Barack Obama: Remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - May 1, 2010

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.1
  • Gunning Fog
    9.2
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    7.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    7,198
  • Sentences
    112
  • Words
    1,589
  • Syllables
    2,359
  • Words Per Sentence
    1,589
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.46
  • Seconds
    995
  • Words Per Minute
    95.82

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment/Humor
Barack Obama
00:00:00
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00:01:14
  Thank you so much, Ed. And to all the other board members; to honored guests; and to the lovely First Lady. [Applause] Good evening. Ed is right, I work a lot. And so I wasn't sure that I should actually come tonight. Biden talked me into it. [Laughter] He leaned over and he said, "Mr. President -- [Laughter] -- this is no ordinary dinner. [Laughter] This is a big [Beep] meal." [Applause] It's been quite a year since I've spoken here last -- lots of ups, lots of downs -- except for my approval ratings, which have just gone down. [Laughter] But that's politics.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    3.6
  • Gunning Fog
    5.7
  • Coleman Liau
    8.7
  • SMOG
    7.1
  • ARI
    2.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.2
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    425
  • Sentences
    11
  • Words
    102
  • Syllables
    139
  • Words Per Sentence
    102
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.32
  • Seconds
    74.08
  • Words Per Minute
    82.61

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Entities

  • I've
    [Cardinal Number]
  • that's
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • First
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Biden
    [Person]
  • Ed
    [Person]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Barack Obama
00:01:14
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00:02:00
  It doesn't bother me. Beside I happen to know that my approval ratings are still very high in the country of my birth. [Laughter, applause] And then just the other day, my dear friend, Hillary Clinton, pulled me aside and she gave me a pep talk. She said, despite the numbers, she said, "Don't worry, Barack, you're likeable enough." [Laughter] Which made me feel better.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.7
  • Gunning Fog
    6.6
  • Coleman Liau
    9.8
  • SMOG
    7.7
  • ARI
    5.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    292
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    67
  • Syllables
    93
  • Words Per Sentence
    67
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.36
  • Seconds
    46.4
  • Words Per Minute
    86.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.86
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • the other day
    [Date]
  • Barack
    [Person]
  • Hillary Clinton
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:02:00
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00:03:25
  Of course I may not have had the star power that I once had -- but in my defense, neither do all of you. [Laughter] People say to me, "Mr. President, you helped revive the banking industry, you saved GM and Chrysler. What about the news business?" I have to explain, hey, I'm just the President. [Laughter] I'm not a miracle worker, here. [Laughter] Though I am glad that the only person whose ratings fell more than mine last year is here tonight -- great to see you, Jay. [Laughter, applause] I'm also glad that I'm speaking first, because we've all seen what happens when somebody takes the time slot after Leno's. [Laughter]

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.1
  • Gunning Fog
    6.4
  • Coleman Liau
    9.4
  • SMOG
    7.1
  • ARI
    5.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    484
  • Sentences
    9
  • Words
    113
  • Syllables
    161
  • Words Per Sentence
    113
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34
  • Seconds
    84.56
  • Words Per Minute
    80.18

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    17.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • last year
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Chrysler
    [Organization]
  • GM
    [Organization]
  • Jay
    [Person]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Jay Leno
00:03:25
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00:03:27
  Goodnight, everybody. [Laughter]

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.9
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    7.3
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    1.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    10.0
  • Sprache
    1.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    26
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    3
  • Syllables
    9
  • Words Per Sentence
    3
  • Syllables Per Word
    3
  • Seconds
    2.16
  • Words Per Minute
    83.33

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
Barack Obama
00:03:27
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00:03:51
  By the way, all of the jokes here tonight are brought to you by our friends at Goldman Sachs. [Laughter] So you don't have to worry -- they make money whether you laugh or not. [Laughter] We do have a number of notable guests in attendance here tonight. Obviously I'm most pleased that Michelle accompanied me.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.1
  • Gunning Fog
    8.4
  • Coleman Liau
    10.1
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    6.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    242
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    55
  • Syllables
    79
  • Words Per Sentence
    55
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.38
  • Seconds
    24.56
  • Words Per Minute
    134.36

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.94
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment/Humor

