Sunday mirror dating
In , 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.
Through BSky B, the tycoon commercially exploited the futurologist's theory that satellites would be ideal for communications and praised him in public.
Tipped off about the story, the Sunday Mirror sent Mr Johnson to Colombo, where he extracted an confession from the author that he paid boys for sex.
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The News of the World spiked an exclusive story exposing the science fiction writer Arthur C Clarke as a paedophile, according to a new book about life inside the newspaper whose closure was announced a year ago today.
"I have never had the slightest interest in children – boys or girls. But once they have reached the age of puberty, then it is OK," Mr Clarke was quoted as saying in the Sunday Mirror.
"If the kids enjoy it and don't mind it doesn't do any harm …