06/19/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Did WSJ Editor Lie About Arthur Sulzberger's Girly-Man Picture?

Thomson acknowledged, to the Observer if not directly to Sulzberger, that it was indeed Sulzberger's chin and cheeks in the photo mosaic. But what he hasn't acknowledged publicly is that the very idea of using the illustration to tweak Sulzberger was his from the start -- and that it wasn't a popular one among his Journal subordinates, who aren't used to seeing their news pages used to carry out Murdoch's personal feuds (unlike, say, their counterparts at the New York Post).

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