Barack Obama: Remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - April 27, 2013

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.3
  • Gunning Fog
    8.5
  • Coleman Liau
    9.8
  • SMOG
    9.7
  • ARI
    5.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    9,707
  • Sentences
    165
  • Words
    2,228
  • Syllables
    3,218
  • Words Per Sentence
    2,228
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.41
  • Seconds
    1,374
  • Words Per Minute
    97.29

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment/Humor
Barack Obama
00:00:00
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00:00:49
  Thank you. [Applause] Thank you, everybody. [Laughter] How do you like my new entrance music? [Applause] Rush Limbaugh warned you about this -- second term, baby. [Laughter, applause] We're changing things around here a little bit. [Laughter] Actually, my advisors were a little worried about the new rap entrance music. [Laughter] They are a little more traditional.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.5
  • Gunning Fog
    5.3
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    7.6
  • ARI
    6.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    2.9

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.9
  • Sprache
    2.9

    Statistics

  • Characters
    285
  • Sentences
    7
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    97
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.61
  • Seconds
    49.04
  • Words Per Minute
    68.52

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.54
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment/Humor
  • Arts & Entertainment/Music & Audio

    Entities

  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • Rush Limbaugh
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:00:49
-
00:01:18
  They suggested that I should start with some jokes at my own expense, just take myself down a peg. I was like, guys, after four and a half years, how many pegs are there left? [Laughter] I want to thank the White House Correspondents. Ed, you're doing an outstanding job. We are grateful for -- [Applause] -- the great work you've done.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    3.8
  • Gunning Fog
    6.8
  • Coleman Liau
    9.2
  • SMOG
    8.4
  • ARI
    4.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    3.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    3.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    255
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    87
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.25
  • Seconds
    29.64
  • Words Per Minute
    121.46

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    18.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.07
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment/Humor

    Entities

  • four and a half years
    [Date]
  • the White House
    [Organization]
  • Ed
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:01:18
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00:01:54
  To all the dignitaries who are here, everybody on the dais -- I especially want to say thank you to Ray Odierno, who does outstanding service on behalf of our country, and all our men and women in uniform every single day. [Applause] And of course, our extraordinary First Lady, Michelle Obama. [Applause] Everybody loves Michelle. [Laughter] She's on the cover of Vogue, high poll numbers.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.2
  • Gunning Fog
    10.8
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    8.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.4
  • Sprache
    4.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    306
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    65
  • Syllables
    106
  • Words Per Sentence
    65
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.65
  • Seconds
    35.92
  • Words Per Minute
    108.57

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    11.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • Hobbies & Leisure/Special Occasions

    Entities

  • Vogue
    [Organization]
  • First Lady
    [Person]
  • Michelle
    [Person]
  • Michelle Obama
    [Person]
  • Ray Odierno
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:01:54
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00:02:39
  But don't worry -- I recently got my own magazine cover. [Laughter] Now, look, I get it. These days, I look in the mirror and I have to admit, I'm not the strapping young Muslim socialist that I used to be. [Laughter] Time passes. You get a little gray. [Laughter] And yet, even after all this time, I still make rookie mistakes.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.2
  • Gunning Fog
    6.0
  • Coleman Liau
    7.9
  • SMOG
    7.3
  • ARI
    2.6

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.1
  • Sprache
    2.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.1
  • Sprache
    2.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    246
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    86
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34
  • Seconds
    45.32
  • Words Per Minute
    80.76

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.71
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Entities

  • These days
    [Date]
  • Muslim
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Barack Obama
00:02:39
-
00:03:13
  Like, I'm out in California, we're at a fundraiser, we're having a nice time. I happen to mention that Kamala Harris is the best-looking attorney general in the country. [Laughter] As you might imagine, I got trouble when I got back home. [Laughter] Who knew Eric Holder was so sensitive? [Laughter, applause] And then there's the Easter Egg Roll, which is supposed to be just a nice, fun event with the kids.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.2
  • Gunning Fog
    9.1
  • Coleman Liau
    9.6
  • SMOG
    10.5
  • ARI
    6.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    315
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    73
  • Syllables
    113
  • Words Per Sentence
    73
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45
  • Seconds
    33.88
  • Words Per Minute
    129.28

