What surprised me, though, was the number of vulgar, thoughtless, and partisan liberal comments [Political Animal] attracts. ....
I haven't done a comparison. I wonder if conservative blogs with open comments attract just as many mindless, low-quality readers?
As it happens we don't have to look far for those 'conservative' blogs with comments sections, because Max Sawicky--himself having just as high a percentage of low-quality commenters as Kevin Drum--listed them recently:
We can judge for ourselves