by Sonny Bunch on February 12, 2013

Here are things I’ve written at the Free Beacon’s blog, all of which you should read if you haven’t already. Video games don’t cause violence. Or maybe they do! But we really don’t have any proof one way or the other and it’s silly to think we do. Similarly, it’s silly to think that just […]


Big News!

by Sonny Bunch on February 7, 2013

The Free Beacon, where I work when I’m not blogging about Rob Zombie trailers, is starting a blog! Actually, “has started” a blog. Because it’s live and filled with stuffs! Check it out. I’ll wait. Pretty cool, right? It’s like 2005 all over again! Blogs: the wave of the recent past. So here’s the deal: I’ll still […]


Marxists are the worst

by Sonny Bunch on January 21, 2013

Shot: When Bhaskar Sunkara was growing up in Westchester County, he likes to say, he dreamed of being a professional basketball player. But the height gods, among others, didn’t smile in his favor. So in 2009, during a medical leave from his sophomore year at George Washington University, Mr. Sunkara turned to Plan B: creating […]



by Sonny Bunch on January 14, 2013

“You’re either with us or against us in the fight against terror.” — George W. Bush, November 6, 2001 press conference. “Do yourself a favor, and don’t go see [Zero Dark Thirty]. Don’t encourage film-making that at best offers ambiguity about torture, and at worst endorses it. Spend the two and a half hours and the […]

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‘Zero Dark Thirty’ review

by Sonny Bunch on January 11, 2013

The screen is black. Voices shout at us as we stare into the void. They are radio recordings from 9/11: The sounds of confused air traffic controllers overlap with the words of a frightened woman stranded at the top of one of the towers, choking on smoke while an emergency operator struggles to keep her […]


Alex Jones: Lizard Man, Probably

by Sonny Bunch on January 8, 2013

Look, I’m broadly sympathetic to Jones’ larger point that taking guns away will do little to reduce crime. But holy crap, if you wanted to discredit the pro-gun argument, you’d be hard pressed to find a better way to do so. I assume he’s a plant inserted by the New World Order so as to […]


Paying for content

by Sonny Bunch on January 3, 2013

I had a bit of fun on Twitter yesterday with Andrew Sullivan’s announcement that he was adding a pay wall/metered function to his website. I’ll be honest, it’s not the sort of thing I care to support—I can’t go in for the Trig Trutherism, the anti-Israel rhetoric, the Obama-fealty—but I really do wish him the […]


The posting, it will be light

by Sonny Bunch on December 26, 2012

I just wanted to wish everyone Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah, etc. It’s been a fun year: I’ve enjoyed muttering to myself here and honored to see that a few of you enjoy muttering along with me. There are things in the offing for next year—big, exciting things!—but I can’t really talk about them just yet. […]


The inanity of gun control

by Sonny Bunch on December 26, 2012

Excellent use of DC police resources, investigating Meet the Press for committing an act of journalism: washingtonpost.com/blogs/crime-sc… — Jeffrey Goldberg (@JeffreyGoldberg) December 26, 2012 I know Goldberg’s being sarcastic here, but I really do think this is a good use of police resources. To recap: Meet the Press’ David Gregory appeared on his show with […]

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I warned you! The Do Something Imperative will not be denied! In the wake of the Newtown shootings, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller introduced a bill Tuesday night that would have the National Academy of Sciences examine any link between violent games and media and violent acts by children, industry sources say. According to […]