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.83
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.10
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • California
    [Country, City, State]
  • the Easter Egg Roll
    [Organization]
  • Eric Holder
    [Person]
  • Kamala Harris
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:03:13
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00:03:59
  I go out on the basketball court, took 22 shots -- made two of them. [Laughter] That's right: two hits, 20 misses. The executives at NBC asked, "What's your secret?" [Laughter, applause] So, yes, maybe I have lost a step. But some things are beyond my control. For example, this whole controversy about Jaz-Z going to Cuba -- it's unbelievable.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.2
  • Gunning Fog
    7.3
  • Coleman Liau
    9.4
  • SMOG
    8.5
  • ARI
    3.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.6
  • Sprache
    3.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    261
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    61
  • Syllables
    84
  • Words Per Sentence
    61
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34
  • Seconds
    46.16
  • Words Per Minute
    79.29

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.24
  • AFINN
    -5.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.03

    Topics

  • Sports

    Entities

  • 20
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 22
    [Cardinal Number]
  • two
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Cuba
    [Country, City, State]
  • NBC
    [Organization]
  • Jaz-Z
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:03:59
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00:04:34
  I've got 99 problems and now Jay-Z is one. [Laughter, applause] That's another rap reference, Bill. [Laughter] I'll let you know. [Applause] Of course, everybody has got plenty of advice. Maureen Dowd said I could solve all my problems if I were just more like Michael Douglas in "The American President." [Laughter] And I know Michael is here tonight.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.0
  • Gunning Fog
    6.1
  • Coleman Liau
    10.5
  • SMOG
    7.9
  • ARI
    4.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    3.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    277
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.4
  • Seconds
    34.64
  • Words Per Minute
    107.39

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.20
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment/Music & Audio

    Entities

  • 99
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Bill
    [Person]
  • Jay-Z
    [Person]
  • Maureen Dowd
    [Person]
  • Michael
    [Person]
  • Michael Douglas
    [Person]
  • tonight
    [Time]
  • The American President
    [Title]
Barack Obama
00:04:34
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00:05:05
  Michael, what's your secret, man? [Laughter] Could it be that you were an actor in an Aaron Sorkin liberal fantasy? [Laughter] Might that have something to do with it? [Applause] I don't know. Check in with me. Maybe it's something else. [Laughter] Anyway, I recognize that this job can take a toll on you.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.2
  • Gunning Fog
    6.8
  • Coleman Liau
    9.5
  • SMOG
    8.6
  • ARI
    2.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    2.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.9
  • Sprache
    2.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    232
  • Sentences
    7
  • Words
    54
  • Syllables
    78
  • Words Per Sentence
    54
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.43
  • Seconds
    30.8
  • Words Per Minute
    105.19

    Sentiment

  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • Aaron Sorkin
    [Person]
  • Michael
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:05:05
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00:06:22
  I understand -- second term, you need a burst of new energy, try some new things. And my team and I talked about it. We were willing to try anything. So we borrowed one of Michelle's tricks. [Laughter, applause] I thought this looked pretty good, but no bounce. [Laughter] I want to give a shout-out to our headliner, Conan O'Brien. [Applause] I was just talking to Ed, and I understand that when the Correspondents' Association was considering Conan for this gig, they were faced with that age-old dilemma: Do you offer it to him now, or wait for five years and then give it to Jimmy Fallon? [Laughter] That was a little harsh. [Laughter] I love Conan.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.7
  • Gunning Fog
    8.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.2
  • SMOG
    9.3
  • ARI
    5.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    502
  • Sentences
    9
  • Words
    118
  • Syllables
    169
  • Words Per Sentence
    118
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.37
  • Seconds
    76.8
  • Words Per Minute
    92.19

