While neo-neocon may be correct in her assessment of the strategy behind Obama’s war on Fox, I think it’s possible that she is over-thinking the whole thing.
I think Obama is declaring “war” on Fox because he knows he can’t keep “running” against Bush forever and this is the next best thing.
It’s a proxy war.
There is very little that Obama is “for” that does not meet with protest from the electorate. Actually, there is little that Obama is “for” unless one turns upside down language and accepts a negative for some as a positive for all.