Nightly News   |  February 26, 2013

‘Hero’ pig not so heroic after all

The viral video that supposedly showed a pig rescuing a goat from a pond at a petting zoo proved to be a fake, staged by Comedy Central to promote a new series. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> and "the new york times" has uncovered a story we'll just call piggate. it was a viral video back in september that purported to show a pig rescuing a goat from a pond, and it rocketed all over the world at the time on a ton of websites. a lot of different broadcasts, including this one. and while we said at the time we had no way of knowing it was real, despite checking, we now know it wasn't. we can all thank comedy central for the hard work of a crew of 20 people, including scuba divers, animal trainers and humane officers. so, well done there.