Several things struck me watching Channel Ten’s The Sunday Project this week which I think are important to highlight.
Chairman Dan made an appearance; which is not entirely surprising considering it’s a safe leftie space for him and he needs all the support he can get right now having delivered a road map to nowhere.
So, Dan was in.
But what wasn’t mentioned during the 60-minute show was that a father was murdered, on Father’s Day, by his ex.
A 41-year-old woman was arrested and charged with domestic violence murder and contravening a domestic violence order.
The man, Kevin Crumblin, 50, left a trail of blood as he fled the Bray Park home in Brisbane and headed to a service station about 100 metres up the road desperately seeking help. He succumbed to his injuries and died at the scene. Emergency services had been called after a “disturbance” just after 11:30pm on Saturday night.
The murdered man was himself a loving father.
A friend of the murdered man told me:
“I only knew him as a local friendly kinda guy. I used to stop past his house and say hello. Sometimes we’d have a quick beer and chat about football and life in general. Sometimes he’d ask if my son would like to feed his parrots. He was kind but if I could tell you anything about him… he had a big heart for kids. He loved his daughters so much. We had to see his blood all down the footpath… His daughters are going to look back on this one day.”
It wasn’t hard for me to track down this friend and get some insights, but The Sunday Project didn’t bother to even include it in their supposed news show?
A father murdered on Father’s Day isn’t a top story?
Can you even begin to imagine the coverage if this was a mother murdered on Mother’s Day by her ex?
The Project panel wouldn’t be silent then, would they?
Instead, they chose to include The Sydney Morning Herald story that “One in 10 babies born to women over 30 are conceived via IVF.”
Let it be noted that women’s health is deemed more important than the loss of a father’s life – even on Father’s Day.
Marx would be so proud.
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Corrine Barraclough has a journalism career spanning 20 years, including senior positions at national magazines in London, New York & Sydney. She embraced the whirlwind of celebrity and entertainment journalism and the heady lifestyle that went with it before walking away from it all to live on the Gold Coast and pursue a balanced life.
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