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.45
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • age-old
    [Date]
  • five years
    [Date]
  • second
    [Ordinal Number]
  • the Correspondents' Association
    [Organization]
  • Conan
    [Person]
  • Conan O'Brien
    [Person]
  • Ed
    [Person]
  • Jimmy Fallon
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:06:22
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00:07:14
  And of course, the White House press corps is here. I know CNN has taken some knocks lately, but the fact is I admire their commitment to cover all sides of a story, just in case one of them happens to be accurate. [Laughter, applause] Some of my former advisors have switched over to the dark side. For example, David Axelrod now works for MSNBC, which is a nice change of pace since MSNBC used to work for David Axelrod. [Laughter] The History Channel is not here.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    7.1
  • Gunning Fog
    8.8
  • Coleman Liau
    8.9
  • SMOG
    10.0
  • ARI
    7.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.6

    Statistics

  • Characters
    365
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    87
  • Syllables
    127
  • Words Per Sentence
    87
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34
  • Seconds
    52.12
  • Words Per Minute
    100.15

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    8.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • CNN
    [Organization]
  • MSNBC
    [Organization]
  • The History Channel
    [Organization]
  • White House
    [Organization]
  • David Axelrod
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:07:14
-
00:07:53
  I guess they were embarrassed about the whole Obama-is-a-devil thing. [Laughter] Of course, that never kept Fox News from showing up. [Laughter] They actually thought the comparison was not fair -- to Satan. [Laughter, applause] But the problem is, is that the media landscape is changing so rapidly. You can't keep up with it.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.8
  • Gunning Fog
    7.3
  • Coleman Liau
    10.9
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    5.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    3.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    3.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    254
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    56
  • Syllables
    84
  • Words Per Sentence
    56
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45
  • Seconds
    39.12
  • Words Per Minute
    85.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.70
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.04

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • Fox News
    [Organization]
  • Obama
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:07:53
-
00:08:29
  I mean, I remember when BuzzFeed was just something I did in college around 2:00 a.m. [Laughter] It's true. [Laughter] Recently, though, I found a new favorite source for political news -- these guys are great. I think everybody here should check it out, they tell it like it is. It's called whitehouse.gov. [Laughter] I cannot get enough of it.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    3.6
  • Gunning Fog
    7.0
  • Coleman Liau
    8.9
  • SMOG
    8.6
  • ARI
    2.2

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.9
  • Sprache
    2.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.9
  • Sprache
    2.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    260
  • Sentences
    8
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    91
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.37
  • Seconds
    36.36
  • Words Per Minute
    102.31

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • News/Politics
  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • BuzzFeed
    [Organization]
  • around 2:00 a.m.
    [Time]
Barack Obama
00:08:29
-
00:09:05
  The fact is I really do respect the press. I recognize that the press and I have different jobs to do. My job is to be President; your job is to keep me humble. Frankly, I think I'm doing my job better. [Laughter, applause] But part of the problem is everybody is so cynical. I mean, we're constantly feeding cynicism, suspicion, conspiracies.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.1
  • Gunning Fog
    9.9
  • Coleman Liau
    9.4
  • SMOG
    10.3
  • ARI
    3.9

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.8
  • Sprache
    3.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    266
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.5
  • Seconds
    35.88
  • Words Per Minute
    103.68

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.92
  • AFINN
    -1.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.06
Barack Obama
00:09:05
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00:09:56
  You remember a few months ago, my administration put out a photograph of me going skeet shooting at Camp David? You remember that? And quite a number of people insisted that this had been photoshopped. But tonight I have something to confess: You were right. Guys, can we show them the actual photo? [Laughter] We were just trying to tone it down a little bit. [Laughter] That was an awesome day. [Laughter] There are other new players in the media landscape as well, like super PACs.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.6
  • Gunning Fog
    9.0
  • Coleman Liau
    10.3
  • SMOG
    9.7
  • ARI
    4.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.0
  • Sprache
    3.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    381
  • Sentences
    8
  • Words
    86
  • Syllables
    129
  • Words Per Sentence
    86
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.44
  • Seconds
    51.28
  • Words Per Minute
    100.62

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.96
  • AFINN
    9.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment/Humor/Funny Pictures & Videos

    Entities

  • a few months ago
    [Date]
  • Camp David
    [Infrastructure]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Barack Obama
00:09:56
-
00:11:08
  Did you know that Sheldon Adelson spent $100 million of his own money last year on negative ads? You've got to really dislike me -- [Laughter] -- to spend that kind of money. I mean, that's Oprah money. [Laughter] You could buy an island and call it "Nobama" for that kind of money. [Laughter] Sheldon would have been better off offering me $100 million to drop out of the race. [Laughter, applause] I probably wouldn't have taken it, but I'd have thought about it. [Laughter] Michelle would have taken it. [Laughter] You think I'm joking? [Laughter] I know Republicans are still sorting out what happened in 2012, but one thing they all agree on is they need to do a better job reaching out to minorities.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.3
  • Gunning Fog
    7.8
  • Coleman Liau
    9.6
  • SMOG
    9.3
  • ARI
    5.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.1
  • Sprache
    4.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    539
  • Sentences
    9
  • Words
    125
  • Syllables
    182
  • Words Per Sentence
    125
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.39
  • Seconds
    71.48
  • Words Per Minute
    104.92

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.84
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • 2012
    [Date]
  • last year
    [Date]
  • $100 million
    [Money]
  • Republicans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Michelle
    [Organization]
  • Nobama
    [Person]
  • Oprah
    [Person]
  • Sheldon
    [Person]
  • Sheldon Adelson
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:11:08
-
00:11:47
  And look, call me self-centered, but I can think of one minority they could start with. [Laughter] Hello? Think of me as a trial run, you know? [Laughter] See how it goes. [Laughter] If they won't come to me, I will come to them. Recently, I had dinner -- it's been well publicized -- I had dinner with a number of the Republican senators.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.2
  • Gunning Fog
    6.7
  • Coleman Liau
    7.7
  • SMOG
    8.5
  • ARI
    2.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    2.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.0
  • Sprache
    2.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    252
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    63
  • Syllables
    86
  • Words Per Sentence
    63
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.33
  • Seconds
    39.36
  • Words Per Minute
    96.04

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.54
  • AFINN
    3.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03

    Entities

  • one
    [Cardinal Number]
  • Republican
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Barack Obama
00:11:47
-
00:12:28
  And I'll admit it wasn't easy. I proposed a toast -- it died in committee. [Laughter] Of course, even after I've done all this, some folks still don't think I spend enough time with Congress. "Why don't you get a drink with Mitch McConnell?" they ask. Really? [Laughter] Why don't you get a drink with Mitch McConnell? [Laughter, applause] I'm sorry.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    3.2
  • Gunning Fog
    5.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.8
  • SMOG
    7.8
  • ARI
    3.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    3.1

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.7
  • Sprache
    3.1

    Statistics

  • Characters
    270
  • Sentences
    8
  • Words
    62
  • Syllables
    83
  • Words Per Sentence
    62
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.34
  • Seconds
    41.04
  • Words Per Minute
    90.64

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.19
  • AFINN
    -4.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Mitch McConnell
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:12:28
-
00:13:21
  I get frustrated sometimes. I am not giving up. In fact, I'm taking my charm offensive on the road -- a Texas barbeque with Ted Cruz, a Kentucky bluegrass concert with Rand Paul, and a book-burning with Michele Bachmann. [Laughter, applause] My charm offensive has helped me learn some interesting things about what's going on in Congress -- it turns out, absolutely nothing. [Laughter] But the point of my charm offensive is simple: We need to make progress on some important issues.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    8.4
  • Gunning Fog
    10.9
  • Coleman Liau
    11.9
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    8.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.7
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    381
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    81
  • Syllables
    127
  • Words Per Sentence
    81
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.49
  • Seconds
    53.08
  • Words Per Minute
    91.56

