Let me see a show of hands. How many of you were amused, even momentarily, by Theodore Kaczynskiís playful responses in Harvardís published survey of alumni accomplishments? Now, how many of you instead were, like the Boston Globe's editorial board, outraged over Harvardís apparent insensitivity toward the Unabomberís victims and their families?
If you sided with the Globe's board and the rest of the PC crowd, then did you find it curious that the paper decided to reprint Kaczynski's alumni profile and publicize it as news, even while criticizing Harvard for publishing the original in a limited circulation book? And were you also offended by the Unabomber display at the Newseum in Washington D.C., an exhibit that featured Kaczynskiís Montana cabin in which he constructed his explosive devices?
And were you at all critical of the recent public auction by the federal government of the Unabomber's 35,000-word manifesto that was once published verbatim in The Washington Post? Actually, if any publishing decision related to the Unabomberís saga was ill-advised, then arguably it would have been that move by the Post to provide a forum for a deadly serial killer.