Moderators come under criticism online over contentious debate

The CBS News moderators came under fire on social media Tuesday as the Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina grew heated, with crosstalk often drowning them out.

Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainTrump mocked for low attendance at rally 'Defund the police' movement hits semantics roadblock Meghan McCain slams Cuomo, de Blasio as 'an utter disgrace' following another night of unrest in NYC MORE compared the debate’s atmosphere to the contentious discussions she faces on "The View," saying, "these moderators need to get this under control."

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MSNBC’s Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiThe Memo: Trump's Scarborough tweets unsettle his allies Fox's Perino presses Trump official on Scarborough tweets: 'How does this help the president win?' Cheney says Trump should stop tweeting Scarborough conspiracy MORE asked, “Does CBS have a buzzer or something to organize this?” while the Twitter account for “The Daily Show with Trevor NoahTrevor NoahPelosi predicts Trump would accept election results if he loses, but says 'be prepared for everything' The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP, Dems jockey for position on police reform Democratic fears grow over 2020 voter suppression MORE” poked fun at the often unintelligible crosstalk.

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Former Democratic National Committee interim chairwoman and Fox News contributor Donna BrazileDonna Lease BrazileTrump tweets 'we all miss' Ailes after swiping at Fox Trump complains Fox News is 'doing nothing to help' him get reelected Nervous Democrats are sweating the small stuff MORE also addressed the moderation issues, tweeting, "Dear Madam Moderators: throw your shoes down. Get control."

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDonald Trump Jr. to self-publish book 'Liberal Privilege' before GOP convention Tom Price: Here's how we can obtain more affordable care The Memo: Democrats feel rising tide in Florida MORE in particular spoke over moderators attempting to cut him off on several occasions, insisting, "I am not out of time. You spoke over time, and I'm going to talk" and later asking, "Can we just speak up when we want to? Is that the idea?"

Later, