But less hits on the web about something embarrassing or wrong is better than many. One may be too many, but the less the better. I mean, you might have a broken window, but would that be an excuse to leave the front door unlocked?
And yes, if you make too big of a deal of removing from one place, you may draw more attention to another. That is related to why more people don't sue for defamation than they do. If you make too big of a deal out of something, others will assume there is something to it (where there's smoke, there is fire). And sometimes things that are previously ignored may be called into scrutiny. As an example, a boy had the name of Adolph Hitler Campbell. The father asked a store to put his name on a birthday cake, and the store refused. So he took the store to court. Taking them to court made him a public figure, and when people from social services saw that his kids were named Adolph Hitler Campbell and Aryan Nations Campbell, they were taken from the family. So he gave the kids White supremacist names, big deal, right? But he made waves and drew attention to that fact, and their parenting was called into question. Had he not raised hell over the store refusing to decorate a cake, the names wouldn't have raised as many eyebrows.