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BBC Journalist Makes Outrageous Santa Claus Claim, Then Apologizes For ‘Fake News’

 

By Lee Moran, Huffington Post, 02/16/2017

Santa Claus is certain to put BBC journalist Nick Robinson on his naughty list this Christmas.

The BBC Radio 4 “Today” program presenter stunned listeners during Thursday morning’s broadcast by suggesting that the jolly gift-giver doesn’t actually exist.

“It’s like learning Father Christmas isn’t real for the first time, isn’t it? I’m still in shock,” Robinson said during a discussion about the station’s long-running drama “The Archers.”...

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Santa Johnny Boy

Maybe he never got the toys he really wanted for Christmas...

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Elf Without Jingles

Y'know what? Enough already with the references to 'fake news'! Before 2017 is out, this whole 'fake news' thing will find its way to Bakken and the World Santa Claus Congress; and they were gonna have a nice 60th Anniversary Bash in July. But noooooooooooo!!! Those media morons didn't wanna leave it alone; now, by this Christmas, we'll all be muttering about 'fake news'. 

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Santa Robin Z

News is fake? :o  (Just kidding)

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SantaMikeUK

Whilst this is a little different, anyone who still believes that the BBC is unbiased and impartial is living in a dream world. It is sad, but very true that the BBC has an agenda these days, and has done for around 2 decades. They spin their stories like everyone else now.

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14 hours ago, SantaMikeUK said:

Whilst this is a little different, anyone who still believes that the BBC is unbiased and impartial is living in a dream world. It is sad, but very true that the BBC has an agenda these days, and has done for around 2 decades. They spin their stories like everyone else now.

Hey Santa Mike, don't dispare,  it's like that in THIS country, too!

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mach1marty

I get my news from the newspaper, and it's not fake at all....

Blondie and Dagwood are still married, Dennis is always a menace, Beetle Baily is still lazy.....

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