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Barack Obama: Remarks at the White House Correspondents' Dinner - April 30, 2011

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.6
Gunning Fog:
7.7
Coleman Liau:
10.6
SMOG:
9.4
ARI:
5.3

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.3
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
326.0
Sprache:
285.0

Statistics

Characters:
6,112
Sentences:
123
Words:
1,361
Syllables:
11.07
Words Per Sentence:
1,970
Syllables Per Word:
1.43
Seconds:
1,065.76
Words Per Minute:
76.62

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment/Humor
Barack Obama
00:00:00.000 - 00:01:15.280
All right, everybody, please have a seat. [Applause] My fellow Americans... [Laughter] [Applause] ... mahalo! [Laughter] It is wonderful to be here at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. What a week. [Laughter] As some of you heard, the state of Hawaii released my official long-form birth certificate. [Applause] Hopefully this puts all doubts to rest.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
6.2
Gunning Fog:
7.1
Coleman Liau:
12.0
SMOG:
9.7
ARI:
5.5

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.6
Sprache:
2.8

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
15.0
Sprache:
16.0

Statistics

Characters:
274
Sentences:
8
Words:
55
Syllables:
6.88
Words Per Sentence:
96
Syllables Per Word:
1.62
Seconds:
75.28
Words Per Minute:
43.84

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.06
VADER:
0.78
AFINN:
6.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

Hawaii [Country, City, State]
the White House [Infrastructure]
Americans [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Barack Obama
00:01:15.280 - 00:02:34.960
But just in case there are any lingering questions, tonight I'm prepared to go a step further. [Laughter] Tonight, for the first time, I am releasing my official birth video. [Laughter] Now, I warn you... [Laughter] .... no one has seen this footage in 50 years, not even me. But let's take a look.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.9
Gunning Fog:
7.3
Coleman Liau:
8.5
SMOG:
8.5
ARI:
2.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.4
Sprache:
2.8

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
10.0
Sprache:
13.0

Statistics

Characters:
219
Sentences:
6
Words:
53
Syllables:
8.83
Words Per Sentence:
73
Syllables Per Word:
1.36
Seconds:
79.68
Words Per Minute:
39.91

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.06
Harvard IV:
-0.04
VADER:
-0.26
AFINN:
-2.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

50 years [Date]
first [Ordinal Number]
tonight [Time]
Note
00:02:34.960 - 00:02:35.760
["Secret Birth Video" is played.]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
2.6
Gunning Fog:
1.4
Coleman Liau:
11.0
SMOG:
7.3
ARI:
1.9

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
6.9
Sprache:
1.4

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
3.0
Sprache:
4.0

Statistics

Characters:
32
Sentences:
2
Words:
7
Syllables:
3.50
Words Per Sentence:
10
Syllables Per Word:
1.43
Seconds:
0.80
Words Per Minute:
525

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.09
VADER:
0.93
AFINN:
9.00
Barack Obama
00:02:35.760 - 00:03:08.600
[Applause] Oh, well. Back to square one. [Laughter] I want to make clear to the Fox News table: That was a joke. [Laughter] That was not my real birth video. [Laughter] That was a children's cartoon. [Laughter] Call Disney if you don't believe me. [Laughter] They have the original long-form version. [Laughter] Anyway, it's good to be back with so many esteemed guests.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.8
Gunning Fog:
5.1
Coleman Liau:
9.8
SMOG:
7.3
ARI:
3.1

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.9
Sprache:
2.9

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
14.0
Sprache:
16.0

Statistics

Characters:
279
Sentences:
8
Words:
64
Syllables:
8
Words Per Sentence:
92
Syllables Per Word:
1.38
Seconds:
32.84
Words Per Minute:
116.93

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.11
VADER:
0.90
AFINN:
3.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment/Humor

Entities

children's [Cardinal Number]
Fox News [Organization]
Barack Obama
00:03:08.600 - 00:04:00.840
Celebrities. Senators. Journalists. Essential government employees. [Laughter] Non-essential government employees. [Laughter] You know who you are. [Laughter] I am very much looking forward to hearing Seth Meyers tonight. [Applause] He's a young, fresh face who can do no wrong in the eyes of his fans. Seth, enjoy it while it lasts. [Laughter] Yes, I think it is fair to say that, when it comes to my presidency, the honeymoon is over. [Laughter] For example, some people now suggest that I'm too professorial.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.6
Gunning Fog:
8.8
Coleman Liau:
12.0
SMOG:
9.5
ARI:
4.9

