Candace Owens Tells Adam Carolla One Major Difference Between ‘Convicting A Murderer’ And ‘Making A Murderer’

Candace Owens, 'Convicting a Murderer'
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Candace Owens appeared on Adam Carolla’s podcast to talk about how she made “Convicting a Murderer” to seek out the truth rather than pursuing a single narrative by hiding facts like “Making a Murderer” did.

The 2015 Netflix documentary exploded in popularity as viewers became convinced that Steven Avery had been wrongly convicted for the murder of photographer Teresa Halbach. Owens said she originally doubted Avery’s guilt until she did some digging, which included her finding a ton of information that filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos left out.

Carolla said these types of projects are often “cooked” in a way that’s more subversive because it’s not as obvious as straight-up fictional movies, which viewers usually know aren’t real. “You can shape a documentary any way you want,” Carolla said during the podcast episode which aired Monday. 

“I think that the common perception when you’re watching a documentary is that, ‘This is true.’ For some reason, we trust a documentary more,” Owens agreed. 

She also mentioned how documentary filmmakers are also trusted more as a rule. And it helped that Steven Avery was wrongly convicted of rape before he was convicted of murder, which automatically helped make him a sympathetic character. 

Owens called it a “perfect atmosphere” to cast doubt on the guilty conviction. 

Carolla and Owens also discussed how average viewers couldn’t understand how someone who had been wrongly imprisoned for 12 years would commit a crime so soon after being released. But both agreed that this line of thinking was trying to “rationalize the irrational.” 

They said criminals commit crimes even though it’s not logical. That’s what makes them criminals. 

Owens said the difference between her documentary and “MAM” is that it uncovers the “dark history” Avery had, including grotesque animal abuse and escalating crimes leading up to Halbach’s murder. The “CAM” creator said these types of “inconvenient facts” were left out of the Netflix series because they didn’t fit the narrative.

During their conversation, Carolla and Owens noted how two women made the documentary, which they agreed makes it more susceptible to ignoring facts in favor of emotion because women are naturally more emotion-driven.

“We obviously live under a matriarchy,” Owens insisted, which Carolla agreed to. She went on to say how the same feminists “screaming about the patriarchy” are actually the ones in charge and are driving the radical social movements so prevalent in modern society.

If you missed the “Convicting a Murderer” series premiere, you can still catch up here. The remaining seven episodes will debut weekly on DailyWire+ every Thursday.

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