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Cover Your Ears, Kids! News Anchor Reveals There Is No Santa Claus!

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Thus Chicago will hence forth be known as Grinchland!

During a recent telecast, WFLD's Robin Robinson felt it was her duty as a news caster to tell her viewing public the truth. During a yuletide debate, she bluntly announced that there was no Santa Claus and that children who were of "speaking" age should know right away that the man in the fat suit doesn't exist!

Check out the video (above) to have the Christmas spirit sucked right out of you.

You're a mean one, Robin Robinson. Next you'll be revealing the horrible truths about the Mickey Mouse, the Easter Bunny and the Tooth Fairy. (Sorry kids, that really isn't The Rock's night gig!)

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40 comments to “Cover Your Ears, Kids! News Anchor Reveals There Is No Santa Claus!”

  1. 1

    Robin Robinson should be fired. She doesn't have the right to go on the news and tell other people's children that. That is crossing a line.

  2. 2

    While she's being a bit of a Scrooge, I think this news station knows their audience and kids that believe in Santa probably are not watching. Those comments were directed at parents.

  3. 3

    What a fucking bitch!!! I hope she needs to re-cant her statement! How mean spirited.

  4. 4

    What a cold hearted 8itch! Her name just went straight over to the naughty list.

  5. 5

    I think it's funny. For one month a year, parents allow their children to sit on the laps of complete strangers who represents a man who watches them while they sleep, and knows when they are awake.

  6. 6

    If I owned that Station, I would fire her. I'm sure she really upset a lot of the parents (viewers) with those comments. Children of "speaking age", what is that age 18 months, 9 months? Geez..
    Those same stations broadcast "Santa's flight" on Christmas Eve to help with their numbers, what parent is going to Tune in or have their kid tune into that station after that comment? They will just turn to another news station. She is a moron

  7. 7

    I remember a couple weeks ago, when the Jews got pissed off with the "Christmas quality, Hanukkah prices" billboard. Many comments said the Jews were over reacting, I'd say there are a lot of people over reacting to this one too.

  8. 8

    Re: thebigboot – The billboard was anti-semtic. And it should be a big deal. Millions of Jews lost their lives because nobody made a big deal about it back in the 1940's! As far as the Santa comment, it's about being respectful of others! She crossed the common decency line!

  9. 9

    Wow. I feel so bad for her kids. I had neighbors who told their kids there was no Santa from the time they were teeny and it was as if there was NO fun whatsoever in the holiday season for them. Sad.

  10. 10

    PLEASE! LYING to your children, just because they are young and do not know any better, is just wrong. And the motivation is not "the magic" of believing, its to utilize the rare advantage of having a way to get your kids to behave for a month. "Santa wont come if youre bad!" Bullshit! Convincing them of crazy shit like a sleigh flying thru the air, manned by some fat guy in a red suit, and lead by flying caribou (with NO wings, no less) that lands on your ROOF, and the fat guy manages to go down chimneys (even though he cant fit and most people dont HAVE chimneys anymore) to leave toys for EVERY child in the world, in ONE night, is insanity. All of it is just crazy! And the sad thing is, that kids question the logic behind the stories. But then EVERYONE is telling them that its real, their friends, the TV, their parents and grandparents. Things and people that they TRUST are going against LOGIC and lying to them. But then the gifts show up ("supposed" to be made by elves, but they are packaged and obviously off of store shelves, another off the wall lie) as proof to all of the deceit. What a way to mess with a childs cognitive reasoning, when they are in their peak learning years! It sets them up for a lifetime of being gullible. Tell them the truth, all that they care about is the gifts, not how they got here.

  11. 11

    What a bitch.

  12. trace says – reply to this


    Wow! i think that this woman didn't get the dolly she asked Santa for when she was a little girl. Doesn't she have any grandchildren? She looks old enough!

  13. 13

    This lady should be fired. She has a point and blah blah blah but being a news anchor means you should be able to keep your personal opinions out of every story.

    This was a big opinion to let rip, especially right before Christmas on the 'dinner time' newscast when families are probably more likely to watch together than any other time slot.

  14. 14

    Re: Stephanie1968 – You're joking, right? This might be the single dumbest comment I've ever read on this site.

  15. 15

    This is what you get for allowing your children to watch Fox News…

  16. 16


  17. 17

    Stephanie obviously doesn't have any kids yet!
    This woman needs to apologize on air! Lots of parents have the news on in the morning while they are getting ready for work and getting the kids ready for school, so I'm sure some kids probably saw or heard what she said! I would be pissed as hell if my kid heard what her say that!

  18. 18

    the next day she apologized and said there was a santa (she must have been bombarded with complaints). however i feel bad for her kids! what a scroogey mom!

  19. 19

    Mean spirited..shame on you and yes fire her dumb arse

  20. 20

    Re: Stephanie1968 – OMG, do you ever have resentment issues with your parents! Childhood IS the time for imagination and fantasy. And discovering that Santa is make-believe is one of the first passages children have on their way to adulthood! My advice to you, SEEK THERAPY!

