Monday, May 30, 2016

'They are the reason people are able to go shopping at the mall today...'

Tributes to the fallen today in Los Angeles.

At the Los Angeles Times, "L.A. gathers for ceremony at National Cemetery, home to '80,000 stories of bravery'":
The weather was warm and sunny with a soft breeze, a perfect day to head to the beach, fire up the grill or hit the outlet sales. But for Rafael Vila, the only destination that made sense Monday was the flag-dappled lawn of Los Angeles National Cemetery.

 “I don’t know if there’s any place else I’d rather be than honoring people who served,” said Vila, a Vietnam-era Navy veteran from Long Beach. With graves stretching in perfect lines behind him, he said the sacrifice of the military made possible the freedoms Americans love.

“They are the reason people are able to go shopping at the mall today,” Vila said.

Vila and his wife, Angelica, were among hundreds who gathered at the cemetery Monday morning for a ceremony featuring music, prayer, reenactors on horseback and a salute to the Tuskegee Airmen, the all-African American World War II flying squadron that paved the way for military integration. Eight members of the group, including Walter Crenshaw, a 106-year-old believed to be the oldest living Tuskegee Airman, attended and received a standing ovation.

The crowd was enthusiastic, but many said it should have been larger, especially given the number of Americans currently deployed abroad. More than 88,000 veterans and family members are buried on the 114-acre Westwood property, which opened in 1889.

“God bless you for taking the time to be here,” the keynote speaker, retired Army Lt. General Rick Lynch, told the gathering. Lynch, whose four-decade military career included commanding 25,000 in the Iraqi surge, said he starts every morning in prayer for the 153 of his troops killed in that campaign...
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That's a lot of veterans buried there, along with family members. And the cemetery's right across the street from the Wilshire Federal Building, where the hard-left anti-American radicals routinely hold protests. The clash of values has never escaped me. Frankly, it's always front and center in my consciousness whenever I'm there. (Remember, from 2014: "Communists, Hamas Solidarity Protesters Demand Israel's Extermination in Los Angeles — #ANSWERLA.")

Former Marine in Defaced Venice Beach Mural Works to Restore it After Vandalism (VIDEO)

Here's more on the story I've been blogging, "Volunteers Work to Clean Up Memorial Wall in Venice Beach Defaced with Graffiti (VIDEO)."

Watch, at ABC News 10 San Diego, "Marine in defaced veterans mural talks to 10 News: The Marine modeled for the mural 24 years ago and is now working to restore it after it was vandalized."

Amber Lee's Sunny and Warming Forecast

It was very nice today. I've been enjoying baseball, and some "Band of Brothers" on HBO.

I'm taking the day off tomorrow as well, to spend with my wife. Back to school on Wednesday and Thursday, and then just one more week until summer vacation. Yay!

Here's Ms. Amber, via CBS News 2 Los Angeles:



Volunteers Work to Clean Up Memorial Wall in Venice Beach Defaced with Graffiti (VIDEO)

Following-up from yesterday, "Graffiti Vandals Deface Vietnam War Memorial in Venice Beach (VIDEO)."

More, via CBS News 2 Los Angeles:



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And, Callaway Men's Fusion Pro Golf Glove. Also, Save on Callaway Golf Products.

More, U.S. Polo Assn. Men's Taylor Wingtip Oxford.

BONUS: Bruce Cumings, Origins of the Korean War, Vol. 1: Liberation and the Emergence of Separate Regimes, 1945-1947, and Origins of the Korean War, Vol. 2: The Roaring of the Cataract, 1947-1950.

The Reason 35,000 Americans Died in Korea

Here's VDH, for Prager University (via Ed Driscoll, at Instapundit).

A great video!



Dodgers Rally for 4-2 Win Over Mets After Blowing Lead in Eighth (VIDEO)

The Dodgers have been on ESPN a couple of times in the last couple of weeks, and then Fox Sports West had the Angels/Dodgers freeway series on the air recently as well.

The Angels might not be contending for a playoff spot this year. They're struggling. Hopefully I'll be able to see a lot of Dodgers games then. They definitely have a shot, especially with ace starter Clayton Kershaw.

Here's the Los Angeles Times on last night's come-from-behind win:

Adrian Gonzalez stopped a few feet from first base, turned toward the Dodgers dugout and pumped his fist. With one swing, he had rescued his manager.

