I really love my job sometimes. I love knowing that I made some awful person’s life worse. Does that make me a horrible person? Maybe. Do I lose sleep over it? Not one bit. Some of you may remember John Edgar Rust, and if you don’t then let me help jog your memory. Last summer, TRR got him fired from his job at a GOP consulting firm after we emailed his employers his arrest record. Mr. Rust is a convicted paedophile. Did I also mention said paedophile used to write for Heat Street?
I’m going to press sometime today with a story about one of your staffers, John Edgar Rust, who has a history of pedophilia. In fact, he was convicted of a felony (EDITOR’S NOTE: It turned out to be more than one.) for it back in 2012.
If you would like to offer some sort of statement, that would be cool. If not, thanks for taking the time to read this regardless.
I don’t think we ever got a reply.
Turns out that on Wednesday, Mr. Rust was charged in federal court for making racist threats towards Howards University students. He had posted the threats on a 4chan back in November of 2015.
“So I’ve decided. Any n*****s left at Howard University after 10 tomorrow will be the first to go. And any of those cheapskate n*****s who try to get out using the metro will regret that choice real fast. Sure, the po po will take me down, but I’ll go out a hero knowing I made the world better. I just hope at least someone else can see it too and continue the fight.
After all, it’s not murder if they’re black.”
And this idiot wrote all of this while he still had his consulting job.
Good luck in court, Mr. Rust.