Candace Owens took a page out of Michael Moore’s playbook … with a twist.
The far-Left filmmaker makes documentaries where his Everyman presence powers the narrative. He’s front and center, an outraged Joe Sixpack supposedly speaking truth to power.
Moore’s math rarely adds up, though, and that’s being kind.
Owens’ “The Greatest Lie Ever Sold” doesn’t have that problem. The Daily Wire star skewers Black Lives Matter, the mainstream press and the distortions surrounding the 2020 death of George Floyd.
She’s done her homework, and she happily shows the math.
The result? You won’t look at the media the same way again. And you’ll likely feel for Sharon Osbourne, a BLM contributor with serious second thoughts about the group’s intentions.
Owens leads us through her personal connection to the Floyd protests. She rejected the notion that Floyd, an addict and career criminal, deserved martyr status after dying after a confrontation with Minneapolis police.
And she said so while virtually everyone else was genuflecting toward the rising BLM cause.
For that, the media pounced and seized on the black conservative, as did Dave Chappelle. “Lie” features the stand-up comedian slamming Owens in the cruelest way possible without taking her critiques head on.
One wonders what the comic genius might say if he watched “The Greatest Lie Ever Sold?” He’d have a better understanding of how the press manipulates Americans, for starters.
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Owens shares a fuller look at Floyd, letting his long-time roommates describe someone who routinely read from the Bible to help straighten his life out.
He’s not the first addict to fail in that mission, but their memories of Floyd are sincere and powerful. Later, Owens notes that Floyd’s family, plastered over the news in the days and weeks following his death, ignored Floyd’s apartment and left his car and belongings for others to remove.
Owens digs deeper into Floyd’s death, analyzing body cam footage that questioned the media narratives surrounding Police Officer Derek Chauvin’s actions during their fatal clash.
A chilling segment focuses on a Minnesota news anchor targeted by BLM protesters for being married to a police union president. BLM activists demanded her resignation and protested at her home, where a local Democrat pummeled pinatas with their likenesses.
She also endured death threats before the Minnesota native lost her job.
Why haven’t we heard more about this? What a dereliction of duty by the media. Shouldn’t they have rallied to her side?
Owens’ “Lie” lacks the subtle humor and sophistication found in The Daily Wire’s previous documentary, “What Is a Woman?” And “Lie’s” final half hour feels more like a well-produced episode of Owens’ podcast, not a feature film.
The documentary deserves more outside sources to break up Owens’ narrative and reinforce her arguments. As is, the most powerful moments come when Owens interviews people impacted by Floyd’s death.
It’s shocking to see an entrepreneur describe what happened when he publicly complained about his stores being repeatedly looted during the 2020 BLM protests. His comments caught the attention of Chrissy Teigen, quasi-canceled last year for her bullying tactics.
Turns out Teigen’s bullying didn’t end with Courtney Stodden. Teigen harassed the shop owner, as if he were to blame for Floyd’s death in some way. It’s a gross series of events that deserves greater scrutiny.
The film’s limitations can’t dim its engrossing content. And the information she reveals is nothing short of enraging.
Thousands of well-meaning Americans filled BLM coffers in 2020, hoping the organization could help black Americans and help heal old, but still raw, racial wounds.
Instead, BLM, Inc. poured millions into trans causes and plenty more into dubious groups that care more about rabble rousing than helping the less fortunate.
A quick trip to the “autonomous zone” dedicated to Floyd’s life in Minnesota looks like a dystopian wasteland. Imagine what BLM cash could do for that community.
And, of course, Owens exposes how BLM founder Patrisse Cullors used some of that cash to line her own pockets and her closest family members, too.
Now, why didn’t any major news organization do the same? Were they afraid of what they might find?
Owens caps “The Greatest Lie Ever Sold” with a stunt that would make Moore proud. We won’t reveal it here. Just know it’s a gimmick that cements her contention that BLM isn’t making America a more just country.
HiT or Miss: “The Greatest Lie Ever Sold” could use a few nips and tucks, but it’s powerful warning about BLM cannot be denied.
Michael Moore’s playbook? Hahaha. More like the Dinesh D’Souza playbook… At least Moore has a modicum of integrity. This “documentary” is the usual opinions masquerading as fact, insinuation and logical fallacy that Trumpers go gaga for. Embarrassing excuse for ‘journalism’ from this right wing shill.
Your just a wack job leftest who is soooooo far out of reach with reality! And Biden is doing such a wonderful job too, huh.
Do you believe in God? If so, you really need to start praying for help!!
Might want to hear the other side of this story to get a full perspective.
The other side bro? He talks for 1 hr disproving nothing Candace said. Nobody watches him, or discusses points he’s trying to make, because he made zero points. Ppl discuss Candace’s hair, not his video. It’s useless. You have anything real?
I don’t really care about politics in USA, I am not from there.. Left or right..I don’t care. I am probably somewhere around the centre. Although I used to lean left, I think they dropped the ball and I cannot identify with most of the BS I am hearing from that aisle. I also don’t claim that the documentary is some kind of masterpiece – but I can tell that you have not seen it!
