And heaven knows we need more of those in the state political media.
But he's more than a Democrat: he's a Casinocrat. Reed is casting his lot with the casinos in the now high profile debate over expanded gambling being generated by the gubernatorial campaign. His blog is titled "Straight n' Flush", and the masthead has an image of a black jack table sharing space with the Declaration of Independence. And the connection is?
In fact, it appears that the casino issue is the chief motivating factor behind Reed's new blog, the welcome message of which says:
Welcome to the place where Hall-of-Fame journalist Billy Reed gives it to you straight on casino gambling and other issues so you can flush away the misinformation...He promises to "bring the casino gambling debate to a new level!" He doesn't mention whether that level is higher or lower.
One wonders what he's going to do with the misinformation spouted by casino interests. Is he going to flush that too? Or do the rest of us still have to do it? Chances are Reed will only add to the misinformation that Kentuckians will have to endure from a predatory industry that preys on the very people for whom Democrats claim to stand.