New York Sportscaster Michael Kay Goes on an Epic Rant Against Tronc For Daily News Layoffs: ‘Money Hungry Slobs’


In what was truly a dark day for New York City, Tronc — owners of the New York Daily News — destroyed their own property on Monday by laying off half of the News staff.

Sportscaster Michael Kay — best known as the lead announcer on the New York Yankees TV broadcasts — spent approximately three years writing for the Daily News. And as an outraged alum, he went on a furious rant against Tronc for destroying his former employer.

“They completely ravaged the newspaper — which is a New York City Institution,” Kay said. “The history of this city has been chronicled by the New York Daily News.”

He added, “Who would ever buy this paper!? Who would ever read this paper!?”

Kay noted that the sports section of the paper was particularly hard hit — with a 34 person department now cut to nine. The paper, according to Kay, doesn’t even plan to have a single writer covering the New York Yankees. Instead, they will print wire service accounts.

“Why couldn’t a guy like Jeff Bezos — like he did with the Washington Post — why couldn’t he buy it?” Kay said. “Instead, charlatans like Tronc bought the New York Daily News, and they have now, today, effectively destroyed it.”

The broadcaster concluded his five-minute diatribe with a parting shot for Tronc.

“[The Daily News has] chronicled the history of this great city. And now, effectively, they’re dead! For no reason! Money hungry slobs!”

Watch above, via the YES Network.

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