Question of the Day

Yesterday's Question of the Day asked …  This Irish American Pulitzer Prize-winner penned a blockbuster novel that 1) became a major motion picture starring Robert DeNiro and 2) saw its title become a major catchphrase. Who is he, and what was the name of his book? That would be New York Daily NewsJimmy Breslin, author of The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight.

Congratulations to Paul JJ Payack for being the very first person to tweet us the correct answer! Honorable mentions also go out to Jeanne Kirkglengarry, freelance journalist Amy ZipkinEdward Tenner@.l.interpretationsMitch CohenRick MarianettiDan Tynan at Yahoo! NewsCindi Lash with Pittzburgh MagazineBill Chuck of the Chicago Sun-Times and the Boston Globe, and Leonard Greycloud, for also getting that right.

As for today's question, here it is: This self-proclaimed "liberal Irish-American" journalist's parents emigrated from Belfast to New York, later causing him to report on "The Troubles" in Northern Ireland. He wrote, "Both of them, particularly my mother, were determined never to do to anybody in this country what had been done to them in Northern Island, so bigotry was a worse sin to them than self-pity." Who is he?

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