I've made this comparison before but never did the scales tip in RCAB's favor as far as they do today. The last 10 posts here at RCAB have garnered a total of 249 comments. The last ten at Babalú just 33. How is this possible since Babalú is supposedly the "powerhouse" among English-language Cuban-American blogs? There are several possible explanations:
1). Babalú has alienated most of its commenters with its censorship and bannings.
2). Babalú in effect gets more comments than these but Val & Henry only post the ones that agree with or do not challenge their positions.
3). Most visitors to Babalú are googlers whose only interest in Cuba is as a subjet for a school paper. Because they know nothing about Cuba in the first place they would not be expected to join discussions about it.
None of these explanation excludes the other. In fact, I suspect that they all account in part for the fact there are practically no comments hitched to the posts in the ghost town that Babalú has become.