he should of - who writes this tripe?
“he should of - who writes this tripe?”
Paul Bedard — author of the article.
You’re right to pin it on the writer. The girl probably said “should’ve” — the proper contraction of “should have”. It happens to sound just like “should of” — but, the reporter “should’ve” known which was correct.
That is most likely an accurate quote. People really are that ignorant of proper English.