Jackie Mason has a unique personality and style. He insults individuals, ethnic groups and religions equally. He is in his eighties now and has been controversial and extremely popular since about the early sixties. This means he has basically been insulting people for about 50 plus years - and remains popular. Comedy Central ranked him number 63 of the 100 Greatest Stand Ups of All Time. Why would we penalize someone for a highly successful act?
No. I do not believe Jackie Mason should be penalized professionally for his controversial statements and actions, because we live in a free country where people can say whatever they want. The first amendment protects this right. No one should get in trouble for saying what they feel in their heart.
Jackie Mason is an old codger set in his ways. Like everyone else, he has a right to his own opinion and shouldn't be fined for his statements or actions as a comedian. Keep in mind, Mason is trying to make headlines to stay relevant with his act. He's too old to bother anyone at this time, so Mason should simply be left alone to his own musings.
Jackie Mason is a comedian, and he has artistic license to say things that others would only say in hate. People are quick to be insulted by jokes and comedians, but this is almost inherent in the profession itself. Jackie Mason is allowed to say offensive things in the proper context.
Jackie Mason is an 82 year old Jewish comedian who has more or less retired from public life. How are you going to punish him? Go to wherever he lives and shake your finger strenuously in his general direction? Old people are sometimes offensive, and they can't be changed. Get over it.