Standing on the steps in the ninth inning of a 4-2 victory, Dave Roberts saluted his first baseman. He would not wear the weight of a defeat. His team flew to Chicago late Sunday evening with six victories in the last seven games after capturing this series over the Mets.

“These guys are resilient,” Roberts said. “There’s been some adversity earlier. They’re banding together. They’re not letting a lot of things affect them.”

The offense provided a swift answer after a pitching change by Roberts backfired. In the eighth inning of the 51st game of the season, Roberts visited Clayton Kershaw on the mound for the first time in his managerial career. The two men did not have a conversation.

Kershaw fumed into his glove as Roberts informed the umpire about his call to the bullpen. Kershaw clutched the baseball in his left hand, aware that his ownership of the evening would soon end. He looked away from Roberts as he bequeathed control. The Dodgers (27-24) would soon pay for his departure.

With two outs and left-handed hitter Curtis Granderson batting, Roberts took the baseball away from Kershaw, the sport’s finest pitcher. He did not hand it to closer Kenley Jansen, who was warmed up in the bullpen. Roberts chose left-hander Adam Liberatore.

Liberatore surrendered a game-tying triple. The hit diminished the line on Kershaw, who went 72/3 innings, gave up two runs, struck out 10 and walked none. But Mets closer Jeurys Familia stumbled for the second time this weekend in the top of the ninth inning. With the bases loaded, Gonzalez stroked a 99-mph fastball into center field to reclaim the lead.

“There was no emotional letdown,” Gonzalez said...
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Bill Kristol Doubles Down on Betrayal of America

Previous iterations of the debate are here, "Renegade Jew Backlash."

And here comes David Horowitz for another round, at FrontPage Magazine, "Kristol's Betrayal Gets Serious" (and Big Government, via Memeorandum):

Open borders, Sanctuary Cities, importing unvetted Muslim refugees from the Middle East are but the tip of the iceberg in assessing the threat that the Democratic Party and its candidate (whoever it is) pose to America’s national security. For twenty-three years since the first bombing of the World Trade Center in 1993, the Democratic Party has been the party of appeasement and retreat in the holy war that fanatical Muslims have declared on us. The first bombing of the World Trade Center misfired but still killed 6 people and wounded 1,000 others. Clinton never visited the site while his administration insisted on treating it as a criminal act by individuals who needed to be tried in criminal courts, an attitude that would culminate in Barack Obama’s refusal to recognize that we were in a war at all, and certainly not one with fanatical Muslims. To a man and woman the Democratic Party’s elected officials continue to participate in and support this denial.

Following the first World Trade Center bombing, there were three more devastating attacks on American assets by al-Qaeda’s barbarians during the Clinton administration, with no response and no change of mind towards the nature of the threat. There were also massive security breaches, including the theft by Communist China of America’s nuclear arsenal and the publishing of all our hitherto classified data from America’s nuclear weapons tests. Clinton’s leftist Secretary of Energy published the reports for the world to see, as she put it, “to end the bomb-building culture.

Following the 9/11 attacks the Bush administration focused on Afghanistan, which had provided al-Qaeda with a base to attack us, and Iraq, which had violated 16 Security Council resolutions designed to enforce the Gulf War truce, which Iraq’s dictator Saddam Hussein had repeatedly violated and prevent him from reviving the massive chemical and nuclear weapons programs we had destroyed. In 1998 Saddam threw the U.N. weapons inspectors out of Iraq, a further violation of the Gulf War truce and a clear sign of his determination to revive his weapons programs. Embroiled in the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Clinton fired 451 cruise missiles into Iraq, a pointless response that was correctly seen by critics at the time as an attempt to deflect attention from his appearance before the grand jury looking into his personal disorders.

The Bush administration put 200,000 troops on Iraq’s borders, which prompted Saddam Hussein to re-admit the inspectors, but then to throw obstacles in their path. Bush went before the UN and secured a 17th Security Council resolution, unanimously passed, in the form of an ultimatum to Saddam to destroy any weapons of mass destruction he possessed and provide proof that he had done so. Bush also went to Congress and got an authorization for the use of force from Senate but not House Democrats. The ultimatum date came and went, and to prevent the word of the United States and the commitment of 200,000 troops from meaning nothing, Bush proceeded to invade Iraq. But before he did so he gave Saddam the option to quit the country in which case the invasion would be called off. A simpler measure would have been to assassinate Saddam, since he was the Iraq problem. But thanks to a law passed by the post-Watergate Democrats the CIA is prevented from assassinating foreign leaders, which made the invasion necessary.

Within three months of the invasion, with American troops still in harms’ way. The Democrats who had authorized the use of force and spoken in favor of the removal of Saddam turned against the war and began a five-year campaign to sabotage it. The Democrats reversal – and betrayal of our men and women in arms - was triggered by a presidential primary in which a leftwing candidate, Howard Dean, was running away with the Democratic nomination. This betrayal prevented us from pursuing Saddam’s generals and chemical weapons into Syria, and bringing Assad to heel. Bush managed to rescue the war effort and defeat al-Qaeda on the battlefield through the “surge” that Democrats opposed. But then Obama took charge and implemented, the Democrats’ America-is- guilty platform of appeasement and retreat, creating a power vacuum in Iraq and Syria that ISIS quickly filled. At the same time, the Democrats have systematically taken down our military which is now at its lowest levels since World War II.

This is the issue that defines the coming election. A party in denial about the Muslim holy war against America and its allies, whose basic instinct is to weaken America’s defenses and enable her enemies, is opposed by a party that wants to rebuild America’s strength, secure our borders and put the safety of our people first.

The Kristol attack on the Republican Party and its candidate Donald Trump, is an attack on all Americans, and needs to be seen in that light.
RTWT at the link.

Pollyanna McIntosh for Playboy (VIDEO)

Whoa!

This lady's pretty rad.

Watch, at Playboy, "Pollyanna McIntosh Defines Badassery, Brandishes a Cat-o’-Nine-Tails."

Sunday, May 29, 2016

AmazonBasics Apple Certified Lightning to USB Cable

At Amazon, AmazonBasics Apple Certified Lightning to USB Cable - 6 Feet (1.8 Meters) - White.

BONUS: John Toland, The Rising Sun: The Decline and Fall of the Japanese Empire, 1936-1945.

Graffiti Vandals Deface Vietnam War Memorial in Venice Beach (VIDEO)

Watch, at CBS News 2 Los Angeles, "Vandals Deface Vietnam War Memorial In Venice."

And at Instapundit, "ANTI-AMERICAN HATE CRIME: Vietnam War Memorial Wall In Venice Tagged With Graffiti."

Great White Shark Attack Closes Stretch of Beach in Corona del Mar (VIDEO)

Wow.

A great white too. That's major.

At the O.C. Register, "UPDATE: Newport Beach lifeguards spot possible shark bite victim in distress, rescue her."

And at CBS News 2 Los Angeles, "Beach Closed After Alleged Great White Shark Attack."

Tabitha Renee Brubaker Attacks 'Hate Preacher' with Baseball Bat, Arrested for Aggravated Assault (VIDEO)

Leftists are cheering the violence on Twitter, "#TabithaBrubaker is a fucking hero: Preacher w/ ‘you deserve to be raped’ sign hit over the head by baseball bat."

The ghouls at Raw Story are down with it, via Memeorandum, "Preacher carrying ‘you deserve to be raped’ sign hit over the head by baseball bat-wielding woman."

Basically your free speech ends with an aluminum baseball bat to your head.

Watch, at ABC News 15 Phoenix:



And from KTVK 3 Phoenix, "Young woman accused of attacking self-proclaimed preacher with baseball bat [WARNING: Graphic video]":
PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - Glendale police have arrested a 19-year-old woman suspected of attacking a controversial street preacher with a baseball bat outside Apollo High School.

Tabitha Renee Brubaker was taken into custody Thursday. She is facing an aggravated assault charge in connection with the April 26 incident.

The sound of a metal bat striking a hard object was captured on cell phone video.

"I was so distraught hearing that, and seeing that that's being posted on my sister," said Kayla Brubaker. "My sister, she's not that type of person."

The victim, Dean Saxton, known as Brother Dean, was using a megaphone to preach his beliefs to kids at the school across the street.

"Many of you Apollo High schoolers are going to hell!" he shouted.

Saxton has made headlines in the past for holding signs that say women who dress immodestly deserve to get raped. During the demonstration at Apollo High, he told gay students they were going to hell and disparaged Muslims as "dirty."

