Fox News: Your World: Cavuto
Cavuto: Why are you so forgiving?
Mason: I’ll be honest with you. It’s not that I’m so forgiving, it’s that all these people are very sick. They get a vicious, sick, perverted, sadistic thrill out of this whole thing. Look at the glee in them. Look at the happiness about catching him. Because they’re all basically failures or they never amounted to anything. Oh, they’re actors who are struggling to make a living and they’ve always been bitter and envious of a guy who makes such a huge success. So now they found an excuse…
Cavuto (interrupts): But he did say a lot of nasty things. As a Jew, how do you feel about it?
Mason: Let me be very honest with you. Nobody could excuse these remarks, but do you ever take it so seriously when a guy is drunk and stupid, laying on the floor, and he says some ridiculous things. People curse their own mother in a state like that. They tell their whole family to drop dead. I mean, the whole family would be going to a cemetery by Thursday.
Cavuto: But never the less, they say it’s a truth serum. You don’t buy that?
Mason: They say it’s a truth serum. You gotta be a moron, you gotta be the phoniest, wretchedest fraud in the world to claim that it’s a truth serum. If it’s your family or your friends and they say something in a drunken state, you say he’s drunk and you forget about it. In a drunken state you might bang your head against the wall. Does that mean you wanna break your head? You might go into a car…
Cavuto: (interrupts) You’re not bitter toward Mel?
Mason: I wanna ask you a question. Do you ever notice how people beg a guy not to drive when he’s drunk and he drives anyway cause he doesn’t even know he’s drunk and he doesn’t even know he shouldn’t be driving and he doesn’t even know that ten seconds later he’s dead?
Cavuto: That’s a very good point.
Mason: If you wanna kill yourself, does that prove yourself that really if you gave him a gun he would kill himself? If you gave him a gun I don’t think he’d kill himself. He’s too sick and drunk to know that he’s about to kill himself. I wanna ask you a question. These people are attacking him. They’re all saying the same thing in Hollywood, “I would never work with him again.” These are all failures that have never worked with him before. He never asked them to work with him, he don’t need them. He makes a fortune, but they can’t get a job. But they’re threatening him that they won’t work with him again.
Cavuto: So you think a lot of this is jealousy?
Mason: Jealousy and hate and contempt for a guy who’s doing too good. Also with this guy Abe Foxman, this head of the ADL. Another fake from top to bottom. I don’t talk about people, it’s not my nature, but he’s a total fake. Let’s be honest about it. Anybody who makes a life out of fighting racism in effect has to blow-up racism in order to justify himself and the job he has, otherwise he’d have to go to work. Otherwise he’d have to get up in the morning and get a real job.
Cavuto: Jackie, let’s look at this. ABC has already cut plans to co-produce his holocaust special, so that’s out. Is he going to have any ill effects from all of this in Hollywood?
Mason: He might have ill effects, because people love burying a guy who’s big. If a guy on a bicycle breaks down, you cry for him. If he breaks down in a Rolls Royce, you applaud. People who make a living from fighting ant-Semitism, like Al Sharpton, and from fighting racism, they have to convince themselves there’s racism everyplace and that every minute they’re about to blow up every Jew in America, because otherwise they’d have to go to work for a living. He fears a job a lot more than he fears Anti-Semitism. That he might have to get up in the morning is an amazing fear that Foxman has. And all of the sudden he made himself the judge and the jury of this man.
Cavuto: Well, a lot of people have. There was that Rabbi who suggested that maybe Mel Gibson should apologize to his congregation on Yom Kippur.
Jackie: You know why? Because nobody knows who this Rabbi is. Who cares who he is? All of the sudden he becomes a producer. All of the sudden he’s producing a show with him and Mel Gibson. He’ll become the star of the show. Then you’ll see it in the newspapers, “Starring Rabbi Schwartz with Mel Gibson”. He’ll get second billing, because it’s another Rabbi looking for attention. They decided they’re the judge and jury of this whole situation. They’ve become a personal mafia now. Because who knows who they are, who would pay attention to them? Foxman and this other guy are loving it. They’re threatening him everyday about how he should apologize…
Cavuto: Jews who are speaking out against… There are some Jews who aren’t in that camp who are legitimately offended. You say they should get over themselves?
Jackie: They’re nuts if they’re offended. His life has been a mecca of decency all of his life. He never afflicted a Jew in his life personally. How a guy lived for fifty years is what should count, not one remark when you’re drunk. He never joined a club that was anti-Semitic. He never refused to give a guy a tip at a restaurant because he found out he was Jewish. His house doesn’t have a sign in front of it that says ‘no Jews allowed’. What did he ever do that was anti-Jewish in his life? A whole 50 years of decency doesn’t count because you made one remark? Now they say apologize, but he didn’t apologize enough. He should apologize a little higher. He should apologize in the morning, he only apologized at night. …. He was apologized but he was sitting… He should have got a note to apologize… He should apologize at least two more times, four times, thirty-two… now they want him to get circumcized
Cavuto: Enough already… It’s a family show…
Jackie: It’s a family show, but we should have decency. It’s more important if we brought decency into this world and stop attacking people because you’re never amounted to anything…
Cavuto: Jackie, you’re yelling at me too. Jackie Mason, thank you very much.