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news story: On the CBC's website, the top story the morning after the massacre was about corruption in American college admissions, and two days later about three Montrealers who choose to wash dishes for a living, according to Rabble. What a marked and devastating contrast to the wall-to-wall coverage dedicated to far less fatal acts of violence committed by Muslims abroad. Initially, the mass killings barely made the front page of The Globe and Mail the news was relegated to page four the first day after the atrocity, and the day following confined to a small black box at the top of the front page which was dominated by a picture of Finance Minister Bill Morneau, not connected to any pressing news story . Even the car advertisement at the bottom was given more space on the front page than the planned and targeted gunning down of Muslims in prayer the death toll at the time was 49 and has since risen to 50 . While the shootings were allocated greater prominence in the paper following widespread criticism of The Globe's coverage, they have primarily been framed as a problem of gun control -- not the white supremacist ideology of the man wielding the weapon. By three days after the mosque attacks, they had already virtually disappeared from the online homepages of Canada's two national mainstream newspapers, The Globe and Mail and National Post. To state the facts, however, and then to bury them in a mass of other information is to say to the reader with a certain infectious calm yes, mass murder took place, but it's not that important. While the Boston Marathon bombing which killed three people was memorialized in Canadian media on its one-year anniversary, will anyone in Canada remember the carnage at Christchurch one year from now As the eminent American historian Howard Zinn observed in A People's History of the United States Outright lying or quiet omission takes the risk of discovery which, when made, might arouse the reader to rebel against the writer. ( As reported in the news.