Conservative activist James O'Keefe made two videos widely aired on FOX News showing several ACORN employees giving tax advice to O'Keefe and a female accomplice who were posing as a pimp and a prostitute.
In a statement, ACORN's President of Housing Alton Bennett and Executive Director Mike Shea, said they were "appalled and angry" to see the latest video. They said there were no loan documents completed, no bank loans arranged and no new business established. They said the two workers were fired and an internal review of practices will be done. Two other ACORN employees had been fired the day before as a result of these videos.
But Bennett and Shea said the video was "slanted to misinform the public about ACORN Housing." The video fails to mention that the same people who made the tape went to at least five other ACORN Housing offices where they were either turned away or where employees responded by calling police, they said.
"It is part of a long-term plan to smear ACORN Housing for political reasons and provide entertainment in the process," Bennett and Shea said.
Four naive young low-level ACORN employees were fired. They clearly did not represent the approved policies of the ACORN organization. Rather, these four young people were victims and dupes of the latest Conservative FOX News video scam.