I believe we Americans are very much submerged within a news structure that is very popagandistic. It's worthwhile to look to international sources. Here's a sampling of some news not covered in the U.S. that is important.
The first is important not just because of the seriousness of the issue, but also because it is has been widely covered in foreign press. There is reason to believe that U.S. personnel were responsible for a huge atrocity in Afghanistan that is comparable to 9-11. Perhaps thousands of Taliban fighters that had surrendered were killed in a horrific way and buried in mass graves. This incident in captured in a documentary called Afghan Massacre: Convoy of Death. You can watch the film online. An early screening was shown at European Parliament in Brussels. The final screening was broadcast in a variety of countries. The film was not screened in the U.S. and has received no media coverage here.
The claim is that these Afghans were loaded into containers extremely tightly. The containers were closed as the trucks sat in the sweltering heat. The men cried out for air and the response was to riddle the containers with bullet holes, killing those near the sides. They rode in these containers for hours. Apparently they resorted to biting one another and licking sweat from skin in order to get fluids. When the containers were finally opened the stench of vomit, feces, urine, rotting flesh, and blood were released. Most inside were dead. Those that weren't yet dead were shot in the head. The corpses were dumped in mass graves. This was the fate of thousands.
Other more recent foreign news is that U.S. drone attacks in Pakistan are at record levels. Of the 12 that occurred in January 10 went wrong and failed to hit their targets, killing 123 people. The remaining 2 killed 3 Al Qaeda leaders. The increase is apparently due to the suicide attack that killed 7 CIA agents. Interestingly the suicide bomber was motivated by a U.S. drone attack that had killed a TTP chief. What should we expect will happen as drone attacks are increased?
Canada is talking about some news. On The Fifth Estate they revealed that there is no reason to believe the 9/11 hijackers used box cutters. The claim was made by Ted Olsen. Olsen is known for being the lawyer that argued before the Supreme Court in Bush v Gore. He was Bush's attorney. He said that he received a call from his wife, Barbara Olsen, while she was aboard the plane that hit the Pentagon. I personally watched his description of the calls, which I believe I saw on CNN. Now it turns out those calls never happened. Olsen was either duped or he was lying. This means nothing as far as 9/11 conspiracies in my mind, but I'd think it would be newsworthy in the States. It hasn't been covered to my knowledge.
Here's a story that did get some U.S. coverage, but have you heard of it? This AP article suggests Pat Tillman may have been murdered. I'm making no claim one way or the other, but notice the lack of coverage.