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Chaser's bestiality skit not in breach of ABC editorial policy, review finds

ABC chief Mark Scott defends satirical sketch mocking a conservative critic but labels it 'tasteless and undergraduate'

An ABC investigation has cleared the satirical election program The Hamster Decides for broadcasting an image of a conservative columnist having sex with a dog, but the managing director has labelled it tasteless and undergraduate.

Mark Scott revealed the result of the internal review in an interview on Melbourne's 774 radio on Friday morning, explaining the program did not breach the corporation's editorial policies.

"I thought it was pretty full-on and tasteless and undergraduate," Scott said on 774. "I didn't like it."

But Scott said the segment was in context in a satirical program and he would defend it even if he didn't agree with it.

The image attracted only one complaint when it was broadcast to a million people, but after columnists started writing about it more people complained to the ABC's consumer affairs department.

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