Stephen Schwartz, Web Moron

In response to Justin Raimondo’s article today, Stephen Schwartz has written a letter, from which I excerpt a key portion:

You have no right to misuse a copyrighted photo of me. Remove it from your links forthwith.

We did not run a photo of Mr. Schwartz, we merely linked to a photo on the Website of The Atlantic.

On the the other hand FrontPageMag did run a copyrighted photo of Justin on their front page accompanying the article by Mr. Schwartz attacking Mr. Raimondo.

Two years ago Mr. Schwartz threatened to sue for linking to a San Francisco Examiner article which talked about his arrest for writing graffiti on a wall. The article explained that Mr. Schwartz was responding to grafitti that said “Stephen Schwartz is the Philosophical Whore of North Beach.”

Mr. Schwartz’s lawyer and I had a long conversation in which I explained to him the difference between linking to an article and actually running the article. Since his lawyer had no email address and had never been on the Web, he was grateful for the clarification. No legal action was forthcoming, of course.

Now that we are in the 21st Century, you would think that Mr. Schwartz would have learned the difference between publishing something and citing it, but some people are just slow.

For his own education, I would like to point out that Mr. Schwartz’s photos can be viewed here, here, and here.