The point is that this happens in PRIVATE.
Modly said "If he didn't think that this information wasn't going to [leak], then he was stupid".
It wasn't trying to protect his crew that was stupid. It was sending to a wide distribution list that was stupid.
Same with SECNAVs. If you cause a shitstorm, you'll be disavowed.
So I'd agree that Modly is a turd -- but he was right to fire Crozier and his comments were rational and accurate.