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.7
Sprache:
3.5

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
23.0
Sprache:
23.0

Statistics

Characters:
398
Sentences:
11
Words:
83
Syllables:
7.55
Words Per Sentence:
129
Syllables Per Word:
1.54
Seconds:
52.24
Words Per Minute:
95.33

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.01
Harvard IV:
0.02
VADER:
0.95
AFINN:
11.00

Topics

0:
News/Politics

Entities

Seth [Person]
Seth Meyers [Person]
tonight [Time]
Barack Obama
00:04:00.840 - 00:04:45.280
And I'd like to address that head-on, by assigning all of you some reading that will help you draw your own conclusions. [Laughter] Others say that I'm arrogant. But I've found a really great self-help tool for this: my poll numbers. [Laughter] I've even let down my key core constituency: movie stars. Just the other day, Matt Damon -- I love Matt Damon, love the guy -- Matt Damon said he was disappointed in my performance.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
6.6
Gunning Fog:
9.8
Coleman Liau:
9.5
SMOG:
10.0
ARI:
6.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.1
Sprache:
4.3

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
21.0
Sprache:
22.0

Statistics

Characters:
327
Sentences:
5
Words:
76
Syllables:
15.20
Words Per Sentence:
110
Syllables Per Word:
1.38
Seconds:
44.44
Words Per Minute:
102.61

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.07
VADER:
0.93
AFINN:
13.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

Just the other day [Date]
Matt Damon [Person]
Barack Obama
00:04:45.280 - 00:05:55.720
Well, Matt, I just saw "The Adjustment Bureau," so... [Laughter] ... right back atcha, buddy. [Laughter] [Applause] Of course, there's someone who I can always count on for support: my wonderful wife Michelle. [Applause] We made a terrific team at the Easter Egg Roll this week. I'd give out bags of candy to the kids, and she'd snatch them right back out of their little hands. [Laughter] Snatched them. [Laughter] And where is the National Public Radio table? [Laughter] You guys are still here? [Laughter] That's good.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.9
Gunning Fog:
4.9
Coleman Liau:
10.9
SMOG:
7.7
ARI:
4.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.7
Sprache:
3.6

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
24.0
Sprache:
23.0

Statistics

Characters:
400
Sentences:
10
Words:
88
Syllables:
8.80
Words Per Sentence:
123
Syllables Per Word:
1.36
Seconds:
70.44
Words Per Minute:
74.96

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.07
Harvard IV:
0.02
VADER:
-0.43
AFINN:
-4.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment/Humor

Entities

this week [Date]
she'd [Organization]
the Easter Egg Roll [Organization]
the National Public Radio [Organization]
Matt [Person]
Michelle [Person]
The Adjustment Bureau [Title]
Barack Obama
00:05:55.720 - 00:06:28.680
I couldn't remember where we landed on that. [Laughter] Now, I know you were a little tense when the GOP tried to cut your funding, but personally I was looking forward to new programming like "No Things Considered"... [Laughter] ... or "Wait, Wait... Don't Fund Me." [Laughter] Of course, the deficit is a serious issue.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.3
Gunning Fog:
7.3
Coleman Liau:
10.5
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
4.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.5
Sprache:
3.2

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
18.0
Sprache:
17.0

Statistics

Characters:
255
Sentences:
6
Words:
57
Syllables:
9.50
Words Per Sentence:
85
Syllables Per Word:
1.46
Seconds:
32.96
Words Per Minute:
103.76

Sentiment

VADER:
0.46
AFINN:
-2.00

Entities

GOP [Organization]
No Things Considered [Title]
Wait, Wait... [Title]
Barack Obama
00:06:28.680 - 00:07:13.840
That's why Paul Ryan couldn't be here tonight. His budget has no room for laughter. [Laughter] Michele Bachmann is here, though, I understand, and she is thinking about running for president, which is weird because I hear she was born in Canada. [Laughter] Yes, Michele, this is how it starts. [Laughter] Just letting you know. [Laughter] [Applause] Tim Pawlenty?

