Close Up, TVNZ's nightly current affairs show, was surely plumbing the depths last night. Mark Sainsbury interviewed Mike Hosking about Alison Mau's on-air attack on Women's Day.
That's right. A TVNZ presenter interviewed a TVNZ presenter about what another TVNZ presenter said on - yes - a TVNZ show.
The Close Up piece can be viewed here. But a warning: after watching this you will probably feel the urge to stab out your eyes, vomit over your loved ones and then run down the street naked screaming " the horror! the horror!".
The crowning glory of this astounding piece of "journalism" is Chris Baldock, editor of the Truth newspaper, a venerable weekly organ whose pages are devoted to titties and ads for prostitutes and psychics, telling the aforesaid Mr Sainsbury he was concerned that the US paparazzi culture might be coming to our shores.
So can I get that bowl now?