While Donald Trump has become famous for railing on about “Fake News,” the media have become quick to defend their integrity. However, the depth of the media’s lies is apparent and may be deeper than most imagine.
Let’s start with what is probably one of the greatest cultural frauds in recent history, though it is mostly unknown today: Saturday Night Fever.
Many of us were roughly the same age as Tony Manero, the hero in the 1977 movie, when it came out. The movie hijacked American culture for about two years, rocketing disco up the charts, until a Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park in 1979 put an end to genre almost overnight.
Three months before disco’s demise, a Newsweek April 2, 1979 cover confidently proclaimed that disco had won the culture wars. Rock ‘n’ roll was dead. But a few months later, by the fall of 1979, disco was gone. What happened?
What happened was that the disco culture was a house of cards. The signature statement of that culture, Saturday Night Fever, was a total fraud. MORE