Tony Buzbee meets the Press after botched intern controversy

That didn’t end well.


Greg Groogan of Fox26 and Mario Diaz of KPRC ran a story about an “intern” that was hired at a salary of $95,000. Buzbee jumped on this controversy like Donald Trump jumped on a porn star. He held a press conference. He called for the Texas Attorney General to start an investigation. He called the Texas Rangers. And so far they haven’t returned any of his calls and for good reason.

The “intern” according to the Houston Chronicle, has a master’s degree in legal studies from Texas State University and a law degree from Texas Southern University. He also has very significant experience. From the Chronicle:

Turner released a statement Tuesday explaining that the position is part of the airport system’s “Executive Internship Program” and said Agumagu’s salary “is commensurate with his education and experience.” Houston Airport System Director Mario Diaz created the program “to attract new talent in the field of aviation” and to serve as an entry to a city management training program, according to a 2018 memo released by the city Tuesday.

The bottom line is this is 1995 all over again like Wayne Dolcefino’s botched investigation story against Turner that ended in a lawsuit. From a previous post.

Wayne Dolcefino was an investigative reporter (sic) for KTRK-TV. He had a boner for Sylvester Turner back in 1995 when Turner first ran for Mayor. Dolcefino was eventually sued and lost for a story about insurance fraud and a jury awarded $5.5 Million. 

Groogan and Diaz have been nominated for the Wayne Dolcefino Investigations Gone Wrong award. Buzbee is still waiting by the phone wiping the egg off his face.

2 Responses to Tony Buzbee meets the Press after botched intern controversy

  1. Anonymous says:

    “Dolcefino was eventually sued and lost for a story about insurance fraud and a jury awarded $5.5 Million.”The verdict was overturned on appeal, and that appeal was upheld by the Texas Supreme Court. Turner didn't get a nickel because he wasn't defamed.

  2. Anonymous says:

    yep. The appeal wasn't based upon the facts of the matter. It was on the legality on whether Dolcefino could be sued. The jury ruled on the facts and how much they should award based upon the facts.Thank you for playing.

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