A gem of a comeback on a prime time drama. After a character contended “the world is no longer as simple as us and them” and “if we don’t evolve beyond us-and-them logic, then we will go extinct,” another character retorted by wondering: “Did you take a New York Times suppository this morning because I can’t imagine how else anybody can internalize so many bullshit liberal talking points.”
The exchange came between two life-long friends in the intelligence community, in a flashback scene, as the two sat by a backyard pool somewhere in the Washington, DC area. It occurred on the episode of DirecTV’s Condor which ran a week ago, last Wednesday night. The third episode of the series airs three times tonight (Wednesday at 10 PM, 11:30 PM and 1:00 AM EDT) on the Audience channel. It can also be seen on AT&T’s DirecTV Now OTT service.
BTW, the guy spouting the liberal nostrums (“Joe Turner”) was undeterred, responding after the New York Times insult: “Arabs love their kids as much as you love yours. And part of what got them so pissed off is the injustice their children suffer at our hands.”
Condor is based on the Six Days of the Condor novel by James Grady which became a 1975 film thriller, Three Days of the Condor, starring Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway.
The AT&T page for the series offers this description:
Joe Turner has always been conflicted about his work for the CIA. But when something he’s discovered gets his entire office killed, leaving Joe as the only survivor and forcing him to go on the run, the theoretical reservations he’s always harbored turn into all-too-real moral dilemmas. Under life or death pressure, Joe will be forced to redefine who he is and what he’s capable of in order to discover who’s behind this far-reaching conspiracy, and stop them from completing their deadly objective that threatens the lives of millions. Inspired by Paramount’s Sydney Pollack 1975 political thriller Three Days of the Condor. CONDOR stars Max Irons, William Hurt, Leem Lubany, Mira Sorvino, Brendan Fraser, and Bob Balaban.