ABC News confirmed last month that Rosie O’Donnell was returning to their morning gabfest “The View.” The show tweeted that the portly entertainer would be back for Season 18 despite her clashes during her first stint from 2006 to 2007 with conservatives, including co-host like Elisabeth Hasselbeck.
— The View (@theviewtv) July 10, 2014
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…”
Whitlock asked O’Donnell via Twitter if she still “believes.” Here is the exchange:
But does she still “believe it is the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel”? If she does, she should probably investigate the manner in which steel is made — namely by heating pig iron to high enough temperatures to fuse it with other ferrous elements. In other words, the metals are melted.
It is perhaps instructive to note that during her absence from “The View,” O’Donnell has been busy claiming that deadly tornadoes are a direct by-product of global warming. As the old saying goes, you can take the science out of the debate but you can’t take the stupidity out of the true believer.