The New York Times had already attracted the ire of crypto enthusiasts for what was regarded as an overly sympathetic interview with Bankman-Fried following FTX's collapse.
The New York Times is coming under criticism after it confirmed that Sam Bankman-Fried will be speaking at its upcoming DealBook summit.
On Twitter, journalist Andrew Sorkin confirmed that FTX's embattled founder will be answering questions live at the event on Nov. 30, adding:
"There are a lot of important questions to be asked and answered. Nothing is off limits."
His tweet led to a flurry of furious replies from a number of high-profile personalities.
"[SBF] created the FTT token. Sold some to insiders. Held the majority of it. Traded it on his own exchange. Took loans with it as collateral. Tweeted out often encouraging retail to buy it. Used customer funds to prop up the price. A clear Ponzi scheme."
Others warned that the interview will only prove useful if it aids law enforcement in their investigation against Bankman-Fried and FTX.
And some questioned why SBF still had the freedom to perform interviews in the first place.
That article discussed how SBF was managing to get sleep despite the implosion of his exchange — fueling allegations that the coverage was helping to protect his public image.
However, the piece did talk about FTX's failures at length, covering the months leading up to its downfall.