Making a mountain out of a molehill?

At a convocation ceremony, a student blurted out a profanity at the end of her speech.

And for the next 14 days:
  • The New Paper made it a cover story and devoted four prime pages to the 'news'
  • Columnists of The Straits Times wrote lengthy commentaries about it
  • Readers sent letters to the press to give their take on the incident

It's amusing to see how such a small incident can garner so much attention!