Lynn cannot see that because she and her fans live in the fate-and-faith based world. In her mind, Evil Patriarch Bonehead Dork Mister Gluttson was asking Michael to do something that HE was supposed to do. Rather than be his evil employer's fall guy, Michael bravely resigned from the evil magazine that was filled with scary information and scandalously evil pictures of women who clearly want to steal husbands away from poor, put-upon mothers who have nooooooo help and nooooo time to themselves because that's what pretty girls just do.
Turning Mike into a hero for leaving a good job because he was staring down the barrel of having people not like him is just as plausible as declaring John a great father for threatening April because she wanted to finish her homework. To make it work, you have to be crazy rampage nuts and dumber than a sack of hair.