Chicago News anchor Robin Robinson pissed off a large segment of parents during a Fox Chicago news broadcast this week when she announced that Santa wasn’t real and then told parents to tell their children the truth.
An anchor with the network since 1987 Robin said during a short personal commentary:
Stop trying to convince your kids that Santa is Santa,” and “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.”
After parents phoned and emailed the studio in an uproar the anchor appeared on Wednesday night discuss show The Talker and apologized for her actions. In her apology Robinson said:
“It was careless and callous to say…what I said, in what could’ve been mixed company,” Robinson said. “So many kids don’t get to be children, that for those who do get to live the wonder and magic of Christmas, I would never spoil it intentionally. So I sincerely apologize. We have certainly heard how you feel about my mistake, and since The Talker is about opinions: here we go.”
In her apology during a segment called “An Apology” she also read Facebook comments from mad parents and one of those comments summed up the anger felt towards her callous commentary:
“I think that Santa Claus is an important part of preserving children’s innocence.”
Here’s the video of the anchors original Santa Claus comment:
Do you think Robinson overstepped her bounds as a reporter by providing such obviously personal bias in her reporting?
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