Tucker Carlson blasted the New York Times on Wednesday for hosting an event featuring the fallen Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO of the bankrupt FTX. Bankman-Fried has been involved in the most significant fraud scandal in American History yet the New York Times decided it would be a great idea to host a celebration as a “uniquely fascinating person,” according to Carlson. He wasn’t invited to celebrate alone either.
Janet Yellin was invited too; the chair of the Federal Reserve has demolished the U.S. economy. The NYT is also praising Ukrainian President Zelensky despite their involvement in money laundering. Carlson noted that all three event honorees should have been involved in a federal investigation instead of a feast.
The FTX founder was interviewed by CNBC’s Andrew Ross Sorkin following a report by CoinDesk that alleged customer funds had been misused. Bankman-Fried filed for bankruptcy on November 11 after he loaned $10 billion to Alameda Capital and planned to donate $1 billion to Democrats. “New York Times readers were clearly impressed by Sam Bankman-Fried, who happens to be one of the most prolific thieves ever. Whatever. He seemed like a nice kid. It was a pretty amazing display,” Carlson said in a sarcastic mock of the hypocritical journal.
Cancel Culture has wiped out a lot of people yet the @WSJ and @nytimes still trying to rehab and protect the imagine of Sam Bankman-Fried. So many young people looking to make their way in life have been wiped out.
The "elites" protect their own even under a microscope. pic.twitter.com/ZaUjLi7TTz
— Charles V Payne (@cvpayne) November 24, 2022
To Carlson’s point, NYT does send readers a clear message of approval over bad behavior as long as the perpetrator is a liberal with a socialist agenda. Nothing is off limits for individuals who push the leftist narrative — including major crimes like fraud and embezzlement. Investors lost to the tune of $2 billion from the FTX collapse, but the kid who owned the place surely doesn’t need to take responsibility since his views align with the journal. Plus, he has undoubtedly “suffered enough” since his net worth plummeted from $16 billion to $0 in the wake of the FTX collapse he was responsible for.
Explaining bad behavior away using emotional rhetoric is what The New York Times is best known for instead of its once-revered journalism. Among the latest lectures from the outlet are opinions on “thought criminals and thought crimes,” which are apparently the only crimes that matter. NYT would have readers believe that victims of racism bring on true crimes like murder, assault or theft, and they deserve compassion. As Carlson said, “Good liberals can always be forgiven, even when they’ve done this objectively very, very bad. Liberals can do these things, and you can still heartily applaud them, because in the end their hearts are in the right place.”