Reality Check

Reality Check

Vets the truthfulness of claims and measures the efficacy of public policy

Thursday, Jan 22, 2015 at 11:38 AM PST

Reality Check: Does Obama Tax Plan Target Only Wealthiest?

Reality Check: Does Obama Tax Plan Target Only Wealthiest?

Sam Brock looks into whether the president's new tax plan really targets only the wealthiest Americans.

Friday, Jan 16, 2015 at 03:50 PM PST

Reality Check: How Many Jobs Would Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Create?

Reality Check: How Many Jobs Would Keystone XL Oil Pipeline Create?

One reason there's so much contention over approving the Keystone XL oil pipeline jobs -- as in, how many would this project really create? -- the projections are so all over the map. What's the real...

Wednesday, Dec 24, 2014 at 08:43 PM PST

Do Protests Lead to Any Lasting Change?

Do Protests Lead to Any Lasting Change?

As protests continue to rage over police shootings nationwide, many are asking whether these often disruptive demonstrations will lead to any lasting change. In tonight's Reality Check, NBC Bay Area's Sam Brock...

Tuesday, Dec 16, 2014 at 08:53 PM PST

Reality Check: Did Uber Break Its Promise During Emergencies?

Reality Check: Did Uber Break Its Promise During Emergencies?

The 16-hour hostage situation in Sydney rattled plenty of nerves, but the crisis also cast a negative light on Uber. Some riders were charged extra to escape the area. In this edition of Reality Check, NBC...

Monday, Dec 8, 2014 at 09:58 PM PST

Undocumented Workers Contribute Positively to U.S. Economy

Undocumented Workers Contribute Positively to U.S. Economy

In this Reality Check, NBC Bay Area’s Sam Brock dives into the data and see if and how undocumented immigrants have helped the U.S. economy.

Friday, Dec 5, 2014 at 07:13 PM PST

Reality Check: Examining the Jobs Report

Reality Check: Examining the Jobs Report

Friday's jobs report was great news for many, but there's one big reason the celebrating might be too soon. What's really going on behind the numbers? Sam Brock takes a Reality Check.

ABOUT REALITY CHECK

Using a combination of interviewing, analysis and investigative research – Reality Check vets the truthfulness of claims and measures the efficacy of public policy. Sam Brock’s approach to reporting is to take no claim as fact without substantiating its accuracy and let the numbers do the talking.
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