Expect the Churchillian “national security” talk to continue, as the PM starts to enjoy the media dominance of a time of crisis, getting three times as much coverage as Opposition Leader Malcolm “see I was right again, but this time I promise I’m not going to gloat” Turnbull.

Lindsay Tanner continues to become a lot better known to Shane Public, while Barry O’Farrell gloried in a drover’s dog weekend of epic proportions and the Sydney media wrote off the NSW Government a staggering two and a half years before the election, while Nathan Rees began to think about what retirement at 42 will look like.

Tony Burke leaps up the ladder on the back of regional radio coverage, the indigenous intervention review gets Jenny Macklin and Tony Abbott back in the Top 20 and Barnaby Joyce lets the Reserve Bank know how accountants deal with money out on the Balonne.

TW

Move

Position

Politician

Press Index

Radio Index

TV Index

Internet Index

Raw total

INDEX

1

0

PM

Kevin Rudd

1,000

1,000

1,000

1,000

30,109

1,000

2

0

Opp Leader

Malcolm Turnbull

243

294

300

505

11,170

336

3

0

Cabinet

Wayne Swan

289

296

251

488

10,701

331

4

0

Premier

Nathan Rees

199

258

116

451

8,794

256

5

4

Cabinet

Lindsay Tanner

73

118

131

93

3,306

104

6

0

Premier

John Brumby

128

80

94

111

2,924

103

7

6

Independent

Nick Xenophon

60

168

45

106

3,322

95

8

4

Cabinet

Nicola Roxon

100

93

50

130

2,906

93

9

17

NSW Opp Ld

Barry O’Farrell

14

89

46

182

3,287

83

10

-5

Premier

Anna Bligh

152

47

30

84

1,841

78

11

-3

Cabinet

Julia Gillard

63

71

31

106

2,227

68

12

4

Backbench

Theo Theophanous

65

80

82

44

2,002

68

13

-3

Shadow

Julie Bishop

32

93

59

52

2,011

59

14

4

Party leader

Bob Brown

51

82

24

66

1,821

56

15

2

Backbench

Peter Costello

69

43

39

62

1,515

53

16

8

Cabinet

Jenny Macklin

45

58

25

54

1,445

46

17

8

Shadow

Tony Abbott

32

44

24

60

1,339

40

18

1

Premier

Mike Rann

45

60

17

29

1,126

38

19

19

Cabinet

Tony Burke

35

63

10

32

1,131

35

20

12

Backbench

Barnaby Joyce

26

31

45

31

1,033

33

Kevin Rudd’s dominance even stronger on talkback, with plenty of praise but as always a few brickbats as well, some pensioners even outrageously claiming they are going to save the handout rather than get into the trenches and spend, spend, spend.

Rank

Politician

Talkback

1

Kevin Rudd

915

2

Wayne Swan

142

3

Nathan Rees

78

4

Malcolm Turnbull

77

5

John Brumby

73

Nice to see Madge can still get some coverage (in fact 50% of the PMs on TV), and we look forward to her attempts to find another film director who’s so keen to shack up with her he’s even willing to put her in a movie.

Press

Radio

TV

Internet

Total

INDEX

Madonna

172

47

497

65

5,077

195

There’s more on the Media Monitors website.

 

Peter Fray

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