The Unabomber Hates the Newseum Also
3:38 PM, Aug 13, 2008 • By JAIME SNEIDER
Ted Kaczynski's cabin is on display now at the Newseum in Washington, DC, and he's none too pleased about it. Apparently an ad for the Unabomber exhibit found its way into his "supermax" federal prison in Colorado. He has sent a three page handwritten complaint to a U.S. Court of Appeals requesting relief -- on behalf of his victims and their families.
Kaczynski explains how he came upon the news: "I recently received a page from the Washington Post, June 19, 2008, page A9. This compromises a full-page, full-color advertisement that features my cabin, which is being exhibited publicly at something called a 'Newseum.'" He goes on to say that he's troubled that his victims must endure further publicity of his crimes, as they have objected in the past to the publication of his writings.
Although I question Kaczynski's sincerity, I do share his dismay with the Newseum. Andrew Ferguson had the definitive take-down in the WEEKLY STANDARD.
So I guess the question is does the "hands on" experience of the Newseum allow visitors to handle the contents of Kaczynski's cabin? Do recall among his only possessions was an underlined copy of Al Gore's Earth in the Balance.