Pop Mechanics

Popular Mechanics Fact-Checks Rosie On WTC Conspiracy Theory


ETP Staff | Posted Monday April 2, 2007 at 10:59 AM

While the Trump Affair is (finally) a thing of the past, Rosie continues to flex her well-defined muscles for sparking controversy. Last week the outspoken View star claimed, in response to a question from co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck about the validity of 9/11 conspiracy theories, that, while she didn't know what to believe about the U.S. government's involvement, she did believe that "it's the first time in history that fire has ever melted steel. I do believe that it defies physics that 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." Enter Popular Mechanics, which had previously compiled reports by physicists and demolition experts for its 2006 book "Debunking 9/11 Myths." The mag quickly fired back on its blog, refuting every one of her claims in detail. Highlights are as follows: