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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:
202.0
Sprache:
190.0

Statistics

Characters:
3,427
Sentences:
49
Words:
750
Syllables:
15.31
Words Per Sentence:
1,153
Syllables Per Word:
1.50
Seconds:
512.04
Words Per Minute:
87.88
George W. Bush
00:00:00.000 - 00:01:17.280
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:
23.0
Sprache:
30.0

Statistics

Characters:
418
Sentences:
6
Words:
83
Syllables:
13.83
Words Per Sentence:
141
Syllables Per Word:
1.66
Seconds:
77.28
Words Per Minute:
64.44

Sentiment

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

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

tonight's [Cardinal Number]
Bob [Person]
Laura [Person]
Ray Charles [Person]
tonight [Time]
George W. Bush
00:01:17.280 - 00:01:59.080
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:
15.0
Sprache:
18.0

Statistics

Characters:
276
Sentences:
3
Words:
61
Syllables:
20.33
Words Per Sentence:
101
Syllables Per Word:
1.51
Seconds:
41.80
Words Per Minute:
87.56

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.01
VADER:
0.70
AFINN:
2.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment/Movies

Entities

Marines [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
George W. Bush
00:01:59.080 - 00:03:07.800
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:
32.0
Sprache:
32.0

Statistics

Characters:
528
Sentences:
5
Words:
113
Syllables:
22.60
Words Per Sentence:
175
Syllables Per Word:
1.53
Seconds:
68.72
Words Per Minute:
98.66

Sentiment

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

Entities

Baghdad [Country, City, State]
first [Ordinal Number]
George W. Bush
00:03:07.800 - 00:03:34.880
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:
11.0
Sprache:
14.0

Statistics

Characters:
244
Sentences:
4
Words:
51
Syllables:
12.75
Words Per Sentence:
82
Syllables Per Word:
1.59
Seconds:
27.08
Words Per Minute:
113

Sentiment

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

Entities

at least 13 [Cardinal Number]
two [Cardinal Number]
Bob [Person]
a few minutes ago [Time]
George W. Bush
00:03:34.880 - 00:04:11.840
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:
19.0
Sprache:
22.0

Statistics

Characters:
290
Sentences:
3
Words:
65
Syllables:
21.67
Words Per Sentence:
103
Syllables Per Word:
1.51
Seconds:
36.96
Words Per Minute:
105.52

Sentiment

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

Topics

0:
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
00:04:11.840 - 00:04:59.520
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:
28.0
Sprache:
31.0

Statistics

Characters:
357
Sentences:
6
Words:
71
Syllables:
11.83
Words Per Sentence:
126
Syllables Per Word:
1.66
Seconds:
47.68
Words Per Minute:
89.35

Sentiment

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

Entities

the 3rd Infantry Division [Organization]
Michael Kelly's [Person]
Mike [Person]
George W. Bush
00:04:59.520 - 00:06:30.200
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:
28.0
Sprache:
30.0

Statistics

Characters:
439
Sentences:
6
Words:
102
Syllables:
17
Words Per Sentence:
146
Syllables Per Word:
1.42
Seconds:
90.68
Words Per Minute:
67.49

Sentiment

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

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
00:06:30.200 - 00:07:10.640
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:
20.0
Sprache:
22.0

Statistics

Characters:
283
Sentences:
6
Words:
63
Syllables:
10.50
Words Per Sentence:
102
Syllables Per Word:
1.46
Seconds:
40.44
Words Per Minute:
93.47

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.10
VADER:
0.88
AFINN:
12.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

One [Cardinal Number]
the "Bloom Machine [Infrastructure]
David [Person]
David Bloom [Person]
George W. Bush
00:07:10.640 - 00:07:51.520
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:
17.0
Sprache:
17.0

Statistics

Characters:
358
Sentences:
4
Words:
89
Syllables:
22.25
Words Per Sentence:
123
Syllables Per Word:
1.31
Seconds:
40.88
Words Per Minute:
130.63

Sentiment

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

Entities

40 [Date]
Jesus [Person]
Melanie [Person]
George W. Bush
00:07:51.520 - 00:08:32.040
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:
9.0
Sprache:
12.0

Statistics

Characters:
234
Sentences:
6
Words:
52
Syllables:
8.67
Words Per Sentence:
73
Syllables Per Word:
1.37
Seconds:
40.52
Words Per Minute:
77

Sentiment

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

Entities

God [Person]