|Residence||Fort Myers, Florida|
|Alma mater||Rutgers University|
|Occupation||Journalist, Bitcoin investor, Advertising director, Staff director, co-Founder, Internet forum owner|
|Known for||Entrepreneur, Journalist, Member of the Anti-Trump Resistance, Appears in "A Fowl American"|
|Notable work||Independent Reporter (IR.net), TalkGold, MoneyMakerGroup, 3Dprint.com|
|Relatives||Brian Krassenstein (brother)|
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Ed Krassenstein, also known as Eddie or Edward, has previously worked as a Director of Advertising, internet forum owner, and a co-Founder of 3Dprint.com. He is also the current CEO of E & B Advertising and President of Forum Advertising LLC. He is the brother of Brian Krassenstein, and he graduated from Rutgers University. Ed is currently a staff director of Independent Reporter., and co-founder / editor of Hill Reporter . In the liberal American magazine The New Republic, he described himself as a journalist and stock inventor, who uses Bitcoin.
Ed plays himself in the cartoon "A Fowl American", an animated series by noteworthy voice actors and producers, Greg Cipes and Tara Strong. He has also been a guest on several political podcasts, such as the Politically Incorrect Podcast.
Ed Krassenstein on Twitter[edit | edit source]
Ed Krassenstein is one of the leaders of the so-called "Resistance" on Twitter, being politically against President Trump. He has received both praise and condemnation from a variety of well known figures.
On July 2, 2018, Rosie O'Donnell tweeted, "love the krassenstein brothers - f--k off dana (Loesch)," in response to the spokeswoman for the NRA, Dana Loesch's attack on both Ed and Brian Krassenstein.
After publishing an article on Former Trump adviser Carter Page in August of 2018, Carter Page responded to Ed, telling him that the Trump investigation is a conspiracy theory.
When Adult Filmstar Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti decided that he would consider running against President Trump in the 2020 election, he did so via a tweet to Ed and Brian Krassenstein, after Brian asked Avenatti, "When are you announcing your 2020 run?"
He responded, "IF (big) he seeks re-election, I will run, but only if I think that there is no other candidate in the race that has a REAL chance at beating him. We can't relive 2016. I love this country, our values and our people too much to sit by while they are destroyed."
Ed Krassenstein is known for making critical statements regarding the presidency of Donald Trump. He has made numerous critical statements regarding the current United States President Donald Trump. He has also been blocked on Twitter by President Trump.
During the 2017 solar eclipse, when Trump retweeted a solar eclipse meme of him blocking Barack Obama, Ed compared Trump to the Moon and Obama to the Sun. In a 2018 spat between Trump and Joe Biden, he stated "Oh Look! It's Joe Biden 'going down fast and hard'! Whoops, nevermind, wrong guy," on Twitter after Trump called Biden "Crazy Joe Biden". After the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, he joined the chorus of people advocating for more prohibitive gun access. He also commented on Trump's visited to Las Vegas, stating that his impeachment and imprisonment would be "wonderful". In addition, he and Brian both launched a new book called, “How the People Trumped Ronald Plump” on Kickstarter.
Other well known quotes from Ed Krassenstein include:
“When all is said and done, Donald Trump will make History completely forget about Richard Nixon.”
“The only type of innocent people who yell "WITCH HUNT" are the kind who are really guilty!”
“We teach our kids not to lie. We teach them not to cheat. Why the hell do some of us still support a President who goes against everything we want in our own kids? Your kids will one day see your hypocrisy.”
“There is a shady business scheme behind every move that Trump makes as President.” 
In August of 2018, White House Reporter for The Daily Beast, Lachlan Markay, attacked Ed's 4-year-old son on Twitter by posting images of the child, seemingly 'insinuating something nasty'. Twitter overwhelmingly came to Ed's support.
Reactions[edit | edit source]
Ed was criticized in a article on Medium, by a right-wing network NewRightNetwork.com as a troll, Twitter spammer, failed writer, and a soulless man, although the article shows no proof that he is any of these things.  In fact, Ed and his brother sold one of their media websites, 3DPrint.com, in September of 2015 to Meckler Media . His website, Independent Reporter, also was criticized as disreputable and discredited, but again no evidence has been shown to prove this allegation. On February 20, 2018, in a tweet about the billboard "Kill The NRA" which mentions that the message was to "Kill the influence the NRA has on our politicians", he received several criticism messages, including being called a "ignorant fascist". Ed's tweet read, "The billboard that reads 'Kill the NRA', doesn’t infer to killing people. If you believe that you are just ignorant. The message is simple, 'Kill the influence that the NRA has on our politicians'."
ICE Raid[edit | edit source]
Ed Krassenstein and his brother both owned the internet forums TalkGold and MoneyMakerGroup, along with numerous other discussion forms, and were both investigated by ICE of selling advertising space to unlicensed online investments. In 2016, he had his home raided by Homeland Security along with his brother.. However, no charges were ever filed nor any arrests made. Ed and his brother claim that they were targeted by mistake because of a case of mistaken identity, due to an email that Ed had sent to a fraudster in 2009. . They say that all that they did was sell advertising space to companies, which unbeknownst to them ended up being investment schemes and that these same companies were buying similar ads on Google, Facebook and other popular websites. 
Unlike what many of Ed's opponents claim, he has never been arrested or charged with a crime of any kind. 
References[edit | edit source]
- "About Us". 3DPrint.com.
- Ed Krassenstein LinkedIn
- Crunchbase - Ed Krassenstein
- "Our Team". Independent Reporter.
- "About". Hill Reporter.
- "The Republican Threat to Food Stamps in 2018". The New Republic. January 4, 2018.
- Ed Krassenstein IMDb
- @Rosie Twitter - July 2, 2018
- Twitter - July 4, 2018
- Reddit AMA with Krassenstein Brothers
- "Trump Mocked After Retweeting 'Best Eclipse Ever' Meme Where He Blocks Out Obama's Sun". TheWrap. August 24, 2017.
- "Why spat between Donald Trump and Joe Biden might hurt anti-bullying efforts". Kiiitv. March 23, 2018.
Krassenstein, Ed: Oh Look! It's Joe Biden 'going down fast and hard'! Woops, nevermind, wrong guy
- "Is Failed Writer Ed Krassenstein the most Soulless man on Twitter?". Medium. October 5, 2017.
- "How the People Trumped Ronald Plump' children's book launches on Kickstarter". US Blastingnews. October 21, 2017.
- Goodreads.com - Ed Krassenstein
- Lachlan Markay Admonished For Posting ‘Photo of an Innocent Child to Insinuate Something Nasty’ - Ir.net
- "MecklerMedia Announces Acquisition of 3DPrint.com & Creates the First Worldwide Advertising Network for Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing". 3DPrint.com.
- "Good LORD! Resistance journo ties self in knots to JUSTIFY that 'Kill the NRA' billboard tag". Twitchy. February 20, 2018.
- "MoneyMakerGroup and TalkGold owners accused of wire fraud". Behind MLM. October 3, 2017.
- "Business brothers own Lee home raided by Homeland Security". NBC-2.com. September 23, 2016.
- "No criminal charges pending against Krassenstein brothers". Behind MLM. October 5, 2017.
- "The Story of Me: Ed Krassenstein". Ed Krassenstein. May 8, 2018.
- "Our Civil Asset Forfeiture Nightmare - By Brian Krassenstein & Edward Krassenstein". Independent Reporter. March 16, 2018.
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