Within minutes, several students and parents approached Saxton and urged him to leave. While speaking with one parent, someone struck him over the head with a bat...
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Violent leftists.

They usually get a pass, but leftist attacks have been increasing, so it's getting harder for MSM outlets to ignore. In this case, the story's getting coverage because progressive media types think the guy deserved it.

Why Trump Won, and Why the Current Crop of Purported Leaders Must Be Swept Aside

Ace of Spades HQ, on a roll lately.

Here:
Trump won because when a Native American activist (posing as a journalist) declared that "Pocahantas" was "very offensive" as used in regard to Elizabeth Warren -- dishonestly, I might add, as everyone knows the term is used to deny she's an Indian, not to denigrate her as an Indian, and everyone knows this, and only a liar pretends otherwise -- Trump did not begin falling over himself to make apologies and keep the well-wishes of the increasingly unreasonable left-wing hegemony...
RTWT.

Ace is great.

Gorilla Shot Dead at Cincinnati Zoo After 4-Year-Old Climbs in Enclosure (VIDEO)

Most of the comments I've seen on this, especially yesterday on Twitter, wanted the parents shot dead. I mean seriously, there were strong opinions.

There's video at Channel 4 News UK, showing the gorilla becoming riled up, and dragging the boy quite aggressively, if not violently. No doubt this would have been a terrifying experience to watch, not least of all for the parents. Zoo officials must have been horrified not just at the scene, but at the prospect of killing that prized gorilla, a huge silver-back. See, "A gorilla has been shot dead after a boy fell into its zoo enclosure. The 4-year-old is set to make a full recovery."

More, at NYT, "Harambe, a 17-year-old gorilla, was killed by Cincinnati Zoo staff after a 4-year-old boy entered his enclosure."

And at the Cincinnati Enquirer, "Cincinnati Zoo's 17-year-old gorilla killed after 3-year-old falls into enclosure," and "Video shows gorilla react when child falls into Cincinnati Zoo enclosure."

Plus, "PETA primatologist says zoo enclosure should have been surrounded by a “secondary barrier”", and "Boy who fell into zoo gorilla exhibit is out of hospital and 'going to be OK'."


Still more, at CNN, "Witness: Gorilla pulled the child's pants up; a woman who filmed video of an incident where a zoo gorilla dragged a child throughout an enclosure speaks to CNN."

Deal of the Day: iBobber Castable Bluetooth Smart Fishfinder

At Amazon, iBobber Wireless Bluetooth Smart Fish Finder for iOS and Android Devices.

Also, Cuisinart CGG-306 Professional Portable Two-Burner Gas Grill.

More, 50-70% Off Calvin Klein.

Plus, from Roger Simon, I Know Best: How Moral Narcissism Is Destroying Our Republic, If It Hasn’t Already.

And from Yuval Levin, The Fractured Republic: Renewing America’s Social Contract in the Age of Individualism.

BONUS: David Kennedy, Freedom from Fear: The American People in Depression and War, 1929-1945 (Oxford History of the United States).

What Are Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models Afraid of When Wearing Their Barely There Bikinis?

Heh.

Nipples lol.

Watch:



Kristen Keogh's Drizzle to Sunshine Memorial Day Forecast

Had some light drizzle along the coasts and inland today, but the sunshine is expected to break through for tomorrow, Memorial Day.

Via ABC News 10 San Diego:



Great Father's Day Gifts

At Amazon, Truck Parts & Accessories.

Also, Tools & Home Improvement.

More, Father's Day Gifts in Patio, Lawn & Garden.

Plus, Andrew Roberts, The Storm of War: A New History of the Second World War.

And, by A.J.P. Taylor, The Origins of The Second World War.

Still more, from Richard Overy, Why the Allies Won.

BONUS: From John Dower, War Without Mercy: Race and Power in the Pacific War, and Embracing Defeat: Japan in the Wake of World War II.

Volunteers to Place 1000s of Miniature American Flags Alongside Graves in Memorial Day Tribute (VIDEO)

Via CBS News 2 Los Angeles:



The Battle Against 'Hate Speech' on College Campuses Gives Rise to a Generation That Hates Speech

A surprisingly great piece, from Nina Burleigh, at Newsweek:

During his 18 years as president of Lebanon Valley College during the middle of the past century, Clyde Lynch led the tiny Pennsylvania liberal arts institution through the tribulations of the Great Depression and World War II, then raised $550,000 to build a new gymnasium before he died in 1950. In gratitude, college trustees named that new building after him.

