It’s every reporters dream, a sensational story uncovered about Arthur C Clarke alleging he was a paedophile. However as Clarke was a close friend of Murdoch’s he refused to publish the story.
The press have always claimed that they break stories as they are in the public interest, but if this was true EVERY story would be published. I have always heard stories from friends of friends in the media about stories that are not published for whatever reason (Steven Gerrard, Kevin Keegan, Gary Glitter).
Freedom of the press simply related to the freedom for them to publish what they perceive will sell papers. It’s all about the money money money……..as Jessie J would say.