By way of complimenting Hillary Clinton’s demeanor during the debate, Brit Hume, the veteran Fox News anchor now employed by the network as a senior political analyst, told viewers that she was “not necessarily attractive.”

Within minutes of the debate’s end, before cutting to a live interview of Donald Trump by his ardent supporter Sean Hannity, Hume offered this judgment on how voters might make up their minds: “For most of the debate, what the television audience saw were the two faces of the two candidates and the question for a lot of people, I’m sure was, or for assessing their judgment is: what did they think of the two faces that they saw while the candidates were not talking, while they were listening?”

“The Trump expression was one we’re all familiar with from the earlier debates – he looked annoyed, put out, uncomfortable,” Hume continued. “And she looked, I think for the most part, she looked composed — smug sometimes — not necessarily attractive.”

“I think a lot will turn,” he concluded, “on how people reacted to the faces they saw side-by-side on that screen tonight.”