Aww, that's awful. I have to admit I'd be pretty crushed if this was how I found out Santa wasn't real. As for her apology, it seemed pretty insincere and sarcastic. While I understand that some families don't play along with the idea of Santa, many do and I think it's only fair to be mindful of that when you're broadcasting to an entire city. Way to go, Fox.
I think she should have realized that children could have been watching TV and heard her saying that Santa didn't exist. I'm surprised she went off the way she did and i think the only reason why she apologized was because it was damage control.
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When I saw the headline for this video, I thought it was going to be a slip. After watching it, I thought it was extremely careless for the anchor to go on a tangent about how Santa isn't real because not only did it probably cause a lot of questions from the kids, but the parents might have been equally annoyed and turned off from the news station. There's no harm in talking about Santa like he is real, I think it's a great thing even if you know he's not. I don't see why she did that. But it was right to apologize, even if the apology didn't seem too heart-felt.
Wow, I bet no one was expecting that to happen! Of course there's something wrong with what she said. Children could have easily heard her, and it wasn't just a "slip-up" either; she completely went off on a total rant about it. Maybe she was showing some animosity, had a life-long grudge perhaps? Whatever the reason, it was uncalled for. The apology had good intentions (even though it may not have seemed sincere), and it was the right thing to do. I do think she only apologized though because Fox most likely made her.
"Father Christmas, give us some money/ We got no time for your silly toys/ We'll beat you up if you don't hand it over....Give all your toys, to the little rich boys." The Kinks "Father Christmas" said it better than any of us ever could---or would...Adieu.
What an asshole. Fox News sucks.
When I was a kid I would have dismissed her tirade as foolishness and anti-Christmas, thinking that she must have been bad when she was little and gotten coal instead of gifts from Santa. So I don't necessarily think that what she said is that big of a deal. I can remember almost constantly being told by my peers, who really had no idea themselves at the time, that Santa wasn't real. In addition, most Christmas movies involving Santa include at least one character who dismisses the possibility of Santa's existence. So, my point is, this anchor's tirade is not necessarily something that can't be overcome by the imagination and wonder of children during the Holiday season because chances are they area already exposed to such sentiments in some way or another. Thus, I don't think that her actions are as unforgivable as some others might take them for. In addition, I think that the news is largely watched by adults and older children who already don't believe in Santa so really, the harm this woman did is probably minimal at worst. With that said, I definitely think that it would have been best to avoid saying such things because it is just in bad taste and shows poor judgment on her part. Additionally, her apology should have been much more sincere. Hearing her tone and watching her facial expressions I can clearly see her boss, in a closed office, mandating that she make an apology on air. I think that perhaps they should have made it into a segment where she declares that Santa is indeed real, adding a nice, cheerful Holiday feeling to the broadcast. All in all though, I don't think that the original broadcast is too much of a big deal and my biggest problem is with the poor apology.
When I first read this, I thought it was going to be a blooper or something completely unintentional, but when I watched it and saw that the anchor was 100% serious I was shocked. I wouldn't have wanted to find out about Santa from hearing someone on the news say it. I know a lot of adults watch the news when they're cooking dinner and kids are in and out of the living room, so if I knew my cousins or neighbors found out this way, I'd feel so sorry for them! I would make something up to try and convince them he's still real. Her apology didn't seem very genuine either, it was very obviously forced in my opinion.
I don't think what she did was very professional. She acted like everyone should know that Santa isn't real, but some kids grow up with the idea of Santa while others don't. I can imagine she got many complaints from viewers. Her apology didn't seem very real either. She probably was told by Fox that she had to apologize.
I feel like this woman got a lot of coal as a child...
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