It’s safe to say US President Barack Obama had no idea the trouble he’d find himself in after telling a kid journalist recently that his favourite food was broccoli.
Since then, comedians and Twitter users have served up entrée-sized servings of accusations that the president was dishonest with the pint-sized reporter.
If he did stretch the truth, Obama, a father of two, has plenty of company.
Some 84 percent of parents lie to their kids in the name of good parenting, according to a study released in November by the International Journal of Psychology.
Are they right?