Edward Snowden Slams NYT Feature On Sam Bankman-Fried: 'Justice Is Blind'

Edward Snowden Slams NYT Feature On Sam Bankman-Fried: 'Justice Is Blind'

Edward Snowden said "justice is blind" on Twitter in response to the disparity in the treatment of FTX CEO Sam Bankman-Fried and Daniel Hale — a former National Security Agency intelligence analyst in prison who pleaded guilty to retaining and transmitting classified information.

Why It Matters: Snowden criticized The New York Times for "puff pieces" on Bankman-Fried in the wake of the implosion of FTX.

The former U.S. intelligence contractor shared a website urging people to "stand with Daniel Hale" while saying he was "suffering in a dungeon" for revealing that "9 out of 10 people we kill with drones are mere bystanders."

Why It Matters: In July 2021, Hale was sentenced to 45 months of prison followed by three years of supervised release for illegally obtaining classified national defense information and disclosing it to a reporter, according to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The New York Times interview with Bankman-Fried, published Monday, was panned by Snowden and others in the industry including ZCash (ZEC) co-founder Zooko Wilcox. 

Disgusting complicity on the part of the New York Times. He has ruined countless people's lives by theft and fraud, and NYT is now helping him to delay or evade justice by whitewashing him in their prestigious, influential newspaper. I doubt this is just a mistake on their part. https://t.co/tNQ1tPCAEF

— zooko❤ⓩ🛡

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