(Update below fold)
Rosie cited yet another conspiracy on the May 22 edition of "The View," this one of the Michael Moore variety. The co-hosts of the ladies’ chat show discussed Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards and his extravagant lifestyle. Joy Behar stated that she would rather have someone who earned their way up there than inherit it, like the Bush family. Rosie responded likewise implying there is a connection between the Bush family and the September 11 hijackers.
ROSIE O’DONNELL: Where did they make that money?
JOY BEHAR: I’m not sure where they made the money.
O’DONNELL: Oil, yes, deals with the Saudis. 19 of the hijackers were Saudis.
Besides the loony conspiracy theory, Rosie once again got her facts wrong. 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi, along with two Emirates, one Lebanese, and one Egyptian. But facts don’t matter in Rosie’s world.
Update/Related blog (Ken Shepherd | 17:08 EDT):
Ian at Hot Air weighs in:
But hey, let’s acknowledge a little progress here: Rosie at least
believes that hijackers were somehow involved in 9-11. Now let’s get
her to lay out how you can have 19 hijackers plus the Bush
administration plus Rudy Giuliani and whoever helped him (shipping WTC
steel to China before it can be checked for explosives, er, except the
pool of molten steel found in the basement of WTC 7, er, and the whole
thing about fire not being able to melt steel, er, and the steel that
that one guy did test and found thermite on), without anyone coming
clean on the whole thing by now.