The matter Schofield tried to raise goes to the heart of power. It's not about policy; it's personal. If certain pillars of the state are criminals of the basest, meanest kind and all their colleagues- politicians, journalists, the judiciary- have conspired to protect them...well- let's just not go there! Sue him, sack him, grind him into the dust- and spare your tears for the powerful men whose reputations he has besmirched!
Challenge the establishment- I mean really challenge it, not just make jokes about it- and you hit a force field.