NYT, LA Times Reporters Praise Berkeley Student Writing "Kill Cops," "F*** White People"


The New York Times’ and Los Angeles Times’ journos on Twitter lauded a UC Berkeley student who wrote, “kill cops” and “f*** white people.”

The writers praised Antifa supporter Ismael Chamu on Twitter, following a glowing LA Times article Monday: “He attends elite UC Berkeley but lives in a trailer with no heat or sewer hookups. Soon, he’ll be scrambling to find new shelter,” Far Left Watch reported.

Berkeley police charged Chamu with felony vandalism and possession of materials to vandalize in July after the student activist allegedly scrawled “f*** white people,” “f*** the police,” “kill cops,” “kill yuppies,” “class war,” and “eat the rich” with spray paint on fences and cars.

Officers originally released Chamu without charges after a June 27 arrest but charged him after the publication of statements in which Chamu encouraged vandalism and arson.

The UC Berkeley student pleaded not guilty and has an April court date.

Biden Quietly Apologized to Muslims for Doubting Hamas Claim: Report

“Private property must be destroyed; bars and hipster shops need to be removed; Google satellite offices must be burned, and Google buses need to be slashed,” Chamu wrote in an April blog, which Far Left Watch archived before the student deleted.

The Berkeley student described Antifa’s role in shutting down a February 2017 Milo Yiannopoulos speech at the school as “direct engagement,” opining “it is not Liberal lobbying and Non-profit dialogue that will halt the disease of gentrifying techies; direct engagement will.”

He also criticized Hillary supporters for saying “that they ‘care’ about undocumented people” but “twist and cry the moment someones praises Antifa.”

Chamu also posted “God Bless Antifa #F***Trump” on Facebook, according to posts Far Left Watch archived. “Time to Radicalize our Black and Brown youth,” he said in another post celebrating his receipt of a California teaching permit.

Do you think the publications purposefully left out the fact that he is a felon?

The LA Times’ Chamu piece chronicled the UC Berkeley student’s academic achievement despite housing difficulties. The Times updated its 45-paragraph article post-publication with three paragraphs dedicated to Chamu’s vandalism.

“Ismael Chamu is a remarkable young man,” The New York Times correspondent Jose A. Del Real said, linking the LA Times piece. “Please take some time to read this profile of a young man trying to escape poverty.”

“The grit and determination of Ismael Chamu is jaw-dropping,” LA Times politics reporter Melanie Mason said. “Kudos to (the author, Teresa Watanabe) for telling his story and deftly capturing the affordable housing crisis for CA’s college students.”
Leftism Ruins Everything: Beloved Show Running for Decades Declared Dead After New Scenes Surface

LA Times spokeswoman Hillary Manning said the publication did not deliberately leave out Chamu’s arrest, in correspondence with The Daily Caller News Foundation.

“The Times did not learn of his arrest until after publication,” reads the note, which Manning says the LA Times published in Tuesday’s print newspaper.

Approximately 1,000 donors have raised more than $80,000 to help Chamu and his family purchase new housing.

A version of this article appeared on The Daily Caller News Foundation website.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →

We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

, , , , , ,
Founded by Tucker Carlson, a 25-year veteran of print and broadcast media, and Neil Patel, former chief policy adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney, The Daily Caller News Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit providing original investigative reporting from a team of professional reporters that operates for the public benefit. Photo credit: @DailyCaller on Twitter