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Letter: Let them grieve in private

A sad story on the front page Saturday: A young mother loses her life in a traffic accident and leaves behind two young children, her husband, close family members and many friends (“One fatality reported in four-car crash on Clinton Street,” Monitor, Dec. 8).

Why did the Monitor reporter who wrote the story have to access the victim’s Facebook page so quickly? What are you looking for? Why did the Monitor reporter have to contact the families of the victim the very next day? What are you hoping to find out? Do you want to know how the families are feeling? How do you think they are feeling? They are devastated. They are also concerned about the children who lost their mother, the husband who lost his wife, the parents who lost their daughter.

Why do you have a need to contact the families for comment the very next day? Can’t you let them grieve in private? Are college courses in journalism missing a class related to compassion for victims? Why don’t you contact me for a few comments?

ERIC HASTINGS

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Legacy Comments2

I agree. For me it is disrespectful to call folks who just lost a loved one in a tragedy. The only folks who should have contact are family and friends. Whatever happened to privacy for those who are grieving? I have also found fault with pictures that are posted here when there are accidents. One that upset me was of a drowning and a picture was published that I found offensive and an invasion of privacy. There was a time when only the Enquirer posted these types of photos and articles. Not so today sadly..

Well said Rabbit !!!!

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