David Mamet Gave A Bonkers Interview To Fox News Where He Accused Teachers Of Being Student-Grooming Creeps
David Mamet is an iconic American playwright, and maybe the most iconic line from his extensive body of work (which isn’t even material he actually wrote, it was specifically written for the film) is Alec Baldwin’s monologue from Glengarry Glen Ross, in which Alec reminds the agents that coffee is a privilege for closers only, and that one should ABC – always be closing. David Mamet must have misremembered what that acronym stood for, because he recently appeared on Fox News and brought some major ABC energy, except in this case, his mental motivation was to always be crazy. David spoke about the recent conversation surrounding teaching sex, sexuality, and gender in schools, and almost everything that came out of his mouth could have filled 20 coffee mugs with bullshit. Like David’s theory that most teachers are pedophiles, whether they know it or not. Zosia Mamet, come collect your father.
The 74-year-old Pulitzer Prize winner appeared on Fox News’ Life, Liberty & Levin with host Mark Levin on Sunday. And David really sped his own metaphorical plow all the way into QAnon country when it came to that discussion on teaching kids about basic sex and sexuality education. You know, it’s the whole “don’t say gay” bill conversation that has right-wingers accusing people of grooming children. Apparently, we can count David Mamet in that group whose voice is hoarse from screaming, “Won’t somebody think of the children??“. But because he is a famous person, he gets to do his screaming on Fox News. But his screaming is a little different, in the fact that he also has his suspicions about why teachers would want to educate children on sex ed in the first place. According to David, it’s because teaching is the number-one gateway for men to become sickos, creeps, and pedos. via NBC News:
“What we have is kids not only being indoctrinated but groomed, in a very real sense, by people who are, whether they know it or not, sexual predators,” Mamet said Sunday during a FOX News interview. “Are they abusing the kids physically? No, I don’t think so. But they are abusing them mentally and using sex to do so. This has always been the problem with education. Teachers are inclined, particularly men because men are predators, to pedophilia.”
David Mamet on Fox News: "Teachers are inclined, particularly men because men are predators, to pedophilia" pic.twitter.com/azAlXPWRUc
— Madeline Peltz (@peltzmadeline) April 11, 2022
It should be noted that David Mamet’s own mother was reportedly a school teacher, which begs the question: How hard is that woman rolling in her grave right now. Likely pretty hard. Hopefully enough to aggressively rumble the soil under David’s feet the next time he visits her grave, and it knocks some sense into him. Of course, teachers – you know, the people who teach because they love it and not because they’re looking to commit felonies – had something to say about David’s theory that teachers are pedos or pedos-in-waiting. The head of the American Federation of Teachers, Randi Weingarten, gave the following statement to NBC News, declaring that David gets an F on his “Creeps in the Classroom” thesis:
Randi Weingarten, president of the American Federation of Teachers, called Mamet’s remarks “a repulsive demonization of the very people who have been the lifeline to our kids.”
“This demonization of teachers is dangerous for our educators and for their students, and it must stop,” Weingarten said in a statement. “In the meantime, teachers will keep doing their jobs to create opportunity and joy for every child in this country, and that overcomes anger, fear and gross misinformation every time.”
But why was David Mamet on Fox News to begin with? He’s currently pushing a book, Recessional: The Death of Free Speech and the Cost of a Free Lunch. And, he’s also got a revival of American Buffalo on Broadway right now. But, he’s also a huge Donald Trump fan and thinks the election was rigged, so really, he’s kind of their ideal guest. Hell, with conspiracy theories this bold and defamatory, he might even get invited back as a regular guest. And the next time he returns to Fox News, why do I have the feeling he’ll be debuting an updated re-written version of his 1974 play Sexual Perversity in Chicago, which is now titled Sexual Perversity in OUR CHILDREN’S SCHOOLS!!! (Look it up, I swear it’s true). But good luck trying to get the average Fox News viewer to read a play.