March 25th, 2009
01:15 PM ET
6 years ago

Obama's press conference - in clouds

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President Obama's entire press conference.  (Wordle.net)

(CNN) - What words did President Obama use most often in his press conference last night?

CNN has compiled word clouds of the entire press conference including all questions and answers, thanks to Wordle.net. The bigger the word, the more times Obama used it.

The president's top words: "Budget," "Going," "Question," and "Think."

CNN has also compiled separate word clouds for the president's opening statement, the reporter's questions, and the president's answers.

Check those out after the jump!

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President Obama's opening statement. (Wordle.net)

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President Obama's answers. (Wordle.net)

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The reporters' questions. (Wordle.net)


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soundoff (43 Responses)
  1. Gretel

    CNN, now this is really childish...I understood everything that went on in the press conference. No matter how much spin you try to put on what Obama says, the people get the message that he wants them to get.

    March 25, 2009 04:16 pm at 4:16 pm |
  2. Mary C.

    Word Clouds...are you serious?

    March 25, 2009 04:18 pm at 4:18 pm |
  3. thebob.bob

    I'd like to see a wordle cloud describing the various CNN announcers and pundits. Of CNN's coverage of the election. What a crock!!

    March 25, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  4. laughing@theGOP

    I am sick of the people, showing so much disrespect for our President. In doing so you are showing disrespect for the American people.. And I hope.. we turn our backs on these people.. the news shows that does this for this President and future presidents.

    it's shameful and Un-American..

    If you don't like America or our President or the American people.. leave..

    March 25, 2009 04:24 pm at 4:24 pm |
  5. Joel Parkes

    This is fascinating. I guess some people get paid to do completely useless things.

    March 25, 2009 04:32 pm at 4:32 pm |
  6. Peter E

    Well, his clouds are certainly a lot larger than the previous president's. Dubya's ONE cloud would have been about half the size of one of these... and full of misspelled words...

    March 25, 2009 04:43 pm at 4:43 pm |
  7. John

    I think it's a bit of a stretch to say "CNN has also compiled" these. All it takes is cutting-and-pasting the text of the speech into wordle. It's interesting, but it isn't really "compiling" anything. I'd estimate it took a whopping 15 seconds, total, of journalist time to do this.

    March 25, 2009 04:45 pm at 4:45 pm |
  8. Glennis

    laughing@theGOP March 25th, 2009 4:24 pm ET

    I am sick of the people, showing so much disrespect for our President. In doing so you are showing disrespect for the American people.. And I hope.. we turn our backs on these people.. the news shows that does this for this President and future presidents.

    it's shameful and Un-American..

    If you don't like America or our President or the American people.. leave..
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    Why didn't you leave when Bush was president?

    March 25, 2009 04:46 pm at 4:46 pm |
  9. Kurt C.

    Obama is the most clueless President we have had since Jimmy Carter.

    March 25, 2009 04:47 pm at 4:47 pm |
  10. Jeff

    If there are any creative jobs at CNN that come up with crap like this please let me know...I am available. $100K a year with full benefits and stock options to start should do. I do not know which is more a waste of time...this story or my reply.

    March 25, 2009 04:53 pm at 4:53 pm |
  11. Joan , Ontario

    What on earth does this have to do with the important issues covered during the press conference? Someone certainly has too much time on his hands.

    March 25, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  12. Steve

    This might possibly be the stupidist thing I have ever seen. What the hell is supposed to illustrate?

    March 25, 2009 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  13. Sniffit

    Speaking of clouds, this article is complete fluff.

    March 25, 2009 05:28 pm at 5:28 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "What words did President Obama use most often in his press conference last night?"

    "A", "the" and "and".

    March 25, 2009 05:29 pm at 5:29 pm |
  15. Richard A. Spomer, Alexandria, VA

    "Just tell him NO!" President OBAMA

    Those which are the general voting public:

    Think first then talk about issues especially a budget which will directly affect this country now and for the rest of natural life. President Obama is just saying NO! To some one realistic that is thinking, would look at social responsibility for solving the issues hand down; because, he believes in a socialistic approach to all ills that are the problems with the United States of America. If we throw enough money at the problems, they will vanish where as he is living in a fantasy world.

    March 25, 2009 05:31 pm at 5:31 pm |
  16. Felonious Monk

    America, love it or protest.

    March 25, 2009 05:33 pm at 5:33 pm |
  17. FreeNLovIt

    Whatever we do, we must think about GROWTH!!! Job GROWTH!!! Lots and lots of jobs!!!! That's the yellow brick road back home.

    March 25, 2009 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  18. FreeNLovIt

    Obie, I approve of your broadcast yesterday. You looked PRESIDENTIAL and you acted like you had been in office for 8 years already. I pray you make the right choices. We all only have ONE shot and if you FAIL, we will SINK with you. So DONT YOU DARE fail!

    March 25, 2009 05:35 pm at 5:35 pm |
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