A fug of evil weed pervades the Crikey/Media Monitors Top 20 for the week of 10-16 July.

So who’s getting the most media mentions?

Reefer madness has made Peter Garrett higher – he’s up ten places to Number 10 this week – and seen Finance Minister Nick Minchin make a rare appearance in the Top 20.

The whiff of weed may explain the Prime Minister’s confusion over his candidate in Franklin, which has seen Vanessa Goodwin appear from nowhere at Number 17.

 

TW

Politician

Press

Radio

TV

Internet

Total

1
(0)

John Howard

813

9,558

4,398

6,548

21,317

2
(0)

Kevin Rudd

496

7,501

4,428

3,634

16,059

3
(4)

Peter Costello

208

1,468

1,167

1,159

4,002

4
(1)

Philip Ruddock

135

1,994

748

818

3,695

5
(5)

Steve Bracks

160

1,592

775

1,129

3,656

6
(-2)

Mal Brough

99

1,412

277

1,411

3,199

7
(1)

Alexander Downer

111

1,247

628

896

2,882

8
(-5)

Peter Beattie

129

537

215

1,526

2,407

9
(0)

Morris Iemma

69

1,088

273

976

2,406

10
(10)

Peter Garrett

95

921

497

257

1,770

11
(0)

Wayne Swan

72

714

262

479

1,527

12
(5)

Tony Abbott

44

527

362

489

1,422

13
(-7)

Brendan Nelson

81

450

196

594

1,321

14
(-2)

Joe Hockey

89

504

166

381

1,140

15
(-1)

Alan Carpenter

56

326

95

558

1,035

16
(-1)

Julia Gillard

31

330

256

412

1,029

17
(*)

Vanessa Goodwin

33

468

276

161

938

18
(-5)

Malcolm Turnbull

74

249

116

431

870

19(12)

Nick Minchin

62

419

107

172

760

20
(2)

Helen Coonan

24

186

65

466

741

That nice Mr Rudd’s table talk about grocery prices went down very well on radio this week, although indigenous affairs and terrorism kept Mal Brough and Philip Ruddock high in the talk radio rankings.

Rank

Politician

Talkback

1

John Howard

660

2

Kevin Rudd

543

3

Mal Brough

182

4

Philip Ruddock

138

5

Peter Garrett

109

More on the issues of the day is available on the Media Monitors website – and let’s have an Asian Cup themed comparison with the world outside politics:

Graham Arnold

151

635

401

713

1,900

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