How conservatives search for conservative answers to questions about government shutdown
Posted On July 2, 2021
The Associated Press is continuing to track the impact of the shutdown on the conservative movement.
Some conservatives are using the shutdown to promote their own ideas and push the GOP agenda.
The shutdown has forced some of the country’s biggest media companies to halt publication of articles on the website, including the Wall Street Journal, the Associated Press, the New York Times and the Washington Post.
In an article published Tuesday, the AP reported that some conservative media companies had stopped posting stories about the shutdown and had stopped providing coverage to the site.
The AP said that the shutdown was having an impact on how the conservative community communicates with its supporters.
While the AP noted that some conservatives are being driven to other sources of information, the shutdown is also hurting conservative messaging, the paper reported.
“For some, the closure of the news media has been a source of relief.
For others, the experience has been demoralizing.
Some conservative leaders have said they were forced to stop sharing news about the government shutdown with their constituents, but that many of those who are not sharing their views are now finding it hard to engage in the politics that have helped make them wealthy and powerful in the first place,” the AP said.
The closure of several major news outlets has also hurt the credibility of the conservative message.
For example, the news sites CNN and MSNBC were down for two weeks after news broke that the Senate voted to defund President Barack Obama’s signature health care law.
CNN’s online newsroom was closed after that story aired.
The New York Daily News, the first major news outlet to break the shutdown story, has been offline since February 11, the newspaper reported.
A new AP-GfK poll conducted in late February found that conservative voters had more confidence in Fox News, Rush Limbaugh and other conservative talk radio hosts than in Republican politicians and media outlets, including CNN.
The poll found that 70 percent of conservative voters trust Limbaugh, a former Fox News host, more than Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.
Limbaugh is also one of the most trusted conservative media figures, according to the poll, which also found that 76 percent of conservatives trust Rep. Joe Walsh (R-Ill.), the only other Republican House member to survive the shutdown, more, the poll found.
The results are consistent with other recent polls that found that many conservatives believe Fox News and other right-wing talk radio host Rush Limbaugh to be trustworthy.
Rush Limbaugh, an ex-Fox News host and Fox News personality, has more trust than any Republican or Democratic politician.
Poll: More conservative Republicans trust Limbaugh more than GOP House Speaker Boehner and Democrats Harry Reid, who are both in the House of Representatives.
But Limbaugh’s trust rating fell by 8 points among Republicans, according the poll.
Limbaugh’s rating dropped by 9 points among independents, the survey found.
Another poll showed that Limbaugh’s ratings fell 10 points among moderates, the group the majority of Republicans trust the most.
Limbaugh has been the subject of a number of stories in conservative news outlets in recent weeks, including this story in USA Today about how conservatives believe the shutdown will hurt their party.
The conservative news sites are the sites that have taken advantage of the political climate to promote Limbaugh’s message, the article said.
But conservative radio hosts and other radio personalities have faced a number a controversies in recent years.
For instance, the former host of “The Laura Ingraham Show,” who was a Republican presidential candidate in 2008, was forced to resign last year after she spoke out about the Obama administration’s use of torture.
Limbaugh was also one to criticize a GOP presidential candidate’s decision to skip the Republican National Convention.
That candidate, Sen. Rand Paul (R.-Ky.), also skipped the convention, and Limbaugh was one of several conservative radio personalities who spoke out against the decision.
In 2012, Limbaugh was the target of a boycott after he criticized President Obama for using a personal cellphone to call his daughter, and later accused him of being a Muslim, the Washington Times reported.
Limbaugh and the conservative radio host who was targeted in the boycott later said they did not plan on returning to the airwaves and had no plans to take their message further.