Conservative commentator and author Candace Owens has condemned the media for “systemic oppression” after the verdict in Derek Chauvin’s trial, urging more people to stand up against the oppression.
Owens said that through mainstream media propaganda, “We are actually seeing a systemic oppression that is taking place.”
“And it is working with the education institutions, teaching critical race theory and all of this nonsense to make sure that we are mass-producing failures that are angry and that are violent and that are willing to riot and loot on behalf of the democrats because that’s all they want right now—are pawns in their nefarious scheme to take over this country.”
“This was not a trial about George Floyd or Derek Chauvin. This was a trial about whether the media was powerful enough to create a simulation and decide upon a narrative absent any facts,” Owens said.
Chauvin was found guilty on all three charges against him. He could face up to 40 years in prison for the most serious charge—second degree murder.
She pointed out the media kept playing the nine-minute video clip from a bystander’s cellphone without showing the full police bodycam video.
“The media came out and told us that this was a man who was just getting his life together, he was a good member of society, and he got mixed up because a racist white police officer had it out for him and killed him,” Owens added. “All the facts came out, and all of that fell apart.”
Owens also pointed out that Floyd had three times the lethal doses of fentanyl in him when he died.
“But nobody cares because the media was successful at putting out a narrative. And they kept hitting that narrative.
“This was not a fair trial. No person can say this was a fair trial,” Owens claimed.
Three days ahead of Chauvin’s verdict, Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) told protesters gathered in Minneapolis, “We’ve got to get more confrontational.” She also demanded Chauvin receive a guilty verdict at the time.
“I’m so old, Tucker, that I remember when a man said ‘March peacefully and patriotically to the Capitol,’” and that was considered an incite to violence, right?” Owens asked. “Look at what Maxine Waters says. No one, no one in the media is condemning these remarks.”
“They play by a different set of rules but it’s because we allow them to play with that different set of rules,” Owens said. “They get away with virtually everything because we don’t have strong people on our side that are willing to stand up.”
Owens further pointed out that Floyd had served in prison for over seven years for armed robbery and other crimes.
“Imagine if you are one of his victims that is alive, one of his victims that he armed-robbed. You have to hear that this man’s name will always be synonymous with justice. How would that feel to you?” Owens added.
“I feel like we are living in fiction right now in America. We are losing this country,” Owens said. “And I feel like I’m one of the only ones who has the courage to say I will not be mobbed into a different reality.”
In February, Owens indicated that she was thinking about running for president.