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.51
  • AFINN
    7.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • Kentucky
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • Congress
    [Organization]
  • Michele Bachmann
    [Person]
  • Rand Paul
    [Person]
  • Ted Cruz
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:13:21
-
00:14:02
  Take the sequester. Republicans fell in love with this thing, and now they can't stop talking about how much they hate it. It's like we're trapped in a Taylor Swift album. [Laughter] One senator who has reached across the aisle recently is Marco Rubio, but I don't know about 2016. I mean, the guy has not even finished a single term in the Senate and he thinks he's ready to be President. [Laughter, applause] Kids these days.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.4
  • Gunning Fog
    7.7
  • Coleman Liau
    9.3
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    5.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.5
  • Sprache
    4.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    328
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    77
  • Syllables
    114
  • Words Per Sentence
    77
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.35
  • Seconds
    40.52
  • Words Per Minute
    114.02

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.47
  • AFINN
    2.00
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.01

    Topics

  • News/Politics

    Entities

  • One
    [Cardinal Number]
  • about 2016
    [Date]
  • these days
    [Date]
  • Republicans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • Senate
    [Organization]
  • Marco Rubio
    [Person]
  • Taylor Swift
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:14:02
-
00:14:50
  I, on the other hand, have run my last campaign. On Thursday, as Ed mentioned, I went to the opening of the Bush Presidential Library in Dallas. It was a wonderful event, and that inspired me to get started on my own legacy, which will actually begin by building another edifice right next to the Bush Library -- can we show that, please? [Laughter] I'm also hard at work on plans for the Obama Library.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    9.0
  • Gunning Fog
    10.6
  • Coleman Liau
    9.1
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    7.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    4.3
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    313
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    74
  • Syllables
    111
  • Words Per Sentence
    74
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47
  • Seconds
    47.8
  • Words Per Minute
    92.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.90
  • AFINN
    6.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Entities

  • Dallas
    [Country, City, State]
  • Thursday
    [Date]
  • the Bush Library
    [Organization]
  • the Obama Library
    [Organization]
  • Bush
    [Person]
  • Ed
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:14:50
-
00:15:38
  And some have suggested that we put it in my birthplace, but I'd rather keep it in the United States. [Laughter] Did anybody not see that joke coming? [Laughter] Show of hands. Only Gallup? Maybe Dick Morris? [Laughter, applause] Now, speaking of presidents and their legacies, I want to acknowledge a wonderful friend, Steven Spielberg, and Daniel Day- Lewis, who are here tonight. [Applause] We had a screening of their most recent film, Lincoln, which was an extraordinary film.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.6
  • Gunning Fog
    7.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    6.7

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.4
  • Sprache
    4.5

    Statistics

  • Characters
    377
  • Sentences
    7
  • Words
    79
  • Syllables
    125
  • Words Per Sentence
    79
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.51
  • Seconds
    47.76
  • Words Per Minute
    99.25

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.85
  • AFINN
    5.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Entities

  • the United States
    [Country, City, State]
  • Lincoln
    [Organization]
  • Daniel Day- Lewis
    [Person]
  • Dick Morris
    [Person]
  • Gallup
    [Person]
  • Steven Spielberg
    [Person]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Barack Obama
00:15:38
-
00:15:51
  I am a little nervous, though, about Steven's next project. I saw a behind- the-scenes look on HBO -- well, let's just check it out. Roll the tape.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    2.4
  • Gunning Fog
    3.7
  • Coleman Liau
    6.9
  • SMOG
    3.3
  • ARI
    1.4

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.3
  • Sprache
    2.4

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.3
  • Sprache
    2.4

    Statistics

  • Characters
    108
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    28
  • Syllables
    35
  • Words Per Sentence
    28
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.21
  • Seconds
    13.28
  • Words Per Minute
    126.51

