According to my notes, radical inhibitors tend to turn a more reactive radical into a less reactive radical by making it more stable. For instance, the hydroquinone reacts with a radical species, forming a more resonance stabilized radical, which is less reactive.
However, when deciding to abstract a proton to create the major mono-halogenated product, we must choose a proton that has will create the most stable radical. In another words, the weakest C-H bond is broken first to form the most stable radical, which reacts to form the major mono-halogenated product. To me, this implies that greater radical stability increases rate of the monohalogenation reaction. And this contradicts the idea of the "less reactive, more stable radical" in radical inhibitor mechanism.
What am I missing? Any help will be appreciated.