Nobody expects the Spanish Inquisition! Now that the Jesuit takeover of the Coalition is complete, all us Old Iggies are just waiting for the election victory so we can take up our soft jobs in the Abbott/Joyce administration, and for political watchers generally, thanks to the Opposition surely this will go down as the most entertaining first term of any government for a very long time, despite the Prime Minister not being exactly the most vibrant of personalities.

Malcolm Turnbull went out with a bang, easily the largest amount of coverage in a single week for any politician all year, and some interesting variations amongst media, with Joe Hockey twice as discussed as the PM on radio, but well behind in print and internet news.

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Plenty of radio news coverage but the talkback callers weren’t that interested in Joe Hockey — it’s all about the base.

Rank

Politician

Talkback

1

Tony Abbott

1,299

2

Malcolm Turnbull

1,164

3

Kevin Rudd

1,140

4

Joe Hockey

485

5

Nick Minchin

162

A highly successful and public figure has a serious car crash while trying to navigate through his own backyard … and then there was Tiger.

Press

Radio

TV

Internet

Total

INDEX

Tiger Woods

118

134

315

305

8,452

218

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