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.0
Gunning Fog:
4.6
Coleman Liau:
12.0
SMOG:
7.3
ARI:
5.9

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.3
Sprache:
3.4

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
18.0
Sprache:
19.0

Statistics

Characters:
281
Sentences:
6
Words:
59
Syllables:
9.83
Words Per Sentence:
88
Syllables Per Word:
1.42
Seconds:
45.16
Words Per Minute:
78.39

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.02
VADER:
-0.81
AFINN:
-2.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

Canada [Country, City, State]
Michele [Person]
Michele Bachmann [Person]
Paul Ryan [Person]
Tim Pawlenty [Person]
tonight [Time]
Barack Obama
00:07:13.840 - 00:08:08.440
He seems all American. But have you heard his real middle name? Tim "Hosni" Pawlenty? [Laughter] What a shame. [Laughter] My buddy, our outstanding ambassador, Jon Huntsman, is with us. Now, there's something you might not know about Jon. He didn't learn to speak Chinese to go there. Oh, no. [Laughter] He learned English to come here. [Laughter] [Applause] And then there's a vicious rumor floating around that I think could really hurt Mitt Romney.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
4.5
Gunning Fog:
5.1
Coleman Liau:
11.7
SMOG:
8.0
ARI:
4.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.6
Sprache:
3.5

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
25.0
Sprache:
23.0

Statistics

Characters:
355
Sentences:
10
Words:
76
Syllables:
7.60
Words Per Sentence:
117
Syllables Per Word:
1.45
Seconds:
54.60
Words Per Minute:
83.52

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.01
Harvard IV:
0.07
VADER:
0.47
AFINN:
3.00

Entities

English [Language]
American [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Chinese [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Jon [Person]
Jon Huntsman [Person]
Mitt Romney [Person]
Pawlenty [Person]
Tim [Person]
Barack Obama
00:08:08.440 - 00:09:35.600
I heard he passed universal health care when he was governor of Massachusetts. [Laughter] Someone should get to the bottom of that. And I know just the guy to do it -- Donald Trump is here tonight! [Laughter] [Applause] Now, I know that he's taken some flak lately, but no one is happier, no one is prouder to put this birth certificate matter to rest than the Donald. [Laughter] And that's because he can finally get back to focusing on the issues that matter -- like, did we fake the moon landing? [Laughter] What really happened in Roswell? [Laughter] And where are Biggie and Tupac? [Laughter] [Applause] But all kidding aside, obviously, we all know about your credentials and breadth of experience. [Laughter] For example -- no, seriously, just recently, in an episode of Celebrity Apprentice... [Laughter] ... at the steakhouse, the men's cooking team cooking did not impress the judges from Omaha Steaks.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
7.7
Gunning Fog:
9.5
Coleman Liau:
11.9
SMOG:
11.0
ARI:
7.5

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.3
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
44.0
Sprache:
49.0

Statistics

Characters:
705
Sentences:
11
Words:
150
Syllables:
13.64
Words Per Sentence:
236
Syllables Per Word:
1.53
Seconds:
87.16
Words Per Minute:
103.26

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.03
Harvard IV:
-0.06
VADER:
-0.90
AFINN:
-9.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment
1:
News/Politics

Entities

men's [Cardinal Number]
Massachusetts [Country, City, State]
Omaha [Country, City, State]
Biggie [Person]
Donald [Person]
Donald Trump [Person]
Roswell [Person]
tonight [Time]
Barack Obama
00:09:35.600 - 00:10:20.560
And there was a lot of blame to go around. But you, Mr. Trump, recognized that the real problem was a lack of leadership. And so ultimately, you didn't blame Lil' Jon or Meatloaf. [Laughter] You fired Gary Busey. [Laughter] And these are the kind of decisions that would keep me up at night. [Laughter] [Applause] Well handled, sir. [Laughter] Well handled.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.6
Gunning Fog:
5.7
Coleman Liau:
10.0
SMOG:
7.3
ARI:
3.1