    Entities

  • Goldman Sachs
    [Organization]
  • Michelle
    [Person]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Barack Obama
00:03:51
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00:05:19
  She doesn't always go to these things. [Applause] And there are few things in life that are harder to find and more important to keep than love -- well, love and a birth certificate. [Laughter] The Jonas Brothers are here. [Applause] They're out there somewhere. Sasha and Malia are huge fans. But, boys, don't get any ideas. [Laughter] I have two words for you -- predator drones. [Laughter] You will never see it coming. [Laughter] You think I'm joking. [Laughter] Speaking of 'tween heartthrobs, Scott Brown is here. [Applause] I admire Scott -- a rare politician in Washington with nothing to hide. [Laughter] Now, you should be aware that Scott Brown is not the only one with a salacious photo spread floating around.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.6
  • Gunning Fog
    6.0
  • Coleman Liau
    11.4
  • SMOG
    7.9
  • ARI
    5.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    4.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    554
  • Sentences
    12
  • Words
    120
  • Syllables
    178
  • Words Per Sentence
    120
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.38
  • Seconds
    87.68
  • Words Per Minute
    82.12

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.26
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • They're
    [Country, City, State]
  • Washington
    [Country, City, State]
  • The Jonas Brothers
    [Organization]
  • Malia
    [Person]
  • Sasha
    [Person]
  • Scott
    [Person]
  • Scott Brown
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:05:19
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00:06:30
  Recently David Axelrod was offered a centerfold opportunity of his own -- now, I did not know that Krispy-Kreme had a catalog. [Laughter] But it's true. I saw Michael Steele backstage when we were taking pictures -- AKA Notorious GOP. [Laughter] Michael, who knows what truly plagues America today -- taxation without representin' --[Laughter] My brother. [Laughter] I did a similar routine last year, but it always works. [Laughter] Odds are that the Salahis are here. [Laughter] There haven't been people that were more unwelcome at a party since Charlie Crist. [Laughter] Unfortunately, John McCain couldn't make it.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.5
  • Gunning Fog
    7.7
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    10.5
  • ARI
    8.3

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.5
  • Sprache
    4.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    483
  • Sentences
    8
  • Words
    96
  • Syllables
    169
  • Words Per Sentence
    96
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65
  • Seconds
    71.4
  • Words Per Minute
    80.67

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.40
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • America
    [Country, City, State]
  • last year
    [Date]
  • today
    [Date]
  • Salahis
    [Location]
  • GOP
    [Organization]
  • Krispy-Kreme
    [Organization]
  • Charlie Crist
    [Person]
  • David Axelrod
    [Person]
  • John McCain couldn't
    [Person]
  • Michael
    [Person]
  • Michael Steele
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:06:30
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00:07:19
  Recently he claimed that he had never identified himself as a maverick. And we all know what happens in Arizona when you don't have ID. [Laughter] Adios, amigos. [Laughter, applause] Look, I feel for John. You know, we were on the road together and obviously had a hard-fought battle, and you learn, certainly at the national level, politics isn't easy.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.5
  • Gunning Fog
    10.1
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • SMOG
    11.7
  • ARI
    5.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    275
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.56
  • Seconds
    49.12
  • Words Per Minute
    74.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • Arizona
    [Country, City, State]
  • John
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:07:19
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00:08:12
  This year I've experienced my share of disappointments. For example, I had my heart set on the Nobel Prize -- for Physics. [Laughter] But, hey, you can't win 'em all. [Laughter] Speaking of undeserved honors, a few weeks ago I was able to throw out the first pitch at the Nationals game. And I don't know if you saw it, but I threw it a little high and a little outside.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.2
  • Gunning Fog
    7.3
  • Coleman Liau
    7.7
  • SMOG
    8.4
  • ARI
    4.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.4
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    280
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.3
  • Seconds
    52.92
  • Words Per Minute
    79.37

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.49
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.05

    Entities

  • 'em
    [Date]
  • a few weeks ago
    [Date]
  • This year
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • the Nobel Prize
    [Title]
Barack Obama
00:08:12
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00:08:38
  This is how FOX News covered it: "President panders to extreme left-wing of batter box." [Laughter] On the other hand, MSNBC had a different take -- "President pitches no-hitter." [Laughter] And then CNN went a different way altogether --

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.7
  • Gunning Fog
    8.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.3
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    7.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.6
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    198
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    43
  • Syllables
    63
  • Words Per Sentence
    43
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.42
  • Seconds
    25.56
  • Words Per Minute
    100.94

