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Ladies and gentlemen, this is the Associated Press: "Global video gaming company that backed search for WWII fighter jets says no planes in Myanmar."

One of these things is not like the other -- or as the Professor writes, "Would someone explain to the Associated Press that Spitfires aren’t 'Fighter Jets?'"

And while the page that Glenn linked to was on Fox News, note that the Washington Post, Montreal Gazette and Minneapolis Star-Tribune all ran with the headline from the wire service with its self-described "commitment to the highest standards of objective, accurate journalism," as well.

I realize that the AP Stylebook can't cover everything, but given how little history is currently being taught in school, perhaps it should include a chapter written by Jane's. Or in this case, simply a page on how to use Wikipedia.

Incidentally, perhaps Mr. Peterman might have been consulted on the headline as well.