Question of the Day: Is “Jesus Camp” Michael Moore controversy spin?

Question of the Day: Is "Jesus Camp" Michael Moore controversy spin?

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I wonder if this “Jesus CampMichael Moore thing is just spin by both sides to generate press?

i.e. this Reuters piece that was also linked on Drudge Report today:

LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – Ignoring a request to remove the documentary “Jesus Camp” from its lineup, Michael Moore’s Traverse City (Mich.) Film Festival plans two screenings of the film, one Friday and one Saturday.

The documentary, directed by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, looks at a summer camp for born-again Christian children, and has won top jury awards at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival and AFI SilverDocs Film Festival.

After Magnolia Films acquired North American distribution rights last week, the company asked festival organizers to drop the film because it was concerned that any association with the polarizing director of “Fahrenheit 9/11” could damage its prospects in conservative circles.

“The reality of the world we live in today is that if Michael Moore endorses it, tens of millions will automatically reject it,” said Magnolia Films president Eamonn Bowles.

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