  21. 21

    No I am not joking. Take a look around you. Believing stupid crap like that is why the country is full of idiots. And childhood is not a time for "make believe and fantasy". Its a time when human beings are most able to receive and retain valuable information for a greater mind. Im sure that everyone on here pushing for "Santa" also believe that some angel descended from the clouds and informed a little 14 year old virgin that she was impregnated, from the sky by "god" and would be giving birth to gods mortal son! Think with LOGIC and not stupid mythical stories and you will be a better contribute to society. Face facts, people. Santa and the "easter bunny" were created by the church, to spoon feed religion to children and keep religion alive and accepted. Take "santa" and his gifts out of "christmas" and the easter bunny and his baskets out of easter and trust me, no kid will give a shit about the holidays.

  22. 22

    Robin Robinson is a journalist; it is not her job to help parents maintain the Santa Claus fantasy at 9:45 pm.

  23. 23

    OH PLEASE YOU MORONS………Christmas originally started because of Jesus's birthday not because of a Santa Claus.

    Stop lying to your kids so they can be little fat bastards at Christmas with the gimmes…

  24. 24

    Re: Demode – OH PLEASE YOU MORONS………Christmas originally started because of Jesus's birthday not because of a Santa Claus.

    Stop lying to your kids so they can be little fat bastards at Christmas with the gimmes…

  25. 25

    Re: damixxx – OH PLEASE YOU MORONS………Christmas originally started because of Jesus's birthday not because of a Santa Claus.

    Stop lying to your kids so they can be little fat bastards at Christmas with the gimmes…

  26. 26

    I never believed in Santa because of the religion I was raised in, but my parents told us on multiple occasions to keep our mouths shut! This woman should've have the same decency.

  27. 27

    Are children going to die if they find out that there's no santa? No they're not. Get over it and move on. People are acting like she killed someone -_-

  28. 28

    I teach my children about the true meaning of Christmas, but I do play along with the whole Santa, Easter Bunny & Tooth Fairy thing & tell them that they live in their imaginations so its fun for them to make believe & we put out my husbands favorite cookies & chocolate milk. My kids also know though that its not acceptable to tell other kids that they really don't exist because my nieces and nephews still believe that they are real.

  29. 29

    Re: Stephanie1968 – You sad, sad sorry excuse for a human being. What happened….mommy take away your toys….didn't let you sit on Santa's lap, stuffed you in a closet so you had no time to develop your imagination and sense of fantasy? I suppose we should get rid of Elmo too (God forbid children think Monsters are cute, can talk and actually teach us something, right? Please, Please do not procreate….Really, really hope your sad, miserable life perks up a bit, but until then….no need to bring your depression to everyone elses party.

  30. 30

    Re: elle85 – and how is what she said Journalism?

  31. 31

    Re: Stephanie1968 – i agree with you. btw, i have a son who will not believe in santa, because we're trying, as much as we can, to not lie to him. we don't believe in using santa to get him to behave properly. to us, santa is a story just as jack in the beanstalk is a story. thanks for your posts. i'm amazed at all the over-reacting — wow!

  32. 32

    jack & the beanstalk

  33. 33

    I have to say that since my son asked (and yes I told him) that Santa is not a real person, he has been much more focused on giving than receiving during the holidays. He also became more aware of those in need when he realized that there wasn't a Santa watching out for those families. It's important that children transition to the real spirit of the holidays at some point. However, this was all done on his timeline, not one imposed by others. Every kid is different.

  34. 34

    Love her! Hahaha, that's great. There's no Santa people.

  35. 35

    Re: Stephanie1968 – Couldn't have said it better myself. The people calling you all sorts of names/trying to "analyze' your past by playing a psychologist (ex: santa didn't bring you toys) are clearly the ones with the issues. It's funny to read all the ridiculous comments, makes my day :p

  36. 36

    Re: Stephanie1968 – I see what your point is, all the while I really don't think it's a big deal for a parent to lie to their kid about Santa Claus — though I agree it's not a reason for them to tell their children to behave well because Santa Claus is coming.

  37. 37

    My god!! If convincing a child that there is a Santa makes them grow up to be like the people ready to kill me over my views, Ill pass, thank you very much lol!!!!

  38. @v@ says – reply to this


    Re: Stephanie1968 – Feel better? Bah humbug. You want them to skip all the magic and get right to the gifts. Pretty hollow, imo. Kids will become adults with all that truthiness soon enough.

  39. 39

    Society really is declining…Stephanie proved this.

  40. Kattz says – reply to this


    Stephanie: Santa and The Easter Bunny have nothing to do with the Christian church as they have roots in pagan traditions. The church views both as secular practice and often tend to disagree with their usage in celebration.

    At any rate: we fight to keep Santa alive to our daughter. We even go to such lengths as creating email addresses, having Santa forget a glove, or making reindeer prints in the yard. Not because we are lying to her, but because there is such a very limited time in anyones live that magic is real. That the potential that anything is possible is real. Before long reality will set in and what a sad day that will be.

    For now I will enjoy baking cookies and leaving them for Santa with my daughter.