Reality Check

Reality Check

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

Wednesday, Mar 11, 2015 at 08:29 PM PDT

Reality Check: Clinton Email Controversy

Reality Check: Clinton Email Controversy

Hillary Clinton faced some tough questions Tuesday after her critics, and even some supporters, demanded an explanation for her private email controversy. The former Secretary of State told the country she broke...

Wednesday, Mar 4, 2015 at 04:45 PM PST

Reality Check: Security or Invasion of Privacy?

Reality Check: Security or Invasion of Privacy?

Security or an invasion of privacy? The issue is growing. The Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors recently approved the purchase of a stingray for the sheriff's department.

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 07:18 PM PST

Reality Check: Immigration

Reality Check: Immigration

Immigration is a hot topic in politics right now with the recent court decision scrambling plans for millions of undocumented immigrants. As the dust settles, the claims are flying from both sides.

Tuesday, Feb 10, 2015 at 07:09 PM PST

Reality Check: Same-Sex Discrimination

Reality Check: Same-Sex Discrimination

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at a new case that's popped up in Colorado, that's already drawing national attention.

Tuesday, Feb 3, 2015 at 07:21 PM PST

Reality Check: Examining Obama's New Spending Plan

Reality Check: Examining Obama's New Spending Plan

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at which tax-payers actually stand to benefit, or pay, under the president's policy.

Wednesday, Jan 28, 2015 at 07:42 PM PST

Reality Check: Winter Wild Fires On The Rise?

Reality Check: Winter Wild Fires On The Rise?

With only a few days left, January is on-track to be the driest on record in the Bay Area. In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock takes a look at the numbers to see if winter wild fires are really on...

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...

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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