Why do Muslim clerics not realize that education alone can help fight ignorance and false propaganda?

Present-day clerics are no different from the common man, they too have become emotional. A cleric called me and told that another cleric said in a speech, “If you disrespect me, I would say nothing, if you disrespect Muslims, we would say nothing but if you disrespect the Prophet, we would not be able to bear it!” Throughout the world, I have not found any cleric who is an exception to this because all are seething with negative emotions.