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Ed Krassenstein
Born
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, Author, Podcaster, Member of the Anti-Trump Resistance, Appears in "A Fowl American"
Notable work Independent Reporter (IR.net), TalkGold, MoneyMakerGroup, 3Dprint.com
Criminal charge None
Relatives Brian Krassenstein (brother)
Website http://edkrassenstein.com
Twitter http://twitter.com/edkrassen
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/EdKrassenstein/
Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ed_krassenstein/
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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.[1] He is also the current CEO of E & B Advertising and President of Forum Advertising LLC.[2] He is the brother of Brian Krassenstein, and he graduated from Rutgers University.[3] Ed is currently a staff director of Independent Reporter.[4], and co-founder / editor of Hill Reporter [5]. In the liberal American magazine The New Republic, he described himself as a journalist and stock investor, who supports Bitcoin.[6]

Ed plays himself in the cartoon "A Fowl American", an animated series by noteworthy voice actors and producers, Greg Cipes and Tara Strong[7]. He has also been a guest on several political podcasts, such as the Politically Incorrect Podcast.[8]

Ed and his brother Brian Krassenstein are authors of a Trump parody book, "How the People Trumped Ronald Plump". They are donating the net proceeds of the first 2000 book sales to the ACLU.[9]

Brian and Ed Krassenstein sold one of their media websites, 3DPrint.com, in September of 2015 to Meckler Media [10].

Ed Krassenstein, Brian Krassenstein and James Kosur are co-founders of political news website HillReporter.com.[11]

Ed and Brian Krassenstein also gained national attention for debunking an apparent hoax by conservative radio host Jack Burkman and conservative Twitter troll Jacob Wohl, as noted by NBC News. Ed Krassenstein reported Wohl and Burkman's apparent scheme to the Special Counsel, before the Special Counsel referred the matter to the FBI.

Reactions[edit | edit source]

Ed's news website, Independent Reporter, was once criticized as disreputable and discredited, but no evidence has been shown to prove this allegation.[12]

In September of 2018, InfoWars reported that the Krassenstein brothers were paid by the "Deep State" in order to post anti-Trump rhetoric on Twitter, using a video of Brian Krassenstein that had been edited. It turned out that the video was actually a promotional parody video and InfoWars had run a story without actually getting a statement or explanation from the Krassensteins.

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.[13] In 2016, he had his home raided by Homeland Security along with his brother.[14]. However, no charges were ever filed nor any arrests made.[15] 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. [16]. 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. [17]

Unlike what many of Ed's opponents claim, he has never been arrested or charged with a crime of any kind. [18]

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.[19]

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.[1]

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?"

Avenatti 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."[20]

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.[21] After a lawsuit by Knight Institute, alleging that Trump's blocking of American citizens is against the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, Ed's name was included on a list of 41 for President Trump to unblock. President Trump obliged and Ed is no longer blocked by Trump.[22]

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.[23] 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".[24] After the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, he joined the chorus of people advocating for more prohibitive gun access.[12] He also commented on Trump's visited to Las Vegas, stating that his impeachment and imprisonment would be "wonderful".[12] In addition, he and Brian both launched a new book called, “How the People Trumped Ronald Plump” on Kickstarter.[25]

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.” [26]

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'."[27]

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'.[28] Twitter overwhelmingly came to Ed's support.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. "About Us". 3DPrint.com. 
  2. Ed Krassenstein LinkedIn
  3. Crunchbase - Ed Krassenstein
  4. "Our Team". Independent Reporter. 
  5. "About". Hill Reporter. 
  6. "The Republican Threat to Food Stamps in 2018". The New Republic. January 4, 2018. 
  7. Ed Krassenstein IMDb
  8. BlogTalkRadio
  9. Ed Krassenstein on Twitter
  10. "MecklerMedia Announces Acquisition of 3DPrint.com & Creates the First Worldwide Advertising Network for Additive Manufacturing and 3D Printing". 3DPrint.com. 
  11. https://hillreporter.com/about
  12. 12.0 12.1 12.2 "Is Failed Writer Ed Krassenstein the most Soulless man on Twitter?". Medium. October 5, 2017. 
  13. "MoneyMakerGroup and TalkGold owners accused of wire fraud". Behind MLM. October 3, 2017. 
  14. "Business brothers own Lee home raided by Homeland Security". NBC-2.com. September 23, 2016. 
  15. "No criminal charges pending against Krassenstein brothers". Behind MLM. October 5, 2017. 
  16. "The Story of Me: Ed Krassenstein". Ed Krassenstein. May 8, 2018. 
  17. "Our Civil Asset Forfeiture Nightmare - By Brian Krassenstein & Edward Krassenstein". Independent Reporter. March 16, 2018. 
  18. https://voterrecords.com/voter/13267550/edward-krassenstein
  19. @Rosie Twitter - July 2, 2018
  20. Twitter - July 4, 2018
  21. Reddit AMA with Krassenstein Brothers
  22. Trump is Asked to Unblock Over 41 Additional Twitter Accounts, in Accordance with the First Amendment - HillReporter.com
  23. "Trump Mocked After Retweeting 'Best Eclipse Ever' Meme Where He Blocks Out Obama's Sun". TheWrap. August 24, 2017. 
  24. "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 
  25. "How the People Trumped Ronald Plump' children's book launches on Kickstarter". US Blastingnews. October 21, 2017. 
  26. Goodreads.com - Ed Krassenstein
  27. "Good LORD! Resistance journo ties self in knots to JUSTIFY that 'Kill the NRA' billboard tag". Twitchy. February 20, 2018. 
  28. Lachlan Markay Admonished For Posting ‘Photo of an Innocent Child to Insinuate Something Nasty’ - Ir.net


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