Besley and Prat discuss the role of the media in government accountability. What happens when a politician is able to bribe the media? How does this affect the politician’s relationship with the voters? Andreas Moller, Biyuan Zhang, Yanchi Yu, William Snyderwine, and Frank Guan presented this pertinent election year topic. Enjoy Handcuffs for the Grabbing Hand? Media Capture and Government Accountability!