Question of the Day

Mar 17, 2014

Friday's Question of the Day asked …  This self-proclaimed "liberal Irish-American" journalist wrote of his Irish immigrant parents, "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? That would be Pete Hamill.

Congratulations to Geraldine Herbert for being the very first person to tweet us the correct answer! Honorable mentions also go out to Craig Pittman of the Tampa Bay TimesM. Edward BoraskyEugene HuntRachel RohBill Chuck of the Chicago Sun-Times and the Boston GlobeEdward Tenner,Mitch Cohen@.l.interpretationseschuman and Dan Freedman of Hearst Newspapers.

As for today's question, it's finally St. Paddy's Day, so this will be our last Irish-themed QOTD: Incredibly, this Irish newspaper is believed to be the oldest English language general daily still in publication. Two questions: What is it called today, and what was it originally christened?

Click here to tweet your answer to @MuckRack. We’ll announce the winners tomorrow!

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