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Published June 14, 2012, 05:05 PM

National Geographic under fire from Hutterite bishops

Montana (WDAY TV) -- National Geographic Channel's "American Colony: Meet the Hutterites" is coming under fire from the faith's bishops.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Montana (WDAY TV) -- National Geographic Channel's "American Colony: Meet the Hutterites" is coming under fire from the faith's bishops.

The three bishops, who represent Hutterite colonies in the US and Canada, said they are "deeply disappointed" in the TV show. The 10 part series began airing last month providing a rare inside look at Hutterite life, focusing on the King Ranch Colony in Montana.

The bishops say the series is a distorted and exploitative image of Hutterites with contrived scenes and dialogue.

The channel did not have immediate comment.

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