John Campbell to Ken Ring: I am sincerely sorry
Tuesday 1 Mar 2011 7:10 p.m.
By John Campbell
Last night we had Ken Ring on the programme.
It will have been apparent to anyone watching that I don't believe he can predict earthquakes.
Nor do any of the scientists here.
But many people I've spoken to in this city do - and Mr Ring's predictions terrify them.
After a week here watching this city shouldering the burden of last Tuesday, I believe, with all my heart, that Christchurch doesn't need that kind of stress.
They are hurting enough already.
But I should have kept my heart out of it - or kept it under control - and as many of you have pointed out, I should have let Mr Ring speak.
You're right. I should have. He was our guest.
I have phoned Mr Ring to personally apologise.
I repeat that apology to him now and I want to extend it to everyone watching who was offended by my treatment of Mr Ring.
I am sincerely sorry.
We did invite Mr Ring back onto the programme tonight, promising him a far fairer hearing.