Summary: We remain ignorant about the world because we reply on the news media for information. Recent events provide a powerful case study illustrating not only how the US news media misinforms us but why the American government has a dark reputation in much of the world.
The sanitized version: “American Charged in Pakistan Killing“, New York Times, 28 January 2011 — News for those who prefer Disneyland to reality.
A more complete brief: “A caper gone tragically wrong“, by F. B. Ali (Brigadier, Pakistan Army, retired), Sic Semper Tyrannis, 8 February 2011 — “The bomb continues to tick on.”
For those who want the rest of the story: “The Deepening Mystery of Raymond Davis and Two Slain Pakistani Motorcyclists“, Dave Lindorff, Counterpunch, 8 February 2011