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Rachel Maddow Fact Checks Her Interview With FAIR President Dan Stein

Rachel Maddow followed up on her interview with FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) President Dan Stein and did some fact checking on th
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Rachel Maddow followed up on her interview with FAIR (Federation for American Immigration Reform) President Dan Stein and did some fact checking on the claims he made. As I noted they already started doing that at her blog the night of the interview.

They updated their post with the information she reported in this segment here -- Revised: Record contradicts Dan Stein:

Dan Stein, president of the Federation for American Immigration Reform, wants you to believe his group never gave money to Protect Arizona Now, and especially not when self-proclaimed "ethnic separatist" Virginia Abernethy was a top official. Asked about reports that FAIR had contributed to Protect Arizona Now, Stein told us last night:

"First of all, we never gave that organization a dime. And secondly, even if we were going to give them a dime, we wouldn't have given them a dime with Virginia Abernethy associated with it."

Let's go to the record. An account from the Chicago-based Center for New Community notes Abernethy's appointment was announced on July 26, 2004. By August, it was making headlines in Arizona. The Arizona Secretary of State records a contribution to PAN of $50,000 from FAIR and another $50,000 from the FAIR Congressional Task Force on April 1, 2004. The next month, on May 11, FAIR gave Pan another $25,500 -- and the FAIR Congressional Task Force gave PAN $25,000. The next month, on June 11, FAIR gave PAN $50,000 and its Congressional Task Force gave $55,000. Read on...

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