George W. Bush: Remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - April 26, 2003

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.1
  • Gunning Fog
    10.9
  • Coleman Liau
    11.1
  • SMOG
    11.2
  • ARI
    7.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

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    3,427
  • Sentences
    49
  • Words
    750
  • Syllables
    1,153
  • Words Per Sentence
    750
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5
  • Seconds
    512.04
  • Words Per Minute
    87.88
George W. Bush
00:00:00
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00:01:17
  Well, thank you all very much. I appreciate being introduced by such a fine journalist and a true gentleman. [Applause] Bob, I want to thank you for putting together a really enjoyable evening. Laura and I join you in congratulating the journalists who you honor tonight. And we're looking forward to tonight's program -- pretty good program manager in selecting Ray Charles to entertain us. [Applause] [Laughter] Since we gathered for this -- last gathered for this dinner, we have lived through some extraordinary events.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.4
  • Gunning Fog
    12.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    9.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    418
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    83
  • Syllables
    141
  • Words Per Sentence
    83
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66
  • Seconds
    77.28
  • Words Per Minute
    64.44

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.98
  • AFINN
    20.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.13
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • tonight's
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Bob
    [Person]
  • Laura
    [Person]
  • Ray Charles
    [Person]
  • tonight
    [Time]
George W. Bush
00:01:17
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00:01:59
  We have seen a dictator defy the world. And we have seen a coalition of free nations give its answer. [Applause] We have witnessed the swift advance of soldiers and Marines through hostile territory; the fall of a tyrant and of the monuments he raised to himself; and the beginnings of a free nation in the very place where civilization began.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.1
  • Gunning Fog
    12.7
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    276
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51
  • Seconds
    41.8
  • Words Per Minute
    87.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.70
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment/Movies

    Entities

  • Marines
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
George W. Bush
00:01:59
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00:03:07
  We have seen the images of war more closely and vividly than ever before because of journalists who often shared in the dangers of war. Many reporters, photographers and camera crews took that hard journey to Baghdad. I think it is fair to say that the journalists grew to respect the skill and bravery and decency of the men and women who wear our nation's uniform. [Applause] And I am certain that our military gained greater respect for the journalists traveling with them, who showed a tenacity and courage of their own. [Applause] Because of journalists who accepted risk and hardship, the first draft of history has been vivid and has been moving.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.3
  • Gunning Fog
    15.1
  • Coleman Liau
    11.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.6
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    528
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    113
  • Syllables
    175
  • Words Per Sentence
    113
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53
  • Seconds
    68.72
  • Words Per Minute
    98.66

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Baghdad
    [Country, City, State]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
George W. Bush
00:03:07
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00:03:34
  Every commitment worth making -- every vocation worth pursuing brings with it the possibility of sacrifice. Our military knows this well. It is also true of your profession. In this conflict, at least 13 journalists from across the world lost their lives, including two men Bob spoke of a few minutes ago.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.1
  • Gunning Fog
    12.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    7.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    3.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    3.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    244
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    51
  • Syllables
    82
  • Words Per Sentence
    51
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    27.08
  • Words Per Minute
    113

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.69
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06

    Entities

  • at least 13
    [Cardinal Number]
  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Bob
    [Person]
  • a few minutes ago
    [Time]
George W. Bush
00:03:34
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00:04:11
  Michael Kelly was one of the most accomplished columnists and editors in America. [Applause] He covered the Persian Gulf War in 1991 and left that conflict hoping that the long-suffering people of Iraq would one day live in freedom. I saw Michael in the Oval Office shortly before he returned to the Middle East and he was eager to be present at Iraq's liberation.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.7
  • Gunning Fog
    11.7
  • Coleman Liau
    10.5
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    10.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    290
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51
  • Seconds
    36.96
  • Words Per Minute
    105.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.76
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • News

