No matter what you think about the man's work, there's no denying that Andrew Bolt writes an extraordinarily successful blog that boasts "more than one million hits a month" and "as many as 13,000 comments in a week". There is no doubt that it's one of the biggest -- if not the biggest -- blog in the country in terms of readership and participation. The effort that must be required to manually moderate every single reader comment is mindboggling, and it sounds like Bolt does a decent share of it himself ("more than 10 hours of every choked week").
Genuinely, I dips me lid. However, as Bolt discovered this week, if a single comment is approved that causes immeasurable hurt to one person (especially if that person is a prominent journalist and opponent of the blogger), there will probably be trouble. Here is Bolt on Tuesday: