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Comments on Monday 27 December 2010:
There's some really strange phrasing in the AP version of the "tourist unexpectedly dies kind of in the vicinity of a Disney bus" news story today; phrasing which also made its way into the television news.

Okay, my version there is exaggerating the case, but the real version says "A tourist from Massachusetts was killed when he walked in front of a bus at a Walt Disney World resort." and "stepped in front of a Disney bus ... died at Orlando Regional Medical Center."

The story sounds like he happened to be in front of a bus when an assassin or cholesterol got to him - how can they say the same thing in two distinct paragraphs without mentioning the bus hit him? The man was hit by a bus.

To make up for this bizarrely distractingly over-gentle phrasing, I would like to present this balancing headline "Disney bus murders innocent tourist." [19:17]

Sheree
It's probably just a case of they're not sure exactly what happened quite yet, and they're trying to cover their own @$$. If AP implies that Disney was at fault, and it ends up being proven that Disney wasn't at fault (for example: a truck hit the bus from behind, shoving it forward), Disney could sue AP for defamation, libel, or whatever.

LiLRiper
underneath the article is the mentioning of a boy, being struck and killed by a bus on campgrounds, while riding a bike. why the bus massacres? does no one look left or right anymore?
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