Reality Check

Reality Check

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

Thursday, Jun 12, 2014 at 10:51 PM PDT

Reverse Mortgages Too Good to be True?

Reverse Mortgages Too Good to be True?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at the claim that you can take out a reverse mortgage and still keep your house.

Wednesday, Jun 11, 2014 at 11:35 PM PDT

Reality Check: Tech Shuttle Claims

Reality Check: Tech Shuttle Claims

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines the claim tech companies are promoting environmental benefits with shuttle services for its employees.

Thursday, Jun 5, 2014 at 09:33 AM PDT

California Primary Turnout: Worst Ever

California Primary Turnout: Worst Ever

NBC Bay Area talked with the Secretary of State’s office who said that preliminary numbers showed a little over 18 percent of registered voters actually participated in Tuesday's primary.

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 10:48 AM PDT

Ro Khanna Faces Misleading, Bizarre Attack

Ro Khanna Faces Misleading, Bizarre Attack

In a congressional race to represent Silicon Valley -- one that's being watched around the country --Democrats Mike Honda and Ro Khanna advanced through California's top-two primary system Tuesday night, and are...

Tuesday, Jun 3, 2014 at 09:15 PM PDT

Proposed Marijuana Dispensary Regulations in SJ, Reasonable?

Proposed Marijuana Dispensary Regulations in SJ, Reasonable?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines the San Jose mayor's proposal to regulate pot dispensaries in the city.

Monday, Jun 2, 2014 at 08:45 PM PDT

EPA to Tighten Carbon Emissions Standards

EPA to Tighten Carbon Emissions Standards

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines the EPA's latest plan to reduce carbon pollution by 30 percent from 2005 levels by the year 2030.

Thursday, May 29, 2014 at 09:00 PM PDT

Reality Check: PG&E Most Reliable Utility?

Reality Check: PG&E Most Reliable Utility?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines PG&E claims in its advertisements that the utility is making services "safer" and "more reliable."

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at 06:09 AM PDT

Does Freezing Your Jeans Work?

Does Freezing Your Jeans Work?

Surprisingly, it appears that the freeze method is something that people actually do instead of washing their jeans.

Monday, May 26, 2014 at 08:20 PM PDT

Reality Check: Fair Pay at McDonald's?

Reality Check: Fair Pay at McDonald's?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock examines the claims McDonald's offers fair pay and gives all its employees the chance to rise up the ranks.

Wednesday, Jun 4, 2014 at 04:09 PM PDT

Ronald Reagan a Gold Standard for Conservative Policy?

Ronald Reagan a Gold Standard for Conservative Policy?

In this edition of Reality Check, Sam Brock looks at claims about the late Ronald Reagan and his conservative record.

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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