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
5.7
Sprache:
3.1

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
21.0
Sprache:
18.0

Statistics

Characters:
272
Sentences:
8
Words:
62
Syllables:
7.75
Words Per Sentence:
87
Syllables Per Word:
1.37
Seconds:
44.96
Words Per Minute:
82.74

Sentiment

Harvard IV:
0.03
VADER:
0.94
AFINN:
7.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

Gary Busey [Person]
Lil' Jon [Person]
Trump [Person]
night [Time]
Barack Obama
00:10:20.560 - 00:11:26.040
Say what you will about Mr. Trump; he certainly would bring some change to the White House. Let's see what we've got up there. [Laughter] So, yes, this has been quite a year in politics, but also in the movies. Many people, for instance, were inspired by "The King's Speech." It's a wonderful film. [Applause] Well, some of you may not know this, but there's now a sequel in the works that touches close to home.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.0
Gunning Fog:
6.0
Coleman Liau:
8.3
SMOG:
7.0
ARI:
3.4

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.0
Sprache:
3.4

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
12.0
Sprache:
17.0

Statistics

Characters:
319
Sentences:
7
Words:
78
Syllables:
11.14
Words Per Sentence:
104
Syllables Per Word:
1.21
Seconds:
65.48
Words Per Minute:
71.47

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
0.05
VADER:
0.32
AFINN:
1.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment
1:
News/Politics

Entities

the White House [Organization]
Trump [Person]
Barack Obama
00:11:26.040 - 00:11:35.200
And because this is a Hollywood crowd, tonight I can offer a sneak peek. So can we show the trailer, please?

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
3.7
Gunning Fog:
4.2
Coleman Liau:
7.7
SMOG:
7.3
ARI:
2.7

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
2.8
Sprache:
2.3

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
3.0
Sprache:
5.0

Statistics

Characters:
84
Sentences:
2
Words:
21
Syllables:
10.50
Words Per Sentence:
28
Syllables Per Word:
1.29
Seconds:
9.16
Words Per Minute:
137.55

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.01
VADER:
-0.41
AFINN:
1.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment

Entities

Hollywood [Country, City, State]
tonight [Time]
Note
00:11:35.200 - 00:11:36.240
[A parody trailer is player]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
7.6
Gunning Fog:
10.0
Coleman Liau:
10.1
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
1.8

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
10.0
Sprache:
1.6

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
4.0
Sprache:
4.0

Statistics

Characters:
22
Sentences:
1
Words:
5
Syllables:
5
Words Per Sentence:
9
Syllables Per Word:
1.80
Seconds:
1.04
Words Per Minute:
288.46

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.02
Harvard IV:
0.01
VADER:
-0.14
AFINN:
-6.00
Barack Obama
00:11:36.240 - 00:12:29.720
[Applause] Coming to a theater near you. [Applause] Let me close on a serious note. We are having a good time, but as has been true for the last several years, we have incredible young men and women who are serving in uniform overseas in the most extraordinary of circumstances. [Applause] And we are reminded of their courage and their valor. [Applause] We also need to remember our neighbors in Alabama and across the South that have been devastated by terrible storms from last week. [Applause] Michelle and I were down there yesterday, and we've spent a lot of time with some of the folks who have been affected.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
8.8
Gunning Fog:
12.0
Coleman Liau:
10.6
SMOG:
12.0
ARI:
8.7

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
3.7
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
19.0
Sprache:
26.0

Statistics

Characters:
488
Sentences:
6
Words:
109
Syllables:
18.17
Words Per Sentence:
167
Syllables Per Word:
1.47
Seconds:
53.48
Words Per Minute:
122.29

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.02
Harvard IV:
-0.01
VADER:
-0.15
AFINN:
1.00

Topics

0:
Arts & Entertainment/Performing Arts

Entities

Alabama [Country, City, State]
last week [Date]
the last several years [Date]
yesterday [Date]
South [Location]
Michelle [Person]
Barack Obama
00:12:29.720 - 00:12:55.560
The devastation is unimaginable and is heartbreaking and it's going to be a long road back. And so we need to keep those Americans in our thoughts and in our prayers. But we also need to stand with them in the hard months and perhaps years to come. I intend to make sure that the federal government does that.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
6.2
Gunning Fog:
9.3
Coleman Liau:
8.7
SMOG:
10.3
ARI:
5.6