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • Iraq
    [Country, City, State]
  • 1991
    [Date]
  • the Persian Gulf War
    [Event]
  • the Middle East
    [Location]
  • the Oval Office
    [Organization]
  • Michael
    [Person]
  • Michael Kelly
    [Person]
George W. Bush
00:04:11
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00:04:59
  The troops of the 3rd Infantry Division where Mike was embedded saw his physical courage. He was called a "soldier's journalist." And Michael Kelly's readers knew of his intellectual courage. He wrote with integrity and moral conviction, never attempting to gain favor or to please the powerful. He deployed his wit against... [Applause] He deployed his wit against pretension of any kind and showed reverence when reverence was due.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.6
  • Gunning Fog
    11.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.8
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    357
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    71
  • Syllables
    126
  • Words Per Sentence
    71
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.66
  • Seconds
    47.68
  • Words Per Minute
    89.35

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    15.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • the 3rd Infantry Division
    [Organization]
  • Michael Kelly's
    [Person]
  • Mike
    [Person]
George W. Bush
00:04:59
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00:06:30
  All who knew him remember Michael's intensity and his decency; friends came to know his loyalty. He was mentor to young writers; a devoted husband to Max and a wonderful father to his boys, Tom and Jack. The man Michael admired above all others said this of him: "He was our very best -- smart and brave and noble and loving." That fine tribute comes from his dad, who is with us tonight, Tom Kelly. [Applause] Also moving with the 3rd Infantry Division was David Bloom. [Applause] He was the perfect man to carry viewers along on the charge to Baghdad.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.8
  • Gunning Fog
    9.2
  • Coleman Liau
    9.5
  • SMOG
    9.9
  • ARI
    7.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    439
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    102
  • Syllables
    146
  • Words Per Sentence
    102
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42
  • Seconds
    90.68
  • Words Per Minute
    67.49

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.99
  • AFINN
    30.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • Baghdad
    [Country, City, State]
  • the 3rd Infantry Division
    [Organization]
  • David Bloom
    [Person]
  • Jack
    [Person]
  • Max
    [Person]
  • Michael
    [Person]
  • Tom
    [Person]
  • Tom Kelly
    [Person]
  • tonight
    [Time]
George W. Bush
00:06:30
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00:07:10
  He was tireless, completely focused and, clearly, doing the work he loved. David had a natural sincerity that people liked. We saw his live reports from the "Bloom Machine," and we saw some of the finest war coverage every broadcast. One of... [Applause] ... -- our last images of David Bloom captured a journalist in his prime, making full use of his gifts.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.7
  • Gunning Fog
    9.3
  • Coleman Liau
    10.6
  • SMOG
    9.9
  • ARI
    5.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    283
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    102
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46
  • Seconds
    40.44
  • Words Per Minute
    93.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.88
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • One
    [Cardinal Number]
  • the "Bloom Machine
    [Infrastructure]
  • David
    [Person]
  • David Bloom
    [Person]
George W. Bush
00:07:10
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00:07:51
  His own last e-mail home tells us something else about this man, who was about to turn 40. He wrote to his wife, Melanie, "Here I am, supposedly at the peak of professional success and I could frankly care less. Yes, I am proud of the good job we have all been doing, but in the scheme of things, it matters little compared to my relationship with you, the girls and Jesus." It says something about a man's entire life when those are his final thoughts.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.6
  • Gunning Fog
    11.1
  • Coleman Liau
    7.9
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    8.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    358
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    89
  • Syllables
    123
  • Words Per Sentence
    89
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.31
  • Seconds
    40.88
  • Words Per Minute
    130.63

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • 40
    [Date]
  • Jesus
    [Person]
  • Melanie
    [Person]
George W. Bush
00:07:51
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00:08:32
  For those words and for so much else in David's life, we are grateful. [Applause] Both men brought great credit to a hard and worthy profession. Their work is done and well done. We will remember them with admiration and we will remember them with affection. May God bless their souls. [Applause]

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    3.9
  • Gunning Fog
    7.3
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • SMOG
    8.5
  • ARI
    4.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.2
  • Sprache
    2.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.2
  • Sprache
    2.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    234
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    52
  • Syllables
    73
  • Words Per Sentence
    52
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.37
  • Seconds
    40.52
  • Words Per Minute
    77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.98
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.11
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • God
    [Person]