thinks that the federal government pulled off 9/11, then he’s inside the system. Why doesn’t he uncover the truth of it? He’s the green jobs czar. Presumably, in the previous administration, George W. Bush was the steel melting czar. So why doesn’t he just take a look in the filing cabinets, and expose the truth on it? It’s an absolute, it’s not just ludicrous, but it is absolutely outrageous that this fellow has been appointed as one of Obama’s various czars. What I found interesting about the guy is that he’s a communist. Now I assume when people say oh, he used to be a communist, that they were communists in the 60s or 70s, you know, when it was cool, the spirit of 1968 and all that. This guy became a communist in the 90s. He became a communist after the Russians and the Bulgarians and the Romanians and the Czechs and even partly the Chinese, and even the Vietnamese had all given up on it.

Beyond her solipsism, what does it say about what Rosie thinks about America? Blogger and frequent PJM contributor Kathy Shaidle had the definitive take on that aspect of Trutherism, which Steyn quoted back in 2006 — a year before Rosie’s very public “fire doesn’t melt steel” meltdown:

When I was on the Rush Limbaugh show a couple of months back, a listener called up to insist that 9/11 was an inside job. I asked him whether that meant Bali and Madrid and London and Istanbul were also inside jobs. Because that’s one expensive operation to hide even in the great sucking maw of the federal budget. But the Toronto blogger Kathy Shaidle made a much sharper point:

“I wonder if the nuts even believe what they are saying. Because if something like 9/11 happened in Canada, and I believed with all my heart that, say, Stephen Harper was involved, I don’t think I could still live here. I’m not sure I could stop myself from running screaming to another country. How can you believe that your President killed 2,000 people, and in between bitching about this, just carry on buying your vente latte and so forth?”

But Rosie isn’t sitting in Starbucks or standing on a street corner espousing wild conspiracy theories like a deranged hipster or shopping cart lady; she went full truther on a national network TV show — in 2007, while the man she accused of blowing up the WTC was still very much in power.

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Sandy Hook trutherism is as bad as 9/11 trutherism.
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ATTENTION ALL BLACKSMITHS THROUGHOUT HUMAN HISTORY:

You have never melted steel. When I snap my fingers you will come out of your millennial trances.

Oh, snap!
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Rosie is a very familiar type to people from the New York metropolitan area. A mouthy know-it-all who is actually clueless. Bobby Moynihan on SNL plays a character called Anthony Crispino, who is a good example of this. https://screen.yahoo.com/weekend-anthony-crispino-000000897.html.

That's all Rosie is.
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Poor Rosie, no talent, no brains, no shape, no shame.
A total waste of a lot of space.
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Fire doesn't melt steel? Steel is made from molten liquid poured out of buckets. How many times have we seen those pictures. Then it is hammered into shape. Carnegie's Floor Captain at his biggest steel mill, a hell on earth if ever there was one retired a wealthy man and was done, but Carnegie talked him into going back to work because he needed him. P.S. Sad end to the reluctant foreman was he was burned to death by molten steel that over-spilled its container. Rosie is a nitwit. Fire will melt steel. What in the hell is she talking about? (Hey, Rosie, the jet fuel did not melt the steel. It weakened it. Feel better now.)
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Everyone, repeat after me: "I think Dick Cheney is a hero." (Uptwinkles!)
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Thanks, Ed, you must be proud.

Rosie makes policy?
Spends our money through inscrutable agencies?

SAYS NOTHING while reckless, criminal politicos wreck our system?
What is she, Republican? Oh yeah, they'll save us, anytime now.
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Why do conservatives keep putting words in peoples mouths and reflexively defending scoundrels, as well?

Too often, the right sounds exactly like the left.
EXACTLY. Same social mechanism, the details are transient.

Yes, Muslims flew the planes. OK.
Why are you blurring other details?
No background story, just another random drive-by major attack?

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I wonder if Rosie will ever get treatment for her ADD disorder...

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Or as south park so eloquently put it:

Wait so who really caused 911?!

A bunch of pissed off Muslims. What are you retarded?
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Sometimes truth is stranger than fiction, and 9/11 is just one of those. The so-called "truthers" simply cannot handle the truth.

Similarly, Rosie O'Donnell is stranger than anything I would ever dream up yet there she is. What natural forces could possibly explain her?
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The really unscientific answer to the 911 truthers is that other than the Manhattan Project that gave us the atomic bomb there have bee very few government run projects that involved so many different people from so many backgrounds and jobs that had right/left views of our government that could be pulled off without many leaks or defections from the plan. Especially when it has been so long and not one of the thousands of supposedly participants has stepped forward. I say BS!
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1700 intel agencies with 1900 contractor companies, coordinating with hundreds of foreign institutions, and we have full flowcharts, org charts, and prospectuses of their budgets.

Transparency all over the place!
The fleeced paying the bills are really calling the shots, you betcha!
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"... other than the Manhattan Project that gave us the atomic bomb... ...that could be pulled off without many leaks or defections from the plan ..."

Klaus Fuchs? Steve Nelson?
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