My God, Hasso – Just Stop Now, Please (aka Bad Editorial Writing 101, pt. 2)

A commenter at the DH gets to this before I did, so I’m just going to quote them rather than do the legwork.

Hering, in regards to the grandmother of Gabriel Allred’s willingness to adopt him:

It is a tribute to her grandmotherliness that she’s eager to take him and bring him up.


Hering a mere five lines later:

People who care for a child are eager to take him in and willing to raise him and make sacrifices for him — that ought to count at least as much as biological relations by blood, or even more. (hh)


Commenter John Puma:

” The editor writes himself into a corner. He first concedes that Gabriel’s grandmother is “eager to take him and bring him up” but a few words later suggests she does not fit his criterion of worthy parent who must be “eager to take him in and willing to raise him and make sacrifices for him.” If that eagerness “ought to count at least as much as biological relations by blood, or even more” then ALSO being a blood relation should seal the decision, in favor of the grandmother.


Seriously – does Hering not run his editorials by anyone before printing them? WTF?

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