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.12
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • CNN
    [Organization]
  • FOX News
    [Organization]
  • MSNBC
    [Organization]
Note
00:08:38
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00:08:39
  [Video is shown about volcano eruption in Iceland]
Barack Obama
00:08:39
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00:09:24
  I guess that's why they're the most trusted name in news. [Laughter] Now, look, I have a reputation for giving cable a hard time, so let's pick on Politico for a while. [Laughter] You know, people attack Politico for putting a new focus on trivial issues, political fodder, gossip sheet. That's not fair.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.2
  • Gunning Fog
    7.6
  • Coleman Liau
    10.2
  • SMOG
    9.7
  • ARI
    6.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    234
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    53
  • Syllables
    81
  • Words Per Sentence
    53
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    44.12
  • Words Per Minute
    72.08

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.06
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • let's
    [Organization]
  • Politico
    [Product]
Barack Obama
00:09:24
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00:09:59
  Politico has been doing this for centuries now. Just check out these headlines -- our researchers found these: "Japan surrenders -- where's the bounce?" Then there's this one: "Lincoln saves Union, but can he save House majority?" I don't know if you can see, there's a little portion there -- "He's lost the Southern white vote." [Laughter] It's an astute analysis there.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.8
  • Gunning Fog
    8.3
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    10.0
  • ARI
    7.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.2
  • Sprache
    4.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    306
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    103
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.38
  • Seconds
    35.84
  • Words Per Minute
    108.82

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • Japan
    [Country, City, State]
  • centuries
    [Date]
  • Southern
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • House
    [Organization]
  • Lincoln
    [Organization]
  • Politico
    [Organization]
Barack Obama
00:09:59
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00:10:50
  And my favorite, July 3, 1776 -- "Senior Whig official: Talks break down, independence dead." [Laughter] So this is nothing new. But even though the mainstream press gives me a hard time, I hear that I'm still pretty big on Twitter, Facebook -- or as Sarah Palin calls it, "the socialized media." [Laughter] Of course, that's not the only thing that we've been accused of socializing this year.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.9
  • Gunning Fog
    11.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.4
  • SMOG
    11.8
  • ARI
    8.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.8
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    311
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    70
  • Syllables
    104
  • Words Per Sentence
    70
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.41
  • Seconds
    51.04
  • Words Per Minute
    82.29

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.34
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Entities

  • July 3, 1776
    [Date]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • Whig
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Facebook
    [Organization]
  • Twitter
    [Organization]
  • Sarah Palin
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:10:50
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00:11:27
  You might have heard we passed a health care bill and -- [Applause] Is that Roger Ailes applauding out there? [Laughter] Some Republicans have suggested that the bill contains a few secret provisions. That's ridiculous. There aren't a few secret provisions in the health care plan -- there are, like, hundreds. [Laughter] Tonight, in the interest of transparency, I'd like to share a couple.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.8
  • Gunning Fog
    9.5
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    10.5
  • ARI
    8.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    306
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.48
  • Seconds
    36.16
  • Words Per Minute
    102.88

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.78
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • hundreds
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Republicans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Roger Ailes
    [Person]
  • Tonight
    [Time]
Barack Obama
00:11:27
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00:12:27
  Let's see -- this provision is called the Bay State of Denial. It reads: "This bill shall cover short-term memory loss related to the passage of Massachusetts health care reform." So, good news, Mitt, your condition is covered. [Laughter] This next provision is called the Jersey Shore-Up. It reads: "The following individuals shall be excluded from the indoor tanning tax within this bill." Snooki, J-WOWW, the Situation, and House Minority Leader John Boehner. [Laughter] This provision ought to put a common misperception to rest.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.5
  • Gunning Fog
    9.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    7.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.4
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    437
  • Sentences
    7
  • Words
    90
  • Syllables
    140
  • Words Per Sentence
    90
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53
  • Seconds
    59.96
  • Words Per Minute
    90.06

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.84
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • Massachusetts
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Jersey Shore-Up
    [Infrastructure]
  • Situation
    [Law]
  • the Bay State
    [Location]
  • House
    [Organization]
  • Mitt
    [Organization]
  • John Boehner
    [Person]
  • Snooki
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:12:27
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00:13:27
  It says right here: "If you do not like the ruling of your death panel you can appeal." [Laughter] Now, look, obviously I've learned this year politics can be a tough business, but there are times where you just can't help but laugh. You know what really tickles me? Eric Massa. [Laughter] Apparently Massa claimed that Rahm came up to him one day in the House locker room, stark naked, started screaming obscenities at him -- to which I say, welcome to my world. [Laughter] I feel you.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.7
  • Gunning Fog
    7.7
  • Coleman Liau
    9.5
  • SMOG
    8.5
  • ARI
    6.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.2
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    382
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    89
  • Syllables
    127
  • Words Per Sentence
    89
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.31
  • Seconds
    59.96
  • Words Per Minute
    89.06

