What Paula Zahn forgot: the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform gets money from the Irish government

Apparently CNN's "Paula Zahn Now" features a "People You Should Know" segment, and in a recent one [1] she featured Niall O'Dowd, chairman of the Irish Lobby for Immigration Reform. The link is little more than something the O'Dowd could have written himself. It ends with this:

In addition to leading the Irish Lobby for Immigration, O'Dowd also founded Irish America Magazine and Irish Voice newspaper in New York.

Of course, what she and her producers forgot to tell you is that the ILIR is partly funded by the Irish government. Most people don't take too kindly to foreign-funded groups trying to meddle in our internal politics, but a few people don't. The latter is Paula Zahn's target audience.

[1] cnn.com/2007/US/03/20/psyk.odowd/index.html


_In addition to leading the IRISH Lobby for Immigration, O'Dowd also founded IRISH America Magazine and IRISH Voice newspaper in New York._ Meaning he has made money via businesses that pander to a distinctly non-American ethnic consciousness. And he wants to make sure that continues by importing or legalizing as many people like him as possible. Did Paula mention that?