‘ After this debate and this show of power, Fox News capitulated to the Trump train and go on board, sealing his eventual victory.’
Fox did not get behind Trump after this, in fact they went very negative against Trump. It was only after he had established himself as the front runner during the primary elections that they changed their tune. Obama punted to Congress because he did not want to launch strikes. He had no problem going on his own a la Libya, Yemen, and Somalia.