This is how the fake news is made, continued.

Here’s Jonathan Alter on an “obscure law” that would require Steve Bannon get confirmation by the Senate before serving on the National Security Council. As they say, big if true…

…but it’s not true. Here’s liberal constitutional law professor Laurence Tribe — no fan of President Trump, that’s for sure — on the “obscure law” that isn’t:

And others from our side weigh in:

And this is how the fake news is made. Check out the number of RTs on Alter’s false claim:

Alter has yet to respond to Professor Tribe or correct his much-shared tweet.

Editor’s note: We mistakenly identified Jonathan Alter as associated with Newsweek; He is formerly with Newsweek and currently a contributor to the Daily Beast.