Scarborough: Don't Read EJ Dionne, You Know He Supports Obama

Conservatives still licking their wounds over the results of the November elections finally have something to cheer about: you don't have to read Washington Post columnist E. J. Dionne's articles anymore because you know he's supporting Barack Obama.

So deliciously said MSNBC's Joe Scarborough to Post editorial writer Jonathan Capehart on Tuesday's "Morning Joe" with the latter actually not disagreeing. 

The context of the discussion was another Post writer's Tuesday column in which Richard Cohen came down strongly on Obama's decision to have Rick Warren give the invocation during the upcoming Inauguration.

This led to the following fabulous exchange between Scarborough and Capehart (video embedded below the fold, h/t Ms Underestimated, file photo):

JONATHAN CAPEHART, WASHINGTON POST: Look, I think Richard makes a very good point. And you haven't read E, I'm assuming you're going to read E. J.'s column because I think...

JOE SCARBOROUGH, HOST: Well, now we know E. J. always agrees with Obama.

CAPEHART: Not, not, well, yes yes...

SCARBOROUGH: Today he does...

CAPEHART: Yes he does. Yes he does...

SCARBOROUGH: What a shock.  

CAPEHART: ...today, but, I think ...

SCARBOROUGH: That's a great thing about E. J. -- you don't have to read his columns anymore. You just know he's supporting Obama. 

Delicious. Absolutely delicious.

Readers are advised to watch the entire video, for after this comical exchange a very interesting discussion ensued about gay rights and how they do and don't relate to civil rights.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.