Neither Lynch nor those trustees could have predicted there would come a day when students would demand that his name be stripped from the Lynch Memorial Hall because the word lynch has “racial overtones.” But that day did come.

When playwright Eve Ensler wrote The Vagina Monologues, which premiered in 1996 and has been performed thousands of times by actors, celebrities and college students, she probably did not foresee a day when a performance of her feminist agitprop would be canceled because it was offensive to “women without vaginas.” And yet that day did come—at Mount Holyoke, one of the nation’s premier women’s colleges.Graduates of the Class of 2016 are leaving behind campuses that have become petri dishes of extreme political correctness and heading out into a world without trigger warnings, safe spaces and free speech zones, with no rules forbidding offensive verbal conduct or microaggressions, and where the names of cruel, rapacious capitalists are embossed in brass and granite on buildings across the land. Baby seals during the Canadian hunting season may have a better chance of survival.

Their degrees look the same as ever, but in recent years the programs of study behind them have been altered to reflect the new sensitivities. Books now come with trigger warnings—a concept that originated on the internet to warn people with post-traumatic stress disorder (veterans, child abuse survivors) of content that might “trigger” a past trauma. Columbia’s English majors were opting out of reading Ovid (trigger: sexual assault), and some of their counterparts at Rutgers declined an assignment to study Virginia Woolf (trigger: suicidal ideation).

Political science graduates from Modesto Junior College might have shied away from touching a copy of the U.S. Constitution in public, since a security guard stopped one of them from handing it out because he was not inside a 25-square-foot piece of concrete 30 yards away from the nearest walkway designated as the “free speech zone”—a space that needed to be booked 30 days in advance. Graduates of California public universities found it hard to discuss affirmative action policies, as administrators recently added such talk to a list of “microaggressions”—subtle but offensive comments or actions directed at a minority or other nondominant group that unintentionally reinforce a stereotype.

More than half of America’s colleges and universities now have restrictive speech codes. And, according to a censorship watchdog group, 217 American colleges and universities—including some of the most prestigious—have speech codes that “unambiguously impinge upon free speech.”Judges have interpreted the First Amendment broadly, giving Americans some of the most expansive rights of speech in the world. But over the past two decades, and especially the past few years, American college administrators and many students have sought to confine speech to special zones and agitated for restrictions on language in classrooms as well. To protect undergrads from the discomfort of having to hear disagreeable ideas and opinions, administrators and students—and the U.S. Department of Education—have been reframing speech as “verbal conduct” that potentially violates the civil rights of minorities and women.

American college campuses are starting to resemble George Orwell’s Oceania with its Thought Police, or East Germany under the Stasi. College newspapers have been muzzled and trashed, and students are disciplined or suspended for “hate speech,” while exponentially more are being shamed and silenced on social media by their peers. Professors quake at the possibility of accidentally offending any student and are rethinking syllabi and restricting class discussions to only the most anodyne topics. A Brandeis professor endured a secret administrative investigation for racial harassment after using the word wetback in class while explaining its use as a pejorative...
Wetback? I'd never use that word in class, not even to explain it. It's bad enough I've gotta say the "N-word," even though I'm biracial and have been called a "nigger" many times, especially when I was a kid.

It's a dangerous academic environment, brought to you not just by extremely powerful civil rights laws and regulations, but by the left's endless search to silence ideological enemies.

More at the link. And see Ed Driscoll:
And note that the author of this piece is Democrat operative with a byline Nina Burleigh, who famously said in 1998, “I would be happy to give him [Clinton] a blow job just to thank him for keeping abortion legal. I think American women should be lining up with their presidential kneepads on to show their gratitude for keeping the theocracy off our backs.”

This time around, the theocracy is entirely on your side of the aisle, Nina. But all revolutions eventually devour their own eventually.

