News anchor forced to apologize for saying Santa isn’t real on the air

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Everyone knows that the fastest route to becoming universally hated is to challenge Santa Claus in any way. It just isn't done. Apparently, no one told this to Fox Chicago news anchor Robin Robinson, who was forced to apologize profusely on-air after a rant in which she said children should be told there's no Santa "as soon as they can talk." She continued, "He's not coming down the chimney, he's not eating those cookies, he's not bringing you anything!"

Naturally, parents that were watching the broadcast didn't take kindly to Robinson ruining Christmas for their kids, and flooded the station with angry letters and Facebook posts. Thus, the above clip in which Robinson basically prostrates herself for their forgiveness, taking to the streets to apologize to the public, and agreeing to watch a slough of Christmas movies as part of the re-education process.

“It was careless and callous to say what I said in what could have been mixed company,” she says in the segment. “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.”

Glad to see that both hard news reporting and the spirit of Christmas are alive and well.