In "Three Days of the Condor," Robert Redford plays CIA researcher Joseph Turner, aka the Condor, who in a memorable scene, discusses politics and philosophy with a CIA agent. The agent is trying to explain to him why the agency has to mislead the public for its own good. Appalled, Turner responds:

"Boy, what is it with you people? You think not getting caught in a lie is the same thing as telling the truth?"

In the nearly 40 years since that movie was released, it seems as if society has come to fully embrace not getting caught in a lie over telling the truth.

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