Reality Check

Reality Check

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

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...

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.

Tuesday, Dec 2, 2014 at 09:36 PM PST

Reality Check: Oil Prices

Reality Check: Oil Prices

Gas prices are plummeting with no end in sight. Great news, right? Sure, if you're a driver. But air travelers aren't seeing the same discount. In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock explains why.

Tuesday, Nov 25, 2014 at 07:58 PM PST

Reality Check: Black Friday

Reality Check: Black Friday

Are "Black Friday" and "Cyber Monday" the days with the lowest prices when it comes to holiday shopping? Sam Brock has the answers in this edition of 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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