12.06.2004

No wonder Kerry lost... he wasn't a prominent Democratic figure!

You'll remember that a few weeks ago, I wrote about ringtones offered by Modtones that seemed to have a liberal bent. I finally heard back from someone at Modtones (an actual real person, apparently!). Here's what he said:


  • Hi,

    Thanks for your input. I just wanted to let you know that we don't push any particular political agenda here. We license our political ringtones from a 3rd party, and we made selections based on what would have most appeal as a ringtone. There haven’t been that many prominent Democratic figures other than Clinton so our selections were somewhat limited. We also do not have readily licensed clips of other inspirational figures although that is a good idea. We want to offer humorous ringtones that gently poke fun at people from all parties, so we have started the wheel turning on getting the Clinton sound clips as well. We appreciate your feedback and your point was well taken.

    Pete,

    Modtones Customer Support

I think that was pretty reasonable, although there have definitely been prominent Democrat figures besides Clinton (a certain Presidential candidate comes to mind). If they actually do get Clinton clips, esp. "I did not have sexual relations with that woman," I suppose I'll be satisfied. I'm going to sleep on this, and if I decide to write back to Modtones, I'll update.