NZ 2014 Leaders Index - week ending 29 August
NZ 2014 Leaders Index - week ending 29
Below is iSentia’s first weekly
Leaders’ Index, showing the relative amount of coverage of
nine Party Leaders in the lead up to the National Election
across news media and social media. We will produce these
reports for the next three weeks on a Friday.
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Gordon Campbell: On The Tokenism Of New Zealand's Role Against Islamic State
To date, the Opposition has continued to occupy itself with the marginalia of the issue. E.g. whether Key did or didn’t know whether Barack Obama would be present at the US briefing last week on IS, or whether New Zealand’s military involvement is or isn’t already a fait accompli.
It might be better to tackle the issue, head on. Our contribution against IS will be to send SAS forces to train the Iraqis? That’s like offering trainers to General Custer just as the 7th cavalry reached the Little Big Horn.