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Most newspapers in the 40s and 50s still ran behind the Conservative Party's chariot wheels.
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The 60s and early 70s saw a sea change in the relationship between the press and those in power.
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The old feudal ownerships in Fleet Street eventually made way for new entrepreneurs. Rupert Murdoch's victory at Wapping transformed the entire industry and sealed his alliance with Mrs Thatcher. But from then on newspapers saw themselves as a co-equal power with politicians.
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John Major's failure to win the support of Rupert Murdoch almost certainly contributed to his fall, while Tony Blair's courting of the press was unprecedented in the case of a Labour leader. He may have learnt from Neil Kinnock, who blamed the press for his defeat.