ABC managing director and editor-in-chief Mark Scott's apology to The Australian commentator Chris Kenny, delivered yesterday, raises more questions than it answers.

Missing from the apology is any statement to the effect that the ABC had breached its editorial policies by airing a segment on The Hamster Decides that depicted an obviously photoshopped picture of Kenny mounting a dog. An internal ABC editorial review, prompted by complaints to the public broadcaster, cleared the sketch of any breach. Scott's apology reads, in part: