Premieres 12/1 at 8pm ET
Watch exclusively on DailyWire+
“Making a Murderer” was a hit for Netflix when it premiered in 2015. It explored the details of Steven Avery being found guilty of murdering photographer Teresa Halbach, casting doubt on Avery’s guilt by omitting key details from the investigation and trial.
Owens described her new series as “apolitical” and noted how people on both the left and right fell for the documentary makers’ deceptive tactics that made Avery look innocent of the murder he was found guilty of committing.
The podcast host told Roseanne Barr how audiences were “manipulated” into believing Avery was innocent because “Making a Murderer” filmmakers Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos “didn’t give you enough facts.”
Owens mentioned how not only does Avery have superfans and romantic interests as a result of the Netflix documentary, but also the family of murder victim Teresa Halbach have been “harassed” following its release.
The Netflix series created a national obsession with the case and did so without presenting a lot of the key details, which is why Owens felt compelled to expose those truths in “Convicting a Murderer.”
Barr’s co-host and producer Jake Pentland said he was a “huge Steven Avery fan” and believed he and his nephew Brendan Dassey were wrongly convicted and “railroaded” because they were low-income. He watched several episodes of “CAM” and said what the series exposed has caused him to question everything he thought he knew.
“It’s brilliant. I mean, I’m rethinking everything,” Pentland told Owens of the series.
“Netflix is a big old brainwasher,” Barr agreed.
Barr’s producer isn’t the only one loving “Convicting a Murderer.” The series has a 92% audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes and despite not being reviewed by any mainstream media outlets, it’s also been trending on the site.
“It is mind boggling how Netflix got away with making millions of dollars lying about Steven Avery,” one viewer wrote. “One episode is all I needed to see, (I have seen the first 3) to know this man is pure evil and guilty! Thank you [Candace Owens] for always digging deep to reveal the TRUTH!!”
“This documentary sheds an entirely new light on the Steven Avery saga & depicts a much different story than the skewed version we were given on Making a Murderer,” echoed another viewer.
“It’s baffling that the documentarians who made that series could withhold pertinent details that paint Steven as an innocent man being framed by law enforcement when he was not and is not by any stretch. The first 3 episodes have been eye opening and riveting and I’m chomping at the bit for the rest of the series to see what’s to come!”