Talkers diverge from the news


The news coverage for the week of 9/30/07-10/5/07 gave the ever-hot topic of the 2008 presidential campaign a slight nod over the events in Iraq saga, 14%-13%. The Iraq story was propelled by incidents and Congressional hearings involving private security firm Blackwater. Talkers also gave the campaign the most attention, with 30% of their available time, but pretty much gave Blackwater a pass in order to wage a "proxy" battle over Iraq policy revolving around comments by Rush Limbaugh. The policy topic claimed 25% of the talk hole, with only 7% going to events. All of which didn’t leave much time for other topics. Larry Craig claimed fourth place with a mere 3%.