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“Your partner is lying to you!” says TV show about liars

Deception news now in the Daily Star. Admittedly, that’s a phrase that could preface most of their articles, but this particular instance concerns the list of things your partner is lying to you about:

From cheating to orgasms – the biggest lies we tell our partners revealed

COUPLES reveal the worst bare-faced lies they’ve told their lover.

We’ve all told little white lies at times, but some people have been brave enough to share the sordid tall stories they’ve gotten away with.

According to a new survey, a whopping 75% of Brits admitted lying to their partners and one in 10 reckon they do it regularly – with men expected to tell the most porkies.

Source: Daily Star, 9th March 2017

Could it be true that we’re seeing a monumental breakdown of trust in marriages across the country? Possibly not, given the motivations of the PR team behind this story:

The poll of 2,000 adults by TV show Imposters also found that a quarter of the population don’t completely trust their current partner and 5% don’t trust them at all.

If you’re unfamilar with Imposters as a TV show, it’s a show about con artists. Which puts the ‘people lie!’ angle of this press release into somewhat helpful context.

“It’s hard to limit your kids’ internet usage!” says internet usage limiting device

Gadgets ’cause eight million rows a day’ as two thirds admit they struggle to make their children put devices down

The nation’s families are having a combined eight million arguments a day over digital gadgets, a survey shows.

The biggest source of strife is parents feeling children are too absorbed by computers or tablets to communicate properly.

Two thirds admit they struggle to make their children put their devices down while nine out of ten youngsters are using smartphones or tablets before they turn eight.

Source: Daily Mail, 12th October 2015


Children these days are digital devils, with even the sternest of parent falling foul of their child’s incessant internetting. Try to impose limits and you risk real wrath – what is a parent to do? Well, the company behind this particular piece of PR has a few ideas:

Research by HomeHalo, a parental internet control system, revealed one of the biggest causes of irritation was parents being ignored by their children when they’re online.

In case you’ve not heard of HomeHalo – and you won’t have done, because their PR has only stretched so far as yet – they sell products that parents can use to digitally restrict their kids’ internet usage:


It’s pretty clear what HomeHalo are doing here: bigging up the size of the problem that their product is on hand to solve.

Louise Philips, of HomeHalo, added: ‘Although we can all see teenagers glued to their phones and tablets, the addiction begins much earlier.

‘It’s staggering that parents seem to understand the dangers – and are rightfully concerned – yet we appear powerless in addressing the issues.

‘It is a problem that is increasing and drawing in much younger children.’

Interesting to see talk of technology ‘addiction’ in an article featuring a psychologist, and it’s no surprise that it’s not the psychologist raising the phantom of tech addiction. There’s a good reason for that. Still, why let science get in the way of your PR scaremongering?

If only there was a device that limited PR people’s time on the internet…