Tim Kaine Admits to Open Marriage –Fiction!
Summary of eRumor:
Tim Kaine admitted to having an open marriage in an old tweet that resurfaced in August 2016.
Tim Kaine didn’t admit to an open relationship with his wife on Twitter.
That rumor started with a story that appeared at fringe website Prntly, which publishes a mixture of commentary and self-described “comedy “ satire stories. The Kaine open marriage report falls squarely into the satire category.
The story, which appears under the headline, “Open Marriage Allegations Dog Clinton VP Pick Kaine as Hillary’s Health Fades,” Prntly reported that Kaine talked about his open marriage in a tweet sent on July 12, 2015:
However, that quote about open marriage didn’t come from Kaine. It came from a man named Michael Sonmore who wrote about his open marriage in a New York magazine article that was published in July 2015. In the article, Sonmore talks about what his open marriage taught him about feminism. It concludes with the line that Kaine supposedly tweeted:
When my wife told me she wanted to open our marriage and take other lovers, she wasn’t rejecting me, she was embracing herself. When I understood that, I finally became a feminist.
It’s not clear where the Kaine tweet came from. It appears that someone used photoshop to make it seem that Sonmore’s quote about open marriage came from Tim Kaine. That’s why we’re calling this one fiction.