Saturday 07 July 2012
NOTW editor 'spiked paedophilia scoop [sic] on Arthur C Clarke for fear of Murdoch'
"Ex-reporter claims story never ran because the sci-fi author was the proprietor's friend
The News of the World spiked an exclusive story exposing the science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke as a paedophile [sic], according to a new book about life inside the newspaper whose closure was announced a year ago today.
In Hack, an account of his nerve-shredding days as a reporter on the News of the World and then the Sunday Mirror, Graham Johnson claims that although the NOTW prided itself on outing pederasts, editors made an exception for Mr Clarke because he was a friend of Rupert Murdoch."