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.12

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment/Humor

    Entities

  • one day
    [Date]
  • this year
    [Date]
  • House
    [Organization]
  • Eric Massa
    [Person]
  • Massa
    [Person]
  • Rahm
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:13:27
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00:13:57
  It's a tense moment. You know, even as we enjoy each other's company tonight, we're also mindful of the incredible struggles of our fellow Americans in the Gulf Coast, both those leading the efforts to stem this crisis and those along the coast whose livelihoods are in jeopardy as a result of the spill.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    13.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    243
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    83
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.54
  • Seconds
    30.04
  • Words Per Minute
    107.86

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.81
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Reference/Language Resources

    Entities

  • the Gulf Coast
    [Location]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • we're
    [Organization]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Barack Obama
00:13:57
-
00:14:39
  Also in our thoughts and prayers tonight are the men and women in uniform who put their lives at risk each and every day for our safety and freedom. [Applause] So in that spirit, I'd also like to pay a tribute to the journalists who play an extraordinary role in telling their stories. Earlier today I gave the commencement address at Michigan, where I spoke to the graduates about what is required to keep out democracy thriving in the 21st century.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    15.7
  • Coleman Liau
    10.4
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    360
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    125
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52
  • Seconds
    42
  • Words Per Minute
    115.71

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.76
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • People & Society/Religion & Belief

    Entities

  • Michigan
    [Country, City, State]
  • every day
    [Date]
  • the 21st century
    [Date]
  • Earlier today
    [Time]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Barack Obama
00:14:39
-
00:15:05
  And one of the points I made is that for all the changes and challenges facing your industry, this country absolutely needs a healthy, vibrant media. 'Probably needs it more than ever now. Today's technology -- [Applause] -- today's technology has made it possible for us to get our news and information from a growing range of sources.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.4
  • Gunning Fog
    13.2
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    265
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    92
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.59
  • Seconds
    25.96
  • Words Per Minute
    129.43

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Entities

  • 27Probably
    [Cardinal Number]
  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
Barack Obama
00:15:05
-
00:15:30
  We can pick and choose not only our preferred type of media, but also our preferred perspective. And while that exposes us to an unprecedented array of opinions, analysis, and points of view, it also makes it that much more important that we're all operating on a common baseline of facts. It makes it that much more important that journalists out there seek only the truth.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.9
  • Gunning Fog
    15.5
  • Coleman Liau
    11.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    301
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    66
  • Syllables
    107
  • Words Per Sentence
    66
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.52
  • Seconds
    25.2
  • Words Per Minute
    157.14

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.76
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01
Barack Obama
00:15:30
-
00:16:02
  And I don't have to tell you that. Some of you are seasoned veterans who have been on the political beat for decades; others here tonight began their careers as bloggers not long ago. But I think it's fair to say that every single reporter in this room believes deeply in the enterprise of journalism. Every one of you, even the most cynical among you, understands and cherishes the function of a free press and the preservation of our system of government and of our way of life.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.6
  • Gunning Fog
    14.3
  • Coleman Liau
    9.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    10.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    384
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    88
  • Syllables
    133
  • Words Per Sentence
    88
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    32.48
  • Words Per Minute
    162.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.89
  • AFINN
    7.00

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • decades
    [Date]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Barack Obama
00:16:02
-
00:16:28
  And I want you to know that for all the jokes and the occasional gripes, I cherish that work, as well. In fact, tonight I wanted to present all of you with a bipartisan congressional resolution that honors all those wonderful contributions that journalists have made to our country and the world -- but, unfortunately, I couldn't break the filibuster. [Laughter] Thank you very much, everybody.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    11.9
  • Gunning Fog
    14.8
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    315
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    108
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.62
  • Seconds
    26.28
  • Words Per Minute
    148.4

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment/Humor

    Entities

  • tonight
    [Time]
Barack Obama
00:16:28
-
00:16:35
  God bless you and God bless the United States of America. [Applause]

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.5
  • Gunning Fog
    2.4
  • Coleman Liau
    10.7
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    2.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    1.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    6.9
  • Sprache
    1.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    54
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    12
  • Syllables
    18
  • Words Per Sentence
    12
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5
  • Seconds
    6.04
  • Words Per Minute
    119.21

    Entities

  • the United States of America
    [Country, City, State]
  • God
    [Person]