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Fox's E.D. Hill says Barack and Michelle Obama's "fist bump" wasn't reminiscent of terrorists after all.

Published June 10, 2008 8:47PM (EDT)

Want to start the show by clarifying something I said on the show last Friday about an upcoming body language segment. Now I mentioned various ways the Obamas' fist bump in St. Paul had been characterized in the media. I apologize because unfortunately some thought I personally had characterized it inappropriately. I regret that -- it was not my intention, and I certainly didn’t mean to associate the word terrorist in any way with Sen. Obama and his wife.

That's Fox News' E.D. Hill, apologizing for having speculated on-air about a "fist bump" between Barack and Michelle Obama after a speech the former gave last week. "A fist bump? A pound? A terrorist fist jab? The gesture everyone seems to interpret differently. We'll show you some interesting body communication and find out what it really says," Hill originally said.

For those of you not hip to the latest thing the kids are doing, the gesture is common these days in all parts of American society, as liberal media watchdog Media Matters documented in the wake of Hill's remarks.

By Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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