Hollywood, California - More behind the scene details of events that lead up to last Wednesday's brew-ha-ha on The View between Rosie and Elisabeth have surfaced today. As it turns out, Elisabeth was not only angry at having to defend Rosie for allegedly equating US troops with terrorists, only to discover she continued similar allegations on her blog, but that she warmed up The View's captive live audience with her 9/11 conspiracy theory "jokes."
"She should have stuck to menopause jokes like Joy," said an associate producer of the show.
Members of the audience were initially shocked into silence thinking Rosie was serious. But as she continued the audience then uncontrollably started getting the church giggles before braking out into full laughter when Rosie tried to explain how the World Trade Towers and surrounding buildings did not collapse, but were blown up instead.
Rosie had to repeatedly interrupt herself to say, "It's true. It's true." But the audience still thought it was all a joke.
It was not until the feud broke out between Rosie and Elisabeth that member of the audience realized that Rosie was serious and not joking about a 9/11 conspiracy theory.
"At first, I thought Rosie was joking about a 9/11 conspiracy theory using classic deadpan delivery," said an audience member at Wednesday's taping. "Then after the little conservative one started taking on the big liberal one, I knew Rosie was serious and not joking."
A popular fundraiser on liberal public radio shows, conspiracy theory about 9/11 has slowly been seeping into popular culture and even into the covers of Popular Mechanics, which dismissed the theory as false.
Rosie had planned to invite a 9/11 conspiracy theorist on the show but she was so up set to hear that in order to bring balance to The View an editor from Popular Mechanics was going to be invited for a split-screen debate, said producers.
"Why start bringing balance to The View now?" said a spokesperson for Rosie. "It all sounds rather suspicious, don't you think?"