Saturday, December 3, 2011

Robin Robinson santa clause

Robin Robinson santa clause

Robin Robinson santa clause-Anchor's Santa faux pas angers parents, Robin Robinson Apologizes for Saying There is No Santa On Air. Just as WGN Evening News is built around Tom Skilling's 40-minute weather forecasts, Fox News Chicago's 9 p.m. newscast is worth watching because you never know when co-anchor Robin Robinson will engage in real talk on air.

During Tuesday night's broadcast, co-anchor Bob Sirott did a segment on how shopping mall Santas are are being trained to profile the financial situations of parents in order to tone down the expectations of their kids gift wishes. So, as Sirott suggests at the end of the segment, "If a kid says, 'Santa, I want a Maserati,' let Santa be the one to say, 'No. You get a Yugo and be happy about it.'" The segment was a dark version of a Jean Shepherd story.A veteran news anchor caused a grinchy reaction when she made an off-hand reference to Santa Claus and whether the big guy exists or not during a live evening news broadcast.

Anchor Robin Robinson, who has been with WFLD-TV for several years, was engaging in chit chat with co-anchor Bob Sirott about a piece that appeared during the newscast's Tuesday night "Talker" segment. In the segment, Sirott examined how mall Santas are responding now to requests from young kids, many of whom ask for extravagant or expensive gifts.

The news story was an attempt to link the country's struggling economy and realistic expectations that many "Santa schools" are teaching to mall Santas.

After the segment, Robinson inferred that kids should be told the truth about Santa Claus "as soon as kids can talk."

"Stop trying to convince your kids that Santa is Santa," Robinson said.

"Santa is a symbol of the generosity of the season," she said matter-of-factly. "You go sit on his lap and we'll take a picture, but he's not coming down the chimney. He's not eating those cookies. He's not bringing you anything!"

The segment aired around 9:45 pm and Robinson's response provoked quite a response. So much so, that she issued a mea culpa the next night for her remarks. The station also posted her apology on its Website the next night.

"It was careless and callous to say what I said in what could have been mixed company," she said. "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!

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