She follows the money and it’s not pretty – the fact! Sorry your bubble burst.
You are absolutely right Ondras…. Candace is nothing but a money-grubbing [bleep]
Go Jefferson….. Yes spot on!!!!
This documentary spills the molten hot truth all over the left progressive ghouls that kneel down and praise to the criminal conspiracy that is BLM. This documentary is marked with legitimate research, documents, videos, real-life experiences, and believe it or not, actual facts. The dark left ghouls of course call truth lies, and lies truth, but the sunshine has finally breached the horizon, exposing this BLM lie and many others spewed by the progressive left. They are now scrambling and running over each other over, stabbing each other in the back, and trying to divert attention elsewhere so they can find their dank hiding place to avoid the light of the truth spilling across their battleground of intentional destruction.
Yes! Thanks for having the guts and integrity to tell the truth about the manipulating, lying and hateful left wing BLM. It’s phony as all heck.
Wow project much??? It’s really sickening how you fall and huff over Candace Owens
I honestly don’t care about the left or right. I think people and cases should be judged individually on it’s merit not by agenda or the flawed non existent conspiracy theories and what you are SHOWN instead of unbiased truth. It does not matter if you don’t like the lips the truth come out of it matters whether or not you can back up what your saying. Is it based on facts or emotions. Ms. Owens backed her statements with concrete facts where BLM only prayed on emotions and BS. Even if the it’s true, that police or government in general think black people in this country are willfully ignorant, violent, lesser members of society all those who try to use race as the excuse for everything As black ppl we are proving the ppl who think that was are correct. I have been poor and black in America from birth til age 29. Then I was black in Africa until I was 40. The same as we use race to separate ourselves and reason to justify treating ppl like shit here. In countries of 90% Black population use tribes. (And trust me if the police whoop or kill a known criminal, they are not going to burn down they’re own village over it) The same $ it took to build Me Floyd statue should have been used to purchase books for Mr. Floyd’s neighborhood. I don’t think Mr. Floyd’s being handled the way he was during the arrest leading to his death was because he was black. I feel honestly it was because he was being an aggressive non compliant person on drugs who didn’t want to go to jail who happened to be black. Sad but true Though the cop may have been horrible at there job yes. Was it murder? No, I don’t agree. As I raise my 2 black son’s in America I teach them if you play stupid games you win stupid prizes. Period This collective victimization even when unfounded among blacks in this country is far greater in this country than actual racism both individually and systemic.
I simply cannot believe that this person, Ms. Candace, does not recall the early days of the civil rights movement (the 60s). The Freedom Riders, The Lunch Counter sitters, the many many marches for jobs and the rights of African American’s to thrive in this country. These folks were frequently coached and bailed out by supporters. But oh darn, she was not even alive then. She is clueless clueless clueless of the real struggles of African Americans who came before her. She does not realize that she is able to develop a project such as this because of the sacrifices of Black Americans who marched before. I am not saying that George Floyd or the BLM organizers are any better than Maga financiers or Ms. Candace and her crew, but we do know where they stand. Who exactly does Ms. Candace stand with? Is it the Right Wing? Is she actually a Trumpian? What are her real motivations. Fame, fame, fame!!! Good luck with all of that. I know you will succeed because you are also wedded to the media my dear. Find something positive to do, try to make a more helpful, loving connection to society. We do not need any more hate or the dredging monsters in this world. For monsters are all around us, we could use a few angels. Be At Peace!!!
Thank you Annie I’m so glad somebody didn’t fall down at the feet of Candice Owens…. It’s really sickening how people fun and genuflect over this goddamn modern day Topsy
Candace Jones is spot on. I started watching her after George Floyd was killed. I spent 30 years in law enforcement and I am friends with Bob Kroll from Mpls.. He is a stand up guy and if Candace wants my insight from the St. Paul side feel free to contact me.
I find it amusing reading the people who comment that the documentary was biased or that it uses lies to present its agenda mostly because they have commented on what they themselves felt not needing to do the research themselves because it didn’t meet with their narrative. I am on the other side of the world and found what she presented fascinating especially as she herself is black. For those who say oh well BLM may have made a lot of money but we know where they stand, that is ridiculous. Just because it feels like it champions you didn’t mean that it does. People are so passionate about the idea of the movement that they are happy to defend it without investigation and forgive it for questionable activities. This hurts the cause and all it stands for. If a policeman is convicted because of public opinion that is a travesty of justice. I have no doubt police have acted poorly in the past but we don’t prosecute because we need to or are pressured to because that sounds like the many many black men on death row who have been prosecuted because society needs someone to be punished so everyone feels better. It is too easy to scream blue murder without all the facts and testimonies before making a decision. Seems we showed the cell video like the latest boy bands song every 15 mins. News is not objective people read articles that support their feeling about it and we lose objectivity. Would it have been so polarising if the man was Asian or white would the insinuated police brutality have even got a mention as there may not have been a platform awaiting release for these ethnic groups. I think if you decide without watching and researching her facts then you have no right to voice an opinion.
While she does bring up some good points, some of her information is false and biased. Before making further judgments, watch this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RkY38awpqpo