Ace says it best:
Total fusion of media power and government power, what could possibly go wrong?
— DepressiveBlogger69 (@AceofSpadesHQ) February 25, 2013
But the thing is, I liked him. And, more relevant to Ace’s point: they didn’t.
So you’ll permit me to be totally disgusted.
*Well, he was scheduled to address the audience on March 30, 1981, in a pre-taped segment. John Hinckley tried to kill him on that day, and it’s not clear to me whether the taped segment was actually shown or not.
UPDATE: Apparently the ceremony was postponed for a day, which only seems appropriate.