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.08
  • AFINN
    -2.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.06

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment/TV & Video/TV Shows & Programs

    Entities

  • HBO
    [Organization]
Note
00:15:51
-
00:15:53
  [Video is shown[
Barack Obama
00:15:53
-
00:16:20
  [Laughter, applause] It's a remarkable transformation. Do I really sound like that, though, honey? [Laughter] Groucho Marx once said -- and, Senator Cruz, that's Groucho Marx, not Karl. That's the other guy. [Laughter] Groucho Marx once told an audience, "Before I speak, I have something important to say." [Laughter] And along those same lines, I want to close on a more serious note.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    5.9
  • Gunning Fog
    8.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    9.9
  • ARI
    6.1

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    3.2

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.5
  • Sprache
    3.2

    Statistics

  • Characters
    302
  • Sentences
    6
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    101
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.47
  • Seconds
    27.24
  • Words Per Minute
    140.97

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    -0.47
  • AFINN
    -7.00
  • Harvard IV
    -0.01
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • Arts & Entertainment/Humor

    Entities

  • Cruz
    [Person]
  • Groucho Marx
    [Person]
  • Karl
    [Person]
Barack Obama
00:16:20
-
00:16:51
  Obviously, there has been no shortage of news to cover over these past few weeks. And these have been some very hard days for too many of our citizens. Even as we gather here tonight, our thoughts are not far from the people of Boston and the people of West, Texas. There are families in the Midwest who are coping with some terrible floods.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    6.7
  • Gunning Fog
    8.3
  • Coleman Liau
    9.1
  • SMOG
    9.0
  • ARI
    6.5

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    2.3
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    2.3
  • Sprache
    3.7

    Statistics

  • Characters
    271
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    64
  • Syllables
    94
  • Words Per Sentence
    64
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.36
  • Seconds
    30.64
  • Words Per Minute
    125.33

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.91
  • AFINN
    1.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.03
  • Loughran-McDonald
    -0.02

    Topics

  • News

    Entities

  • Boston
    [Country, City, State]
  • Texas
    [Country, City, State]
  • some very hard days
    [Date]
  • these past few weeks
    [Date]
  • Midwest
    [Location]
  • West
    [Location]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Barack Obama
00:16:51
-
00:17:25
  So we've had some difficult days. But even when the days seemed darkest, we have seen humanity shine at its brightest. We've seen first responders and National Guardsmen who have dashed into danger, law enforcement officers who lived their oath to serve and to protect, and everyday Americans who are opening their homes and their hearts to perfect strangers.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    10.1
  • Gunning Fog
    12.6
  • Coleman Liau
    12.0
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    11.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.0
  • Sprache
    4.8

    Statistics

  • Characters
    293
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    59
  • Syllables
    99
  • Words Per Sentence
    59
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.53
  • Seconds
    34.04
  • Words Per Minute
    104

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.70
  • AFINN
    4.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.04
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • the days
    [Date]
  • Americans
    [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • National Guardsmen
    [Organization]
Barack Obama
00:17:25
-
00:18:44
  And we also saw journalists at their best -- especially those who took the time to wade upstream through the torrent of digital rumors to chase down leads and verify facts and painstakingly put the pieces together to inform, and to educate, and to tell stories that demanded to be told. If anyone wonders, for example, whether newspapers are a thing of the past, all you needed to do was to pick up or log on to papers like the Boston Globe. [Applause] When their communities and the wider world needed them most, they were there making sense of events that might at first blush seem beyond our comprehension.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    18.8
  • Coleman Liau
    10.8
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    488
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    108
  • Syllables
    162
  • Words Per Sentence
    108
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.45
  • Seconds
    78.68
  • Words Per Minute
    82.36

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.93
  • AFINN
    12.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.05
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Topics

