This edition of Fact Check TV in partnership with NBC 7 San Diego examines a claim about the secrecy of a free perk aboard the USS Midway Museum, the popular downtown tourist attraction.

Union-Tribune blogger Richard Gleaves said the museum doesn’t advertise a program that gives free access to the aircraft carrier’s bow. He said the museum has no signs near its entrance and no mention of the program on its website.

Since several signs do exist near the ship’s entrance, we rated the claim False.

Hungry for more Fact Check TV? You can help hold government officials and others accountable by emailing new Fact Check suggestions to We feature the best on NBC7 San Diego every Friday during the 6 p.m. newscast.

Keegan Kyle is a news reporter for He writes about public safety and handles the Fact Check Blog. What should he write about next?

Please contact him directly at or 619.550.5668. You can also find him on Twitter (@keegankyle) and Facebook.

Like VOSD on Facebook.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.