Wow. The ugliness is stinging. Both Men's News Daily and something called CoolTools4Men now have linked to this picture from my photo albums. It was taken, folks, in Exeter on New Year's Day. My niece and my nephew were playing nearby. What the implication is, I don't know. The caption at MND reads:
Worth a Thousand Words: Photo of Hugo Schwyzer at Play.
Yup, I am the kind of uncle who gets on a fish to amuse his seven year-old nephew and three year-old niece. For exactly the reasons that MND's posting makes clear, I don't put pics of the children in my family on the internet. Everything I needed to know about the character of the MND folks has been made clear to me now.
I have pics in my albums of a chinchilla on my head. I have a pic of me running a race shirtless. I have a pic of me with my beloved brother wearing paper crowns. I'm not trying to hide from anyone. But in my naivete, I didn't think my pictures would be used against me this way.
Am I overreacting? What is Men's News Daily implying? Is this a standard tactic with your opponents, fellows?
You wanted to hurt me, you succeeded. Rejoice, boys.
UPDATE: Men's News Daily has taken down the pic and the link, though I am told it remains present at other forums. A sincere thank you to whomever it was at MND who decided that posting it in the first place was beyond the pale.
And I am so done with this topic. On to cross-country running tomorrow.