Should the People Take the Media Seriously?
I think Americans ought to be offended at being presented with an approved playlist of candidates to vote for. The media is preselecting a short list and 'allowing' us to pick one.
There are many people who are offended by the delegate system. They like a more direct democracy. They want at minimum, their delegates to be forced to vote according to the popular vote. And yet they allow the media to preselect the candidates. The media is anointing a chosen list and Americans are allowing it to happen.