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Author and Daily Wire host Candace Owens is revealing more details about her new docuseries “Convicting a Murderer” (CAM), which tells the other side of Netflix’s hit limited series “Making a Murderer” (MAM).
MAM focuses on Wisconsin resident Steven Avery and his nephew, Brendan Dassey, who were convicted of murdering photographer Teresa Halbach. The series became a smash, garnering attention from celebrities and others online contending Avery is innocent.
Speaking to Daily Wire Editor Emeritus Ben Shapiro on “The Ben Shapiro Show,” Owens said the MAM creators, Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, engaged in “deceptive editing,” which Owens details in CAM.
“So I think one of the things that they were really brilliant at — these two documentary makers — was deceptive editing,” Owens told Shapiro. “If they’re showing you parts of the court testimony, you’re thinking that you’re watching a person respond.”
Owens then outlined an example of a police officer tensing up and looking as if he was not telling the truth after a pointed question was asked in court. However, Owens said the question in the documentary was asked at a different time, meaning the officer’s “reaction” was not really his reaction to that specific question.
“They just used him sitting up at a different moment and put it next to a question that he was asked at a different time,” she said. “So it was sort of these deceptive editing tricks to heavily suggest that people were either innocent or people were guilty.”
Owens also revealed that the apparent narrative in MAM doesn’t hold up to her research. “We have Avery’s family in the documentary, so that’s really incredible to actually hear from his brother — to be able to ask them those pointed questions,” Owens said.
Most important to Owens, though, is for people to keep an open mind, even if they have strong views favorable to Netflix’s MAM.
“I love the opportunity to change people’s minds,” she said. “And I think that afterwards, again, if you are a person that is willing to exercise that humility, you’re just going to go, ‘Wow, it’s incredible.’ And you will probably not doubt yourself, but you’ll grow from the experience.”
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DailyWire+ will stream the first two episodes of the highly anticipated true crime series for free on the platform on Friday with early access for members beginning on Thursday. Episode one will also be available to view on the DailyWire+ YouTube channel as well as on X. The remaining seven episodes will debut weekly on the subscriber-based streaming service every Thursday.