KAMLOOPS —There is no Santa Claus.
We know that statement is a bald-faced lie. It is fake news.
Newspaper editor Francis Pharcellus Church of the New York Sun fact-checked it in 1897 and concluded, “He lives, and he lives forever.”
Fake Santa stories aren’t new. The latest is about a five-year-old terminally ill boy who died in Santa’s arms after the jolly old elf rushed from a department store gig to hospital to be with him.
“They say I’m gonna die,” the young boy supposedly told Santa. “How can I tell when I get to where I’m going?”