Summary by JW WIlliams
Candace Owens’ documentary film, The Greatest Lie Ever Sold: George Floyd and the Rise of BLM, examines the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. The key points in her film include the false narrative by the media that Owens said elevated Floyd to the status of a “saint” when he had a criminal history that included a conviction for a 2007 aggravated armed robbery in which he was accused of pushing a pistol against the abdomen of a woman. Mr. Floyd resisted arrest throughout the ordeal that ended in his death.
Owens showed how the media and former police officer Derek Chauvin’s trial downplayed the amount of drugs in Floyd’s body that was more than triple the lethal dose for fentanyl. Floyd also had an enlarged heart that raised the risk of a cardiac event by 150 times (15,000%), according to a doctor. A medical report stated that there were “No life-threatening injuries identified.”
Video showed Floyd saying that he could not breathe before he was ever placed on the ground. During Chauvin’s trial, the Minneapolis Chief of Police testified that video from another officer’s bodycam, with a different camera angle, appeared to show that officer Chauvin’s knee was against Floyd’s shoulder blade, not his neck.
Screenshot of Chauvin’s knee on Floyd’s shoulder.
Black Lives Matter reportedly collected $80 million, and Owens showed that Patrisse Cullors, a “trained Marxist” and co-founder of BLM, spent millions of dollars on several mansions and other real estate and funneled money to her friends and family. Owens used tax forms to show that over $2 million was paid to transgender organizations that failed to report how they spent the money. Millions of dollars were also given to organizations that accepted money on behalf of BLM, yet Owens found that it was a cover in may cases for diverting funds to organizations that train activists/ protesters. Owens said that these organizations poison minds and their purpose is to bail out protesters.
Owens’ documentary can be viewed behind a subscription paywall at the Daily Wire.