The Mexican government and the country's top television network have been embarrassed by revelations that Mexican police staged a kidnap rescue at a farmhouse on Dec. 9. Attorney General Daniel Cabeza maintained at a news conference, however, that they had reenacted a raid that they had previously pulled off in order to "serve you, the media" and to "show the public that there is an institution that is working for them, that has successes and that arrests people." The reporter for the Televisa network who covered the sham raid was fired, the network said.