Media Pushing Positive Sam Bankman-Fried Image

The leftist media seems curiously keen on shifting the image of disgraced FTX founder Sam Bankman-Fried (SBF) as some speculate that powerful friends will ensure he never sees the inside of a cell and will come out rich as a consequence of his alleged crimes.

Seemingly among Bankman-Fried’s powerful friends is Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), who infamously blew a kiss at the disgraced alleged scam artist.

She also posted about SBF in what was described as a “Sappy Tweet.”

Fox News co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy said on “The Five” Wednesday that The New York Times had posted another “puff piece” complaining of the harm Bankman-Fried’s indictment and extradition could supposedly inflict to the Bahamas, where he stayed and allegedly worked.

“If you steal billions of dollars from average Americans, you are not a celebrity. You are a criminal. And yet this guy is being treated like a celebrity. And I believe something is going on here,” Campos-Duffy said.

Campos-Duffy accused the so-called “crypto king” of conducting himself in a carefree manner in spite of the trouble he will soon face.

“It could be that this guy is meant to create so much doubt in [unregulated] crypto, right – that it would make it easier for our government to usher in the digital dollar, which, as you know, is a powerful tool to control people,” she argued.

The disgraced FTX founder was reportedly let out on a $250 million bail and is getting together with politicians, celebrities, and filmmakers as he lives under house arrest.

He allegedly is turning the drama surrounding his failed company into a film of sorts. The New York Post reported that Bankman-Fried was recently visited by bestselling author Michael Lewis, a top writer who worked on the Hollywood hit “The Big Short.”

Famous television cartoon South Park has involved itself in the topic, releasing a bit that made fun of the former FTX CEO.

Bankman-Fried is expected to make a plea next week, BizPac Review reports.