News Anchor Tells Viewers ‘There is No Santa’
A Chicago news anchor surprised some parents and potentially confused some children when she announced during a nightly newscast that Santa Claus doesn’t exist.
Robin Robinson, an anchor at Fox Chicago, responded to a segment about managing gift expectations of children during Christmas by saying that they should know there is no Santa Claus.
“Stop trying to convince your kids that Santa is Santa,” Robinson said to co-anchor Bob Sirott during a segment Tuesday night. “That’s why they have these high expectations. They know you can’t afford it, so what do they do? Just ask some man in a red suit. There is no Santa.”
A bewildered Sirott responded, “Hey, Ebenizer, what’s with you?” a reference to Ebenezer Scrooge, the Christmas-hating star of “A Christmas Carol.”
The station was flooded with angry responses to the segment, with parents demanding an apology. READ MORE HERE
Watch the video:
FOX Chicago News Anchor Robin Robinson Apologizes For Saying He's Not Real
By Robin Robinson, FOX Chicago News
Tonight's Talker is about me talking too much without thinking about who else might be in the room with the adults watching the news.
And since I try not to make the same mistake twice: Warning, we are about to talk about Santa Claus again. You might want your children to leave the room (which is what we should have said last night).
It was careless and callous to say what I said in what could have been mixed company. So many kids don't get to be children that for those who can live the wonder and magic of Christmas, I would never spoil it intentionally. I sincerely apologize!
We've certainly heard how you feel about my mistake, and, since the talker is about opinions, here are some of yours from our Facebook page.
One last warning -- you might not want young kids to hear this.
Annette: "My jaw dropped when I heard her say that there was no Santa."
David: "I find it appalling. My son was watching, as we do almost every night." SEE THE APOLOGY VIDEO HERE