Really? Fox News concocted a nasty anti-Obama story?

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Who'da thunk?

It was the gem that on Tuesday night our (read: narcissistic) president watched an HBO documentary about himself, rather than following the results coming in from N.J., VA. and N.Y. The boys at Newsbusters got a thrill up their leg when they heard that one.

From (cough, cough) FNC news anchor Martha MacCallum:

"Robert Gibbs said, well, he was actually watching, you know, the HBO special about his year-long campaign and how it all went...we know that Michelle and the girls went to the Miley Cyrus concert last night... So he's all alone in that big house, right? Nothing to do but sit back and watch - reminisce about the long campaign and watch HBO and the special."

Yeah, that's false. Even Newsbusters later conceded that Fox News had "misreported" the incident, which I guess is a nice way of saying Fox News made it up.

UPDATED: Here is video of Martha MacCallum's retelling of the phony story - which Rush Limbaugh also ran with -- followed by Major Garrett's explanation later in the day that he "misheard" Gibbs:

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