Fox Information Slammed for Whitewashing Georgia Spa Shooter as “‘Remorseful’ Intercourse Addict?”

The front cover of the Fox News website on Thursday featured a graphic for the story of the 21-year-old Georgia man who was accused of shooting eight people, including seven women, six of whom are Asian-American. The graphic headline reads “‘Regret’ Sex Addict?”

“Atlanta suspect had rehab, was ashamed of addiction, say ex-roommates,” said the sub-head.

The title has changed several times. The Fox News homepage now reads: “Ex-roommates of the Atlanta massacre suspect say he went into rehab for sex addiction and felt extremely guilty.” The article itself says, “Atlanta shooting suspect attended rehab for sex addiction, felt ‘remorse and shame,’ say former roommates.”

Here’s how it appeared on the front page of Fox News at 3:54 p.m.

Those who support Robert Aaron Long and insist on his alleged “addiction” made him likely not understand growing up in some Christian evangelical homes, according to Chrissy Stroop of Religion Dispatches.

The person who delivers this message most often is the youth pastor – in this case Long’s father.

Long’s sex drive was likely normal, but he was taught to be evil and to be suppressed until marriage. This leads many evangelical boys to believe they have sex or porn addiction.

– Chrissy Stroop (@C_Stroop) March 17, 2021

The online outrage over Fox News, which was protecting the white killer of predominantly Asian women, was palpable.

“The” repentant “sex addict?”

We need to delete Fox News

– Benjamin Dixon (@BenjaminPDixon) March 18, 2021

If you had any doubt about how nasty Fox News can be, this is one of the headlines on their website today: Unfortunately, this is not a joke.

“The ‘repentant’ sex addict. The suspect from Atlanta was in rehab and was ashamed of the addiction, say ex-roommates.”

– Janice Hough (@leftcoastbabe) March 18, 2021

The murderer who killed 8 people in GA is a terrorist. He is not a “man who had a bad day”. He’s not a “good boy who went to church”. He is not a “sex addict with a mental health problem”. He’s a fucking “white supremacist terrorist”. @cnn @Reuters @nypost @FoxNews

– ΔDЯƐWC! FƐЯΔ (@BurnzGTM) March 18, 2021

“Osama bin Laden, repentant sex addict, say former roommates.”

I wonder how that would have played out on Fox News.

– Kurt Vonnegut’s sphincter (@kurtssphincter) March 18, 2021

The media’s efforts to turn this terrorist into a personable figure are an utter disgrace.

– Markos Moulitsas (@markos) March 18, 2021

Fox News Logic:

ATL Shooter – Repentant Sex Addicts

George Floyd – “Probably High”

– Kyle Morse (@Kyle_A_Morse) March 18, 2021

Spit here only, but maybe a really remorseful sex addict could just shoot himself in the tail with a gun instead of murdering sex workers ¯ _ (ツ) _ / ¯

– andi zeisler (@andizeisler), March 18, 2021

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