Ed Krassenstein

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Ed Krassenstein
Residence Fort Myers, Florida
Alma mater Rutgers University
Occupation Journalist, Bitcoin investor, Advertising director, Staff director, co-Founder, Internet forum owner
Known for Ponzi scheme, Member of the Anti-Trump Resistance
Notable work(s) Independent Reporter (IR.net), TalkGold, MoneyMakerGroup, 3Dprint.com
Criminal charge None
Relatives Brian Krassenstein (brother)

Edward “Ed” Krassenstein, also known as Eddie, is a Director of Advertising, internet forum owner, and a co-Founder of 3Dprint.com.[1] He is the brother of Brian Krassenstein, where they both graduated from Rutgers University. Ed is currently a staff director of Independent Reporter.[2] In the liberal American magazine The New Republic, he described himself as a journalist and stock inventor, who uses Bitcoin.[3] He has made numerous critical statements regarding the current United States President Donald Trump.

Ed Krassenstein and his brother both owned the internet forums TalkGold and MoneyMakerGroup and were both accused of wire fraud and running a Ponzi scheme.[4] However, no charges were filed.[5] In 2016, he had his house raided by Homeland Security along with his brother.[6]

Criticism of Donald Trump

Ed Krassenstein is best known for making critical statements regarding the presidency of Donald 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.[7] 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".[8] After the 2017 Las Vegas shooting, he joined the chorus of people advocating for more prohibitive gun access.[9] He also commented on Trump's visited to Las Vegas, stating that his impeachment and imprisonment would be "wonderful".[9] In addition, he and Brian both launched a new book called, “How the People Trumped Ronald Plump” on Kickstarter.[10]

Reactions

Ed was criticized in a article on Medium as a troll, Twitter spammer, failed writer, and a soulless man.[9] His website, Independent Reporter, also was criticized as disreputable and discredited.[9] 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" and also was stated that his tweet referred to "killing 3 million NRA members".[11]

References

  1. "About Us". 3DPrint.com. https://3dprint.com/about/. 
  2. "Our Team". Independent Reporter. https://ir.net/our-team/. 
  3. "The Republican Threat to Food Stamps in 2018". The New Republic. January 4, 2018. https://newrepublic.com/article/146448/republican-threat-food-stamps-2018. 
  4. "MoneyMakerGroup and TalkGold owners accused of wire fraud". Behind MLM. October 3, 2017. http://behindmlm.com/mlm/moneymakergroup-and-talkgold-owners-accused-of-wire-fraud/. 
  5. "No criminal charges pending against Krassenstein brothers". Behind MLM. October 5, 2017. http://behindmlm.com/mlm/no-criminal-charges-pending-against-krassenstein-brothers/. 
  6. "Business brothers own Lee home raided by Homeland Security". NBC-2.com. September 23, 2016. http://www.nbc-2.com/story/33161672/business-brothers-own-lee-home-raided-by-homeland-security. 
  7. "Trump Mocked After Retweeting ‘Best Eclipse Ever’ Meme Where He Blocks Out Obama’s Sun". TheWrap. August 24, 2017. https://www.thewrap.com/trump-mocked-retweeting-best-eclipse-ever-meme-blocks-obama-sun/. 
  8. "Why spat between Donald Trump and Joe Biden might hurt anti-bullying efforts". Kiiitv. March 23, 2018. http://www.kiiitv.com/article/news/nation-now/why-spat-between-donald-trump-and-joe-biden-might-hurt-anti-bullying-efforts/465-0e8096c7-5356-41b7-a624-403b3f3eebd2. "Krassenstein, Ed: Oh Look! It's Joe Biden 'going down fast and hard'! Woops, nevermind, wrong guy" 
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 9.3 "Is Failed Writer Ed Krassenstein the most Soulless man on Twitter?". Medium. October 5, 2017. https://medium.com/thenewright/is-failed-writer-ed-krassenstein-the-most-soulless-man-on-twitter-db8d4e8f08ff. 
  10. "How the People Trumped Ronald Plump’ children’s book launches on Kickstarter". US Blastingnews. October 21, 2017. https://us.blastingnews.com/lifestyle/2017/10/how-the-people-trumped-ronald-plump-childrens-book-launches-on-kickstarter-002108329.html. 
  11. "Good LORD! Resistance journo ties self in knots to JUSTIFY that ‘Kill the NRA’ billboard tag". Twitchy. February 20, 2018. https://twitchy.com/sarahd-313035/2018/02/20/good-lord-resistance-journo-ties-self-in-knots-to-justify-that-kill-the-nra-billboard-tag/. 

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