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
2.1
Sprache:
3.2

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
5.0
Sprache:
9.0

Statistics

Characters:
246
Sentences:
4
Words:
59
Syllables:
14.75
Words Per Sentence:
81
Syllables Per Word:
1.36
Seconds:
25.84
Words Per Minute:
137

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.03
Harvard IV:
0.06
VADER:
-0.89
AFINN:
-9.00

Topics

0:
Sensitive Subjects

Entities

the hard months and perhaps years [Date]
Americans [Nationality, Political or Religious Group]
Barack Obama
00:12:55.560 - 00:13:31.440
And I've got faith that the journalists in this room will do their part for the people who have been affected by this disaster -- by reporting on their progress, and letting the rest of America know when they will need more help. Those are stories that need telling. And that's what all of you do best, whether it's rushing to the site of a devastating storm in Alabama, or braving danger to cover a revolution in the Middle East.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
11.1
Gunning Fog:
13.6
Coleman Liau:
9.5
SMOG:
12.0
ARI:
12.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.3
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
15.0
Sprache:
19.0

Statistics

Characters:
340
Sentences:
3
Words:
79
Syllables:
26.33
Words Per Sentence:
114
Syllables Per Word:
1.39
Seconds:
35.88
Words Per Minute:
132.11

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.02
Harvard IV:
0.07
VADER:
0.89
AFINN:
8.00

Topics

0:
News
1:
Sensitive Subjects

Entities

Alabama [Country, City, State]
America [Country, City, State]
the Middle East [Location]
Barack Obama
00:13:31.440 - 00:14:02.720
You know, in the last months, we've seen journalists threatened, arrested, beaten, attacked, and in some cases even killed simply for doing their best to bring us the story, to give people a voice, and to hold leaders accountable. And through it all, we've seen daring men and women risk their lives for the simple idea that no one should be silenced, and everyone deserves to know the truth.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
12.0
Gunning Fog:
17.3
Coleman Liau:
10.7
SMOG:
12.0
ARI:
12.0

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.7
Sprache:
5.0

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
13.0
Sprache:
19.0

Statistics

Characters:
310
Sentences:
2
Words:
69
Syllables:
34.50
Words Per Sentence:
102
Syllables Per Word:
1.38
Seconds:
31.28
Words Per Minute:
132.35

Sentiment

Loughran-McDonald:
-0.04
Harvard IV:
0.17
VADER:
0.95
AFINN:
12.00

Entities

the last months [Date]
Barack Obama
00:14:02.720 - 00:17:02.400
That's what you do. At your best that's what journalism is. That's the principle that you uphold. It is always important, but it's especially important in times of challenge, like the moment that America and the world is facing now. So I thank you for your service and the contributions that you make. And I want to close by recognizing not only your service, but also to remember those that have been lost as a consequence of the extraordinary reporting that they've done over recent weeks.

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
7.8
Gunning Fog:
10.8
Coleman Liau:
11.0
SMOG:
11.3
ARI:
7.2

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
2.9
Sprache:
3.6

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
12.0
Sprache:
15.0

Statistics

Characters:
392
Sentences:
6
Words:
86
Syllables:
14.33
Words Per Sentence:
131
Syllables Per Word:
1.51
Seconds:
179.68
Words Per Minute:
28.72

Topics

0:
Business & Industrial/Printing & Publishing
1:
News

Entities

America [Country, City, State]
recent weeks [Date]
Barack Obama
00:17:02.400 - 00:17:45.760
They help, too, to defend our freedoms and allow democracy to flourish. God bless you, and may God bless the United States of America. [Applause]

Grade Level Score

Flesch Kincaid:
5.6
Gunning Fog:
4.9
Coleman Liau:
11.0
SMOG:
9.0
ARI:
4.2

Readability Score

Dale Chall:
4.8
Sprache:
2.6

Difficult Words

Dale Chall:
7.0
Sprache:
11.0

Statistics

Characters:
114
Sentences:
3
Words:
25
Syllables:
8.33
Words Per Sentence:
38
Syllables Per Word:
1.52
Seconds:
43.36
Words Per Minute:
34.59

Entities

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