Rosie O’Donnell once admitted on The O’Reilly Factor in March 2002 that she doesn’t know anything about Afghanistan except that it’s a place where terrorists are. Now she needs to admit that she knows nothing about the physics of steel in extreme heat and fire. Here is a transcript of a discussion between Rosie O’Donnell and Elizabeth Hasselbeck on March 29, 2007.
Elizabeth: No … no. I don’t.
Rosie: Yes, says the crowd (applause).
Elizabeth: I don’t. Do you believe that the government had anything to do with the attack of 9/11? Do you believe in a conspiracy in terms of the attack of 9/11?
Rosie: No, but I do believe that it’s the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel. I do believe that it defies physics for the World Trade Center tower 7—building 7, which collapsed in on itself—it is impossible for a building to fall the way it fell without explosives being involved. World Trade Center 7. World Trade [Center] 1 and 2 got hit by planes—7, miraculously, the first time in history, steel was melted by fire. It is physically impossible.”
Elizabeth: And who do you think is responsible for that?
Rosie: I have no idea, but to say that we don’t know that it imploded, that it wasn’t an implosion and a demolition, is beyond ignorant. Look at the films, get a physics expert here [on the show] from Yale, from Harvard, pick the school—[the collapse] defies reason.
Quite a few YouTubers have posted clips of this rant that Rosie spouted that the Building 7 fire was ‘the first time in history that fire has melted steel’ …
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WTPRN accuses FOXNEWS of twisting the ‘fire melts steel’ argument (WTPRN).
A seven minute, four second clip of The View (episode 3/29/07) from Snoopfmppp. The discussion of Building 7 starts at 5:40/7:04.
One month after the March 29 discussion — on April 29, 2007 — a tanker truck crashed on a bridge in Oakland, California and exploded and burned. The heat and fire weakened the steel of the bridge support system of ‘The Maze’ at Interstate 580 and Interstate 880 [MAP/SAT] and caused the bridge to collapse and obstruct traffic that connects Oakland and San Francisco via the Oakland Bay Bridge.
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On scene video as tanker and fuel burns on the collapsed bridge (isafilms).
More on the Bridge Collapse/Rosie Building 7 Conspiracy from FOXNEWS (therealjohnny2k).
Conspiracy theorists still hold on to their argument of controlled demolition, claiming that Building 7 did not have the fuel to burn and cause a collapse compared to Tower 1 and Tower 2. A Popular Mechanics article disputes the conspiracy theorists, pointing to damage to Building 7 from the collapse of the 110-story World Trade Center North Tower. Building 7 was severely damaged when nearly a quarter of the building was carved away over the bottom 10 stories of its south face, and significant damage was visible up to the 18th floor of the 47-story building.
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