In reading this article about ACORN, I came across the following (emphasis mine):

ACORN chief organizer Bertha Lewis said the videos capturing her former workers were “doctored, edited, and in no way the result of the fabricated story being portrayed by conservative activist ‘filmmaker’ O’Keefe and his partner in crime.”

Lewis said ACORN will take legal action against FOX News and those involved in the making of the videos. She said ACORN offices were also targeted in San Diego, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and Philadelphia, among other places.

I am appalled and angry,” Lewis said. “I cannot and I will not defend the actions of the workers depicted in the video, who have since been terminated.”

Okay, so a simple question (that no one, to my knowledge, has asked):

If the videos are doctored, if the videos are faked, and the employees did nothing wrong, then why were they fired? If the videos were doctored, then why fire the employees? If they aren’t doctored, why say they are? Is it that ACORN would rather face a wrongful termination suit from four employees than a child prostitution investigation?