'The View' Guest Host: 9-11 Conspiracy Theorist 'So Great'

With Barbara Walters away, whom did ABC choose to guest host The View today? A woman who thinks a 9-11 nutcase is "so great." Singing the nutcase's praises in the screencap is Christine Ebersole, a Broadway actress and former Saturday Night Live cast member, I've learned. And there she was, guest hosting on this morning's View, when she let this drop:

"I'm going through 'the change' in my life."

That was good for a high-five with Rosie, who said she is, too.

Ebersole explained that one symptom is insomnia, which has turned her into a YouTube addict. Speaking of her YouTube favorites, she continued:

"There's a couple of political ones. The latest one I found, oh my God, I'm so crazy about this guy, it's called 'theresistancemanifesto.com.'"

View video here.

Rosie weighed in helpfully: "Yes, this is the guy, John Conner."

Ebersole: "John Conner. It's so amazing. He's so . . . the thing that is so great about him is, people will look at him and say 'he's a nutcase.' But see, I don't think so. I don't think so. He's a non-conformist."

Rosie agreed: "He's a non-conformist."

And just what kind of non-conformist is he? Rosie explained: "He goes around the country with a bullhorn, to UCLA or wherever he wants, and he says, '9-11 was an inside job! 9-11 was an inside job!' [That's Rosie illustrating his bullhorn act]. And within five or ten minutes, the police show up, and his friends videotape him getting arrested by the police. And boy, does it annoy people. I can tell you that much."

Observed Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the only thing standing between The View and the total leftist abyss, wryly: "That probably would annoy just a handful of people in the United States."

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