By sending these children away, “you are handing them a death sentence,” says José Arnulfo Ochoa Ochoa, an expert in Honduras wi
th World Vision International, a Christian humanitarian aid group. This abrogates international conventions we have signed and undermines our credibility as a humane country. It would be a disgrace if this wealthy nation turned its back on the 52,000 children who have arrived since October, many of them legitimate refugees. —“The Children of the Drug Wars,” Sonia Nazario Which phrases indicate this passage is from an editorial? Check all that apply. “handing them a death sentence” “an expert in Honduras” “a Christian humanitarian aid group” “undermines our credibility as a humane country” “would be a disgrace” “52,000 children who have arrived”
Although an editorial might offer facts to support its argument, unlike news reports, editorials´ principal objective is not to factual provide information, but to express an opinion. That´s why emotional and personal arguments are present in the literary strategies of editorials, to better express the viewpoint of the editor, or even an entire editorial board.