Son of Liberty
As to being educated, I am referring to the ability to think constructively and fairly. When people use that amount of profanity it leads me to conclude they lack basic critical thinking skills. One could be an avid reader and be able to think constructively without attaining a degree, while another could attain a degree but be unable to think constructively.Maher graduated from Cornell, so I don't think he's uneducated. I know you're not talking about him specifically though, and generally I agree with you about people who swear excessively. He is a comedian and an entertainer more so than a political commentator or news anchor though, and that's just how most comedians are. For some reason a lot of people find vulgarity funny.
I understand he's a comedian, but I do think people use that excuse for his behavior way too much. He IS a political commentator, and when he calls someone a cunt or makes fun of someone's special needs kid not only do I not find it funny, I find him to be an idiot without the intellectual capacity to think critically and I find it cowardly for him to hide behind the "I'm a comedian" card.
Rush Limbaugh is an entertainer also, and I find calling women sluts to be just as stupid and juvenile. We can disagree on issues without using that kind of language.
Anyway, as to the topic of this thread, in this instance, I agree with him.