I am really getting sick of all the conspiracy theories and the socialist, communist, and hitler statements going around. Obama is being a slimy politician, and a good one at that. Does anyone think he became president by mistake? The guy is smart. He KNOWS that Fox News will get better ratings if he attacks them. He doesn't care about that. He is not trying to silence them, he knows this can't be done.
Is he distracting from the important topics at hand? Of course, but that is not the main strategy in his politics.
Obama is picking his battles. Rather than debate with Minority Leader Boehner or Mitt Romney or Sarah Palin, he is fighting Rush Limbaugh and Fox News, neither of which can beat him in 2012. It is politics as usual and rather effective politics. Now lets drop all the conspiracy junk and bring the fight to Obama's door, rather than marginalizing ourselves.