Reality Check

Reality Check

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

Friday, Aug 7, 2015 at 09:55 PM PDT

Fact Checking the GOP Debate

Fact Checking the GOP Debate

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at claims from the GOP debate to separate the facts from the fibs.

Tuesday, Aug 4, 2015 at 07:18 PM PDT

Tree Collapses Likely Not Drought-Related, Experts Say

Tree Collapses Likely Not Drought-Related, Experts Say

A fallen tree in Pasadena injured eight children and sparked news reports and claims linking tree collapse to the current drought. But does the data support that claim? Sam Brock investigates.

Thursday, Jul 30, 2015 at 04:35 PM PDT

Family to Pay Price for Trying to Sue Ammo Dealers

Family to Pay Price for Trying to Sue Ammo Dealers

The family of an Aurora, Colorado shooting victim was ordered to pay $200,000 in court fees for the ammo dealers they tried to sue, a ruling that has sparked moral outrage. But how are the fees that high for...

Monday, Jul 20, 2015 at 07:13 PM PDT

Future of Iran Deal Rests in Hands of US Congress, Experts Say

Future of Iran Deal Rests in Hands of US Congress, Experts Say

A historic nuclear agreement, or dead on arrival? In this Reality Check, Sam Brock explains how the U.S. holds most of, if not all, of the chips in getting the Iran nuclear agreement through.

Tuesday, Jul 14, 2015 at 10:44 AM PDT

Recycled Water Safe for Drinking, Lab Results Show

Recycled Water Safe for Drinking, Lab Results Show

Leaders of the Santa Clara Valley Water District aim to have recycled water in the region's drinking cups in the next three to five years. But is the treated wastewater really as clean and pure as it's...

Thursday, Jul 9, 2015 at 07:44 PM PDT

Studies Show Immigration Doesn't Cause Rise in Crime

Studies Show Immigration Doesn't Cause Rise in Crime

A tragic shooting at Pier 14 and the arrest of an undocumented immigrant. A unique event or is there really a link between increased immigration and violent crime? Sam Brock looks at that controversial claim.

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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