BREAKING: Greenwald Reveals Truth About Media Outlets Covering For Democrats, Says They Received “Stolen” FTX Money
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Glenn Greenwald is a Pulitzer Prize-winning-independent journalist best known for “publishing a series of reports detailing” American and British global surveillance programs “based on classified documents provided by Edward Snowden.”
He has been a champion of civil liberties and began self-publishing on Substack under the banner: “Independent, unencumbered analysis and investigative reporting, captive to no dogma or faction.”
In other words, he answers to nobody and is free to report the truth rather than news that fits a narrative, which brings us to the story behind the “stolen FTX money.”
Greenwald is urging politicians and liberal media outlets to return the stolen money to the one million customers who Sam Bankman-Fried and the cryptocurrency company FTX bilked.
“Everyone knows, including these politicians, that it is not their money,” Greenwald said on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“That money was stolen. It was a Ponzi scheme and people are without their money while these politicians keep the money that doesn’t belong to them.”
The now-bankrupt FTX is calling on politicians, campaign committees, and super PACs to return the donations from Sam Bankman-Fried by the last day of February.
The company issued a warning stating “making a donation to a third-party charity ‘does not prevent the FTX debtors from seeking recovery from the recipient or any subsequent transferee.'”
These groups can either return the money or wait for the debtors to seek recovery of the funds.
Sam Bankman-Fried, just 30 years old, used his position as FTX CEO to become the second-largest donor to the Democrat Party during the 2020 and 2022 election cycles.
He contributed more than $40 million, including $5.2 million to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign.
Glenn Greenwald contends that Bankman-Fried used his dollars to buy “favorable coverage from the press.”
He reportedly gave money to “media outlets including The Intercept, Vox, ProPublica and former New York Times media columnist Ben Smith’s new outlet, Semafor.”
“The problem is that he was buying out media outlets, so many of them are recipients of huge amounts of money,” said Greenwald to Fox News host Tucker Carlson when questioned as to why the media refuses to hold Democrat politicians accountable.
“It would be like if Bernie Madoff found to be with his tentacles in a bunch of political offices, you would think there would be a story that would go on primetime and I think the reason why they wanted to get rid of this is it is too revealing…this is how D.C. works and this shows that there are politicians who are very liberal who usually would be in favor of regulating a new cryptocurrency who suddenly got adamant that the government should stay out of it. Turns out that they are getting big money from FTX.”
According to the Texas Tribune, one political campaign has returned a donation from Bankman-Fried. The campaign of Beto O’Rourke, former Texas Democrat gubernatorial candidate, returned a $1 million check from Bankman-Fried a week before FTX filed for bankruptcy.
When asked if President Biden would return the donations his campaign received from Bankman-Fried, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre referenced the Hatch Act, which prohibits federal employees from participating in political campaigns, and declined to comment.