  • Business & Industrial

    Entities

  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • digital
    [Organization]
  • the Boston Globe
    [Organization]
Barack Obama
00:18:44
-
00:19:46
  And that's what great journalism is, and that's what great journalists do. And that's why, for example, Pete Williams' new nickname around the NBC newsroom is "Big Papi." [Applause] And in these past few weeks, as I've gotten a chance to meet many of the first responders and the police officers and volunteers who raced to help when hardship hits, I was reminded, as I'm always reminded when I meet our men and women in uniform, whether they're in war theater, or here back home, or at Walter Reed in Bethesda -- I'm reminded that all these folks, they don't do it to be honored, they don't do it to be celebrated.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    19.0
  • Coleman Liau
    9.3
  • SMOG
    12.0
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    5.9
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    482
  • Sentences
    3
  • Words
    113
  • Syllables
    158
  • Words Per Sentence
    113
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.39
  • Seconds
    62.44
  • Words Per Minute
    108.58

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.98
  • AFINN
    19.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.08
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.03

    Topics

  • News
  • Business & Industrial/Printing & Publishing

    Entities

  • Bethesda
    [Country, City, State]
  • these past few weeks
    [Date]
  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • NBC
    [Organization]
  • Pete Williams'
    [Person]
  • Walter Reed
    [Person]
  • "Big Papi
    [Title]
Barack Obama
00:19:46
-
00:20:39
  They do it because they love their families and they love their neighborhoods and they love their country. And so, these men and women should inspire all of us in this room to live up to those same standards; to be worthy of their trust; to do our jobs with the same fidelity, and the same integrity, and the same sense of purpose, and the same love of country.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.1
  • Coleman Liau
    8.5
  • SMOG
    11.3
  • ARI
    12.0

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.3
  • Sprache
    5.0

    Statistics

  • Characters
    285
  • Sentences
    2
  • Words
    69
  • Syllables
    95
  • Words Per Sentence
    69
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.28
  • Seconds
    52.56
  • Words Per Minute
    78.77

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.95
  • AFINN
    10.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.02
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.01
Barack Obama
00:20:39
-
00:22:14
  Because if we're only focused on profits or ratings or polls, then we're contributing to the cynicism that so many people feel right now. [Applause] And so, those of us in this room tonight, we are incredibly lucky. And the fact is, we can do better -- all of us. Those of us in public office, those of us in the press, those who produce entertainment for our kids, those with power, those with influence -- all of us, including myself, we can strive to value those things that I suspect led most of us to do the work that we do in the first place -- because we believed in something that was true, and we believed in service, and the idea that we can have a lasting, positive impact on the lives of the people around us.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    12.0
  • Gunning Fog
    16.5
  • Coleman Liau
    8.3
  • 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
    556
  • Sentences
    4
  • Words
    136
  • Syllables
    192
  • Words Per Sentence
    136
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.36
  • Seconds
    95
  • Words Per Minute
    85.89

    Sentiment

  • VADER
    0.97
  • AFINN
    13.00
  • Harvard IV
    0.09
  • Loughran-McDonald
    0.02

    Entities

  • first
    [Ordinal Number]
  • tonight
    [Time]
Barack Obama
00:22:14
-
00:22:54
  And that's our obligation. That's a task we should gladly embrace on behalf of all of those folks who are counting on us; on behalf of this country that's given us so much. So thank you all, to the White House Correspondents for the great work you do. God bless you all. May God bless the United States of America.

    Grade Level Score

  • Flesch Kincaid
    4.4
  • Gunning Fog
    5.5
  • Coleman Liau
    8.2
  • SMOG
    8.4
  • ARI
    3.8

    Readability Score

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    3.3

    Difficult Words

  • Dale Chall
    3.8
  • Sprache
    3.3

    Statistics

  • Characters
    245
  • Sentences
    5
  • Words
    60
  • Syllables
    82
  • Words Per Sentence
    60
  • Syllables Per Word
    1.3
  • Seconds
    39.88
  • Words Per Minute
    90.27

    Entities

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