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And some of you wondered how Athletic sports writer Nicole Auerbach made her way into the 2021 Woke All-Star Challenge. HAHAHAHAHA….that will be the last time you question the WASC commissioner. The woketress was at it this week, building up her 2022 woke resume when she went after PennLive.com for using — ‘Spared from abortion’ — in a subhead to its profile of Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons, who is expected to be a mid-first round pick in next week’s NFL Draft.
Nicole was instantly triggered. How dare this legitimate news outlet run “Spared from abortion” in a subhead and then put it on social media. The audacity! This cannot stand. This news outlet will conform to my beliefs. You cannot mention spared from abortion!! I want to talk to a manager.
I cannot believe a legitimate news outlet ran "spared from abortion" in a subhead about someone.@PennLive published this Tuesday AM and it's still up. https://t.co/TvyXkV4RWb pic.twitter.com/1U3dWwNxFS
— Nicole Auerbach 😷 (@NicoleAuerbach) April 22, 2021
Well, I have news for Nicole, not only is this Micah’s life story, but he’s also very appreciative of reporter Brian Linder for telling it as his life is about to change through the NFL Draft. Parsons trusted Linder with his story, and it includes Parsons’ mother, Sherese, contemplating aborting her pregnancy. She already had two kids and wasn’t sure if she could afford another mouth to feed, according to Micah.
“She talked my mom out of it,” Micah said of Sister Hall from a local Harrisburg church. “I think that is why (my mom) was always like, ‘God looks over you, son, and you should continue to keep doing good things in your life and give back to God.’ That was one of the first lessons she taught me.”
Linder’s exhaustive profile of Parsons doesn’t gloss over the fact that the linebacker has had his share of issues along the way. It’s not complete fluff. The profile shows that Parsons has flaws like all of us, but here he is sharing with the world that it’s not always been easy to live this life he was given.
Excellent job @SportsByBLinder These stories matter. Fortunately, there are still some good journalist in the business that care about writing good content on people, showing all sides, as opposed to harping on the same regurgitated, negative stories. 🤝 https://t.co/ge1etn1GEo
— Certifiedadvisor (@AndreOdom) April 22, 2021
“It’s a hard-knock life. But it shows it can be done. It can be done, if you have support and structure,” one former neighbor of Parsons’ family told Linder.
Now a college graduate with a degree in criminology and a father of a young son, Parsons isn’t in the mood to gloss over where he’s come from or where he’s going. It’s all out there, including the part about the pending abortion. Meanwhile, Auerbach and those like her have a problem with where the story started. How dare Micah tell this part of his life story? How dare a news outlet use a key moment in Parsons’ life in the subhead. So sickening, right Nicole?
By the way, go read the story, it’s some serious local journalism that you don’t see much of these days.
what in the actual hell
— Mike Golic Jr (@mikegolicjr) April 22, 2021