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Modesto Man Places 75 Crosses on His Lawn to Honor Those Who Made the Ultimate Sacrifice (VIDEO)

Via KCRA News 3 Sacramento:


Shameful Obama Panders to Antiwar Pacifism at Hiroshima, Says U.S. Bears 'Responsibility' to 'Curb Such Suffering Again...' (VIDEO)

Folks know how I feel about this. See, "Apology Tour: As Shadow of War Fades, Obama Visits Vietnam and Japan (VIDEO)."

And note that the Japanese government has no plans to reciprocate Obama's shameful kowtowing. At Politico, "Japanese PM Abe: No plans to go to Pearl Harbor."

More, at LAT, "In historic visit to Hiroshima, Obama calls on the world to morally evolve":


President Obama came face to face with the horror of nuclear war Friday in a somber visit to Hiroshima, becoming the first sitting U.S. president to tour the site of the atomic bombing 71 years ago that killed tens of thousands in an instant and ushered in the nuclear age.

In a sweeping address that reflected on the obligations of humankind, Obama wrestled with the inherent contradiction that centuries of technical advancement have both made it easier to bind people together and given them the capacity for the carnage seen in this city. And he confronted the cold reality that his own goal of a world without nuclear firepower remains frustratingly out of reach.

Speaking slowly and solemnly, a tempo that seemed intended to underline his reach for history, the president noted that as battlefield weapons and tactics evolve, accompanying norms about whether to use them advances only in fits and starts.

"Technological progress without an equivalent progress in human institutions can doom us," Obama warned. "The scientific revolution that led to the splitting of an atom requires a moral revolution as well. That is why we come to this place."

Obama did not apologize for the nuclear attacks here and in the city of Nagasaki, strikes he believes ended the perils of Japanese aggression and brought about the end of World War II.

But, as the leader of the only country ever to have deployed nuclear weapons, Obama said it is the duty of those who hold terrible power to accept the consequences of its use.

"We have a shared responsibility to look directly into the eye of history and ask what we must do differently to curb such suffering again. Someday the voices of the hibakusha will no longer be with us to bear witness," he said, using the Japanese term for survivors of the nuclear blasts.

The Peace Memorial park he visited Friday afternoon marks the darkest days of Hiroshima, where about 350,000 Japanese civilians and military personnel were living on Aug. 6, 1945, the day the bomb fell...
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Shameful.

It makes me sad to be an American with this president in office. We're moral. Japan is not.

Hateful Anti-Israel Thugs Denounce Henry Kissinger, Michael Oren, and Shimon Peres in Toronto (VIDEO)

Via Ruptly:



Amber Heard Files Domestic Violence Restraining Order Against Johnny Depp (VIDEO)

Following-up, "Amber Heard Accuses Johnny Depp of Domestic Violence: Hollywood Turns Blind Eye to Abuse."



Sixty-Two Percent of U.S. Adults Get News on Social Media

At Pew Research, "News Use Across Social Media Platforms 2016":
A majority of U.S. adults – 62% – get news on social media, and 18% do so often, according to a new survey by Pew Research Center, conducted in association with the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. In 2012, based on a slightly different question, 49% of U.S. adults reported seeing news on social media.1

But which social media sites have the largest portion of users getting news there? How many get news on multiple social media sites? And to what degree are these news consumers seeking online news out versus happening upon it while doing other things?

As part of an ongoing examination of social media and news, Pew Research Center analyzed the scope and characteristics of social media news consumers across nine social networking sites. This study is based on a survey conducted Jan. 12-Feb. 8, 2016, with 4,654 members of Pew Research Center’s American Trends Panel.

News plays a varying role across the social networking sites studied.2 Two-thirds of Facebook users (66%) get news on the site, nearly six-in-ten Twitter users (59%) get news on Twitter, and seven-in-ten Reddit users get news on that platform. On Tumblr, the figure sits at 31%, while for the other five social networking sites it is true of only about one-fifth or less of their user bases.

It is also useful to see how, when combined with the sites’ total reach, the proportion of users who gets news on each site translates to U.S. adults overall. Facebook is by far the largest social networking site, reaching 67% of U.S. adults. The two-thirds of Facebook users who get news there, then, amount to 44% of the general population. YouTube has the next greatest reach in terms of general usage, at 48% of U.S. adults. But only about a fifth of its users get news there, which amounts to 10% of the adult population. That puts it on par with Twitter, which has a smaller user base (16% of U.S. adults) but a larger portion getting news there...
Still more.