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.”
.@SBF_FTX, we appreciate that you've been candid in your discussions about what happened at #FTX. Your willingness to talk to the public will help the company's customers, investors, and others. To that end, we would welcome your participation in our hearing on the 13th.
— Maxine Waters (@RepMaxineWaters) December 2, 2022
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.
BREAKING: The SEC charges Sam Bankman-Fried with fraud (again).
Sam and FTX diverted $200 million in customer funds to its venture fund, investing $100 million into a fintech company called "Dave"
— Genevieve Roch-Decter, CFA (@GRDecter) December 28, 2022
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.
South Park made a video making fun of the former CEO of FTX, Sam Bankman, and it's hilarious 😂 pic.twitter.com/Y0HGtF3MPL
— Chairman (@WSBChairman) December 28, 2022
Bankman-Fried is expected to make a plea next week, BizPac Review reports.