Bias: The Sun says Nicola Stugeon was roasted on The Daily Show but Scottish readers see an epic win
The Sun continues to bill SNP leader Nicola Sturgeon as a dangeous loon to readers south of the border and hero to those north of it.
Sturgeon’s been on The Daily Show. The Scottish Sun reports:
NICOLA STURGEON had viewers of The Daily Show in stitches last night; days after the programmes website wrongly billed her as a COMEDIAN.
She told host Jon Stewart: “You billed as a comedian – so you’ve raised all these expectations that I’m going to be funny. And I’m a politician, and as you know, politicians are rarely very funny.”
Host Jon Stewart, whose trademark style is to mercilessly tease guests, asked the Scots politician “You think you’re Saddam Hussein? You get 99%?” after she joked she had “ordered an inquiry” into why the SNP won just 56 out of 59 seats in the general election.
“I think you should always aim for more,” the SNP leader shot back.
Or as the non-Scottish Sun put it:
‘You think you’re Saddam Hussein’ – NICOLA Sturgeon compared to Iraqi monster as she gets a roasting from U.S. chat show host Jon Stewart