Bill Clinton: Remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - April 29, 1995

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.0
  • Gunning Fog
    11.2
  • Coleman Liau
    9.3
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    8.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    4,925
  • Sentences
    58
  • Words
    1,153
  • Syllables
    1,657
  • Words Per Sentence
    1,153
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42
  • Seconds
    519.6
  • Words Per Minute
    133.14

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment
Bill Clinton
00:00:00
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00:00:55
  Thank you very much, Ken. To all the members of the White House press who are here; to all the members of the White House staff and the administration who are here and who have to endure this every year with me. [Laughter] Let me say I have had a wonderful time tonight. I kind of hate to come up here; I'd rather listen to Conan talk to that worthless redneck on the screen—[Laughter]—for another half an hour.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.4
  • Gunning Fog
    10.4
  • Coleman Liau
    8.3
  • SMOG
    9.7
  • ARI
    7.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.2
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.2
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    320
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    78
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    78
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.31
  • Seconds
    55.36
  • Words Per Minute
    84.54

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.18
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • this every year
    [Date]
  • White House
    [Organization]
  • Conan
    [Person]
  • I'd
    [Person]
  • Ken
    [Person]
  • another half an hour
    [Time]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Bill Clinton
00:00:55
-
00:01:45
  I identify with Conan O'Brien. Like me, he's a young man who came from obscurity—[Laughter]—and chose a sidekick with more inside experience. And despite his many accomplishments, 250 million Americans never get to see him in prime time. [Laughter] I feel your pain. [Laughter] Speaking of young people, it was announced tonight, you know, that my Press Secretary, Mike McCurry, and his wife, Debra, just had their third child, Christopher.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.2
  • Gunning Fog
    8.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    10.9
  • ARI
    8.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    343
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56
  • Seconds
    50.24
  • Words Per Minute
    83.6

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.20
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • 250 million
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • third
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Christopher
    [Person]
  • Conan O'Brien
    [Person]
  • Debra
    [Person]
  • Mike McCurry
    [Person]
  • prime time
    [Time]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Bill Clinton
00:01:45
-
00:02:15
  I want to make another announcement: Before my term is over, Christopher will become the youngest member of the White House Press Office—[Laughter]— just barely younger than the rest who work there. [Laughter] You know, I practiced for this night. I had all this humor and everything, but—and I really believe that you could tell I—I really liked that—whoever that awful person is that played me. [Laughter] I thought it was wonderful.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.3
  • Gunning Fog
    11.1
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.8
  • ARI
    10.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.7
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    345
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    117
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51
  • Seconds
    29.76
  • Words Per Minute
    145.16

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • the White House Press Office
    [Organization]
  • Christopher
    [Person]
  • this night
    [Time]
Bill Clinton
00:02:15
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00:02:51
  The Book of Proverbs says, "A happy heart doeth good like medicine, and a broken spirit drieth the bones." And I believe that. But I think you will all understand that—and I hope my wonderful comedy writers will understand -- if I take a few moments tonight not to be too funny here at the end because of the tragedy in Oklahoma City, which has captured us all and which still is the focus of our efforts, for understandable reasons tonight, as the rescue workers are still laboring and as the law enforcement officers are still working.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    17.1
  • Coleman Liau
    10.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    436
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    98
  • Syllables
    151
  • Words Per Sentence
    98
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47
  • Seconds
    36.48
  • Words Per Minute
    161.18

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    19.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • Oklahoma City
    [Country, City, State]
  • a few moments tonight
    [Time]
  • tonight
    [Time]
  • The Book of Proverbs
    [Title]
Bill Clinton
00:02:51
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00:03:24
  Tonight, as Ken and I were sitting here, and he let me read his latest essay about the heroism of the people in Oklahoma City. And I want to say something personal to all of you. I know that for virtually everybody in the press in this room, this has been a very painful experience for all of you, too, who have covered it, and to have been Americans, to have been parents and children and brothers and sisters, and to have identified with the human tragedy on such a massive scale.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.7
  • Coleman Liau
    8.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    380
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    92
  • Syllables
    136
  • Words Per Sentence
    92
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46
  • Seconds
    32.8
  • Words Per Minute
    168.29

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.54
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Oklahoma City
    [Country, City, State]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Ken
    [Person]
  • Tonight
    [Time]
Bill Clinton
00:03:24
-
00:03:56
  And what I want to do tonight is to tell you that I really appreciate the way this incident has been presented to the American people. I think you have made an extraordinary effort to capture both the horror and the humanity of the situation, to somehow grasp and communicate to your fellow citizens the incredible honor with which so many people have performed in these last difficult days.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    320
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    116
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65
  • Seconds
    31.92
  • Words Per Minute
    129.7

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.15
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • these last difficult days
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Bill Clinton
00:03:56
-
00:04:19
  Most of you were able, and I think it was difficult, to show commendable restraint in not jumping to any conclusions about who did this terrible thing. And most of you have really done a great deal to help the American people find some renewed strength and energy. And I thank you for that. And I hope in the days ahead you will be able to continue it.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.7
  • Gunning Fog
    11.5
  • Coleman Liau
    8.3
  • SMOG
    11.8
  • ARI
    6.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.2
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.2
  • Sprache
    3.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    279
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    68
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    68
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.41
  • Seconds
    23.12
  • Words Per Minute
    176.47

