If I were the father of one of the children who died in the Devonport tragedy, I’m not sure how I would cope with all the media attention I would be getting. I personally would want to grieve privately and personally with my family and friends but I wouldn’t be allowed to. Reporters and cameras would follow me and they would ask inane questions such as how am I coping with my sadness. And if I remained private, chances are someone would offer me money for an in depth personal interview.
I wonder how many of the grieving parents in Devonport feel like I do and would prefer to grieve in private.