News anchor denies Santa Claus exists on live TV

Jesse Michaels
Senior News Editor
Daily Buzz

There's a real life Grinch on television.

A Chicago news anchor certainly was not in a festive mood when she reported that Santa did not exist, much to the chagrin of sensitive young (and young at heart) ears that may have been listening to the news cast.

Robin Robinson kept up the rant (coming at the end of an editorial about gift giving during a recession), saying:

"Santa is a symbol of the generosity of the season. You go sit on his lap and we'll take a picture," Robinson said, suggesting that children should be told there is no Santa as soon as they're able to talk. "But he's not coming down the chimney, he's not eating those cookies, he's not bringing you anything!"

Watch the rant below and her subsequent but rather hollow apology the next evening.

Will it be enough to get Robinson back on Santa's "nice" list?