UNITY-Fest Breaking News Update: The Body-Language Analysis

Per MNSBC’s Andrea Mitchell, analyzing the blue-on-blue onstage hug between Obama and Clinton:

“This is the new first couple,” and, later, approvingly, “Good body language,” and later, even more approvingly (as the former rivals hug it out): “There you see it. It’s an endorsement and an embrace, and it could not be more heartfelt or enthusiastic, at least as it came from Hillary Clinton today.”

And, in summary: “The body language was perfect. It was a display of eloquence on his part, and of enthusiasm on hers.”

And, later, rousing the sleeping dogs: “They seemed to have the body language, Lee, really down.”

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Megan Garber is an assistant editor at the Nieman Journalism Lab at Harvard University. She was formerly a CJR staff writer.