Showing posts with label Pres Speech TOO Difficult for Many to Understand. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Pres Speech TOO Difficult for Many to Understand. Show all posts

Thursday, June 17, 2010

B4B Note: Roland's article lines up with EXACTLY what I have been saying. Following The President's speech, I heard from so many people who amazingly said 'he didn't say anything !'....when, in many OTHERS know...he said PLENTY. Problem was...he said it in such an articulately smooth, intellectual manner that a number of folks couldn't UNDERSTAND what he was saying....therefore developing the idea that he said 'nothing'. When people don't understand the words...then they rely on 'feeling good' about what they heard....and since they didn't 'feel good' (like a good church sermon or a I Have A Dream speech) people felt 'disappointed'....I'm afraid the dumbing down of WORKING ! One of the things The President DID SAY was that BP WILL PAY ! day...the $20 billion fund was set up.
Now, THAT'S sayin' something !

Obama Speech " Too Difficult ' For Audience

By Roland Martin

President Obama’s speech on the gulf oil disaster may have gone over the heads of many in his audience, according to an analysis of the 18-minute talk released Wednesday.

Tuesday night’s speech from the Oval Office of the White House was written to a 9.8 grade level, said Paul J.J. Payack, president of Global Language Monitor. The Austin, Texas-based company analyzes and catalogues trends in word usage and word choice and their impact on culture.

Though the president used slightly less than four sentences per paragraph, his 19.8 words per sentence “added some difficulty for his target audience,” Payack said.

He singled out this sentence from Obama as unfortunate: “That is why just after the rig sank, I assembled a team of our nation’s best scientists and engineers to tackle this challenge — a team led by Dr. Steven Chu, a Nobel Prize-winning physicist and our nation’s secretary of energy.”

To read this article in its entirety visit CNN.

B4B Note: To those referred to in this piece: Next time...if you don't understand...don't just get mad.....get a DICTIONARY !

(or ask somebody)

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