Watch Peter Finch in “Network” below before you read the rest of this post, will ya?
Jerry Bossert of New York Daily News, stuck in a leaking and pigeon-shatted press box at rain-soaked Aqueduct today, reprised the specter of Finch on Twitter this afternoon in a spontaneous rant against the Man—in this case, the “new” NYRA. His comments resonated on many levels. At a minimum, it’s somewhat shocking whenever racing journalists for major publications unload buckshot these days, mainly because jobs like Bossert’s are rare to begin with and kissing ass is de rigueur for keeping them. But the manner in which Bossert delivered his complaints, in between the daily grind of keeping up his public blog, was fascinating “live” Social Media, replete with photos.
Below are a series of tweets from Bossert: