On the surface, it looked to good to be true. Video of a goat, struggling to stay afloat in a small pond, when suddenly a piglet swims up, pushing him to shore where both climb out unscathed.
Alas, it was too good to be true. The video was a hoax, put together for an upcoming Comedy Central show called “Nathan For You.”
However, because it went viral on YouTube, “NBC Nightly News,” “Today,” “Good Morning America” and “Fox & Friends” all aired it on their respective shows, and presented it as though it were authentic. The sole exception was Brian Williams, who introduced the clip by saying “We have no way of knowing if it’s real.”
Williams presented a correction on last night’s “Nightly,” something that no other outlet is yet to do (Watch the correction below).