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • the days ahead
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Bill Clinton
00:04:19
-
00:04:44
  As this story unfolds, I would ask you to continue to return to Oklahoma City, to update our country on how the families who have suffered so much are rebuilding their lives, and to remind us about the countless heroes we have all seen there. The terrible people who did this thing do not deserve to be celebrities, although they will become famous.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.5
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    281
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48
  • Seconds
    24.76
  • Words Per Minute
    152.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.46
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • Oklahoma City
    [Country, City, State]
Bill Clinton
00:04:44
-
00:05:07
  But the victims and their families and the people who have labored, they don't deserve to be forgotten. The heroes of this tragedy embody the unbreakable spirit of our Nation. They should always be remembered, the hundreds of rescue workers who defied the rain, the cold, the heartache, and a very real risk to their own lives.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.4
  • Gunning Fog
    11.8
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    9.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    262
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    57
  • Syllables
    89
  • Words Per Sentence
    57
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    23.16
  • Words Per Minute
    147.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.55
  • AFINN
    -3.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Sensitive Subjects

    Entities

  • hundreds
    [Cardinal Number]
Bill Clinton
00:05:07
-
00:05:31
  People like Rebecca Anderson, a nurse with four children, whose parents still live in my home State, who was hit by a piece of concrete and later died trying to help others. Even in death, she continued to serve the living by giving her heart to save the life of a man from Oklahoma and one of her kidneys to save the life of a woman from New Mexico.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    14.4
  • Coleman Liau
    7.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    276
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    98
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.32
  • Seconds
    24.36
  • Words Per Minute
    169.95

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.87
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment/TV & Video

    Entities

  • four
    [Cardinal Number]
  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • New Mexico
    [Country, City, State]
  • Oklahoma
    [Country, City, State]
  • State
    [Organization]
  • Rebecca Anderson
    [Person]
Bill Clinton
00:05:31
-
00:05:58
  Now, folks, that is the real America. Sometimes all of us forget it a little bit. Sometimes all of us are too bound up in what we are doing. But this country is bound together in a way that the people like those who committed those crimes in Oklahoma can never understand. And I know our Government is not perfect, and I know it makes mistakes.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.0
  • Gunning Fog
    8.3
  • Coleman Liau
    8.4
  • SMOG
    10.5
  • ARI
    4.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    3.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    3.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    271
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    100
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.39
  • Seconds
    26.12
  • Words Per Minute
    151.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.42
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • Oklahoma
    [Country, City, State]
Bill Clinton
00:05:58
-
00:06:54
  But this is a very free country and a very great country. And a lot of the people who are out there complaining about it today would not even be able to do what they do in the way they do it in most of the other democracies in the world today. And we should never forget it. I say this tonight not to pour cold water on this wonderful evening and not because I haven't enjoyed it—I think I laughed harder tonight than anybody else here—but because as long as this work is going on, I think I owe it to you to tell you for all of our sometimes conflicting interests, I am really proud of the work the American press corps did in bringing this to the American people.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.2
  • Coleman Liau
    7.6
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.1
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    525
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    132
  • Syllables
    179
  • Words Per Sentence
    132
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42
  • Seconds
    56.4
  • Words Per Minute
    140.43

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.99
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • today
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • this wonderful evening
    [Time]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Bill Clinton
00:06:54
-
00:07:17
  And the work is not over. The understanding is not over. We have a lot of difficult decisions to make in the weeks and months ahead. As you know, I feel very strongly that the country should adopt stronger measures against terrorism. It will be debated in the Congress. Some of the measures are complex. You will have to explain them to the American people.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.3
  • Gunning Fog
    6.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.0
  • SMOG
    8.6
  • ARI
    3.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.1
  • Sprache
    2.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.1
  • Sprache
    2.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    285
  • Sentences
    7
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    96
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46
  • Seconds
    23.24
  • Words Per Minute
    167.81

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.34
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01

    Entities

  • months ahead
    [Date]
  • the weeks and
    [Date]
  • American
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
Bill Clinton
00:07:17
-
00:07:45
  I ask only that in all of this, you never forget the human dimension that you have so skillfully and heroically brought home to all the people of this country. We are going to get through this, and when we do, we'll be even stronger. We've been around here now for more than 200 years because almost all the time more than half of us wind up somehow doing the right thing.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.8
  • Gunning Fog
    11.8
  • Coleman Liau
    7.9
  • SMOG
    9.9
  • ARI
    9.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.7
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.7
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    290
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    72
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    72
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.28
  • Seconds
    27.92
  • Words Per Minute
    154.73

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.79
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Entities

  • more than half
    [Cardinal Number]
  • more than 200 years
    [Date]
Bill Clinton
00:07:45
-
00:08:21
  And we will do the right thing again. I'd like to close with words written by the wonderful poet W.H. Auden over 50 years ago: "In the deserts of the heart, let the healing fountain start. In the prison of his days, teach the free man how to praise." We praise America tonight, and we thank you for bringing it home to us in such a powerful way in these last days.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    3.8
  • Gunning Fog
    6.1
  • Coleman Liau
    6.6
  • SMOG
    7.3
  • ARI
    2.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.5
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.5
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    286
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    75
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    75
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.23
  • Seconds
    36.2
  • Words Per Minute
    124.31

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    15.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07

    Topics

  • Books & Literature

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • 50 years ago
    [Date]
  • his days
    [Date]
  • these last days
    [Date]
  • W.H. Auden
    [Person]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Bill Clinton
00:08:21
-
00:08:39
  Good night, and God bless you all.

    Grade Level Score

  • Gunning Fog
    2.8
  • Coleman Liau
    6.0
  • SMOG
    3.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.6
  • Sprache
    1.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.6
  • Sprache
    1.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    26
  • Sentences
    1
  • Words
    7
  • Syllables
    8
  • Words Per Sentence
    7
  • Syllables Per Word
    1
  • Seconds
    17.76
  • Words Per Minute
    23.65

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    6.00

    Entities

  • God
    [Person]
  • night
    [Time]