In one stand-out moment from Barbara Kopple and Cecilia Peck‘s Dixie Chicks: Shut Up and Sing, singer Natalie Maines “watches news footage of President Bush being interviewed about the furor that followed her on-stage comment that she was ‘ashamed the President of the United States is from Texas,’ which resulted in the group being dropped from most radio stations, as well as protests and plummeting sales.
”’The Dixie Chicks are free to speak their mind,” Bush tells interviewer Tom Brokaw, adding, ‘[But] they shouldn’t have their feelings hurt just because some people don’t want to buy their records when they speak out. You know, freedom is a two-way street.’
“After watching this footage, Maines, incredulous, repeats the president’s comment about how the group shouldn’t have their ‘feelings hurt,’ and then says, ‘What a dumb fuck.’ She then looks into the camera, as if addressing Bush, and reiterates, ‘You’re a dumb fuck.'”
— from Chris Willman‘s EW piece about the doc, which wsas press-screened yesterday morning and screens again today.