Here it is folks — the Crikey/Media Monitors Tuesday Top Twenty for the week of April 23-29.

The leaders top the charts — as usual — but Julia Gillard has leapt six places to number three after her performance of “Workin’ 9 to 5” at the Labor National Conference and the IR policy release.

Peter Costello also moved up the charts on the back of a good CPI figure. Pity it’s now closed, but there was a nightclub in Melbourne that would have been a good place for him and his entourage to celebrate. It was called Inflation.

Amanda Vanstone’s leapt 23 spots. Her Under Southern Skies might be a dud, but she’s had a smash with Roma, Roma, Roma.

And we have a newbie in the charts. Greg Combet crashes in at number 10. And his song? “I’m just a boy whose intentions are good, oh Lord please don’t let me be misunderstood.”

There’s more on the week’s issues at Media Monitors Media Index.

 

Move

Politician

Press

Radio

TV

Internet

Total

1

0

John Howard

995

10,656

4,418

5,682

21,751

2

0

Kevin Rudd

778

11,056

4,381

4,466

20,681

3

6

Julia
Gillard

169

2,156

1,396

967

4,688

4

1

Peter Costello

219

1,277

815

1,596

3,907

5

23

Amanda Vanstone

69

2,178

713

197

3,157

6

14

Peter Garrett

120

1,622

665

533

2,940

7

-4

Joe Hockey

121

800

807

941

2,669

8

-2

Peter Beattie

179

889

428

1,076

2,572

9

-1

Steve Bracks

133

688

254

1,165

2,240

10

*

Greg Combet

94

1,041

356

479

1,970

11

2

Kevin Andrews

55

937

205

682

1,879

12

-8

Malcolm Turnbull

61

696

180

893

1,830

13

-1

Alexander Downer

83

477

323

744

1,627

14

2

Anthony Albanese

87

938

271

271

1,567

15

3

Brendan Nelson

80

217

799

460

1,556

16

-6

Morris Iemma

66

507

67

857

1,497

17

-6

Chris
Pyne

33

406

624

319

1,382

18

3

Wayne Swan

55

647

201

333

1,236

19

0

Mike
Rann

101

432

101

569

1,203

20

-6

Philip Ruddock

38

298

55

702

1,093

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