Reality Check

Reality Check

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

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.

Thursday, Nov 20, 2014 at 08:55 PM PST

Reality Check: Immigration Reform

Reality Check: Immigration Reform

Republicans are calling foul, but are President Barack Obama's actions on immigration all that different from past presidents? Sam Brock takes a look in this edition of Reality Check.

Wednesday, Nov 19, 2014 at 11:53 AM PST

Is Oakland Really CA's Most Crime-Ridden City?

Is Oakland Really CA's Most Crime-Ridden City?

The FBI released its annual Crime in the United States report last week, leading to headlines throughout California that the City of Oakland was the most “crime-ridden” city in the Golden State.

Friday, Nov 14, 2014 at 11:24 PM PST

Can Republicans Stop President Obama’s Immigration Reform?

Can Republicans Stop President Obama’s Immigration Reform?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at what Republicans can do to stop President Barack Obama from moving forward with immigration reform.

Wednesday, Nov 12, 2014 at 08:49 PM PST

Online Hacks Changing Way You Shop?

Online Hacks Changing Way You Shop?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at what poses the biggest threat to shoppers as we head into the holiday season.

Tuesday, Nov 11, 2014 at 08:01 PM PST

Republican Control of the House and Senate Doesn't Equal Tons of Progress Necessarily

Republican Control of the House and Senate Doesn't Equal Tons of Progress Necessarily

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks into the claim that 300 bills were "bottled up" in the Senate.

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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