Quite a lot of movement in the Top 20 this week, with Wayne Swan more than doubling his coverage from last week, and even pipping his boss on radio as the full court press continued on why the government was “refining” rather than “debotching” (no, I know, its not in the dictionary) the bank deposit guarantee issue.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Opposition Leader, the first Bishop in 1,000 years to get the opportunity to attend Swiss Finishing School, managed to steer some of the attention away from the debotching effort, which the polls seemed to show the public weren’t really concerned about, in terms of the Government’s economic management credentials anyway … but could that have had something to do with the fawning media coverage?

Other big movers were Peter Garrett as he got stuck into Queensland farmers and told people to stop whingeing about wind farms, Anthony Albanese confected a marvellous bout of outrage over Malcolm Turnbull’s refusal to apologise to Ken Henry; and the compensation to bullied defence personnel got Joel Fitzgibbon in the news.

TW

Move

Position

Politician

Press Index

Radio Index

TV Index

Internet Index

Raw total

INDEX

1

0

PM

Kevin Rudd

1,000

987

1,000

1,000

21,102

997

2

1

Cabinet

Wayne Swan

476

1,000

808

558

15,350

710

3

-1

Opp Leader

Malcolm Turnbull

363

543

536

521

11,065

491

4

0

Premier

Nathan Rees

196

281

69

478

7,058

256

5

8

Shadow

Julie Bishop

100

339

201

81

3,744

180

6

4

Premier

Anna Bligh

236

232

103

106

3,115

169

7

-2

Cabinet

Lindsay Tanner

105

118

174

113

2,652

127

8

-2

Premier

John Brumby

161

79

65

124

2,162

107

9

20

Cabinet

Peter Garrett

105

92

80

62

1,601

84

10

13

Cabinet

Joel Fitzgibbon

72

145

50

39

1,532

76

11

-2

NSW Opp Ld

Barry O’Farrell

19

107

37

142

2,261

76

12

-1

Cabinet

Julia Gillard

109

89

12

89

1,606

75

13

-5

Cabinet

Nicola Roxon

69

75

25

102

1,666

68

14

20

Cabinet

Anthony Albanese

73

103

33

57

1,399

66

15

5

Backbench

Barnaby Joyce

27

110

78

41

1,417

64

16

0

Cabinet

Jenny Macklin

50

122

17

44

1,293

58

17

7

Shadow

Christopher Pyne

28

35

132

15

910

53

18

-11

Independent

Nick Xenophon

35

71

35

68

1,296

52

19

-7

Backbench

Theo Theophanous

23

47

63

68

1,245

50

20

-6

Party leader

Bob Brown

65

77

8

45

1,014

48

Julie Bishop manages her first appearance in the Talkback Top Five, and it was all her own work.

Rank

Politician

Talkback

1

Kevin Rudd

488

2

Wayne Swan

319

3

Malcolm Turnbull

146

4

Julie Bishop

143

5

Nathan Rees

135

A reality check … yes there are worse things in life than a financial crisis.

Press

Radio

TV

Internet

Total

INDEX

Jennifer Hudson

86

112

483

51

3,177

183

There’s more on the Media Monitors website.

 

Peter Fray

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