Cause people don't care if they get thrown under the bus in the press on a regular basis while the guy who is steering the ship keeps pointing fingers at everyone else. Public perception matters. At some point you're going to have a mutiny on your hands. They like him now. They won't always. When the waters get rough and stay rough and he does that poo they'll turn on him. It's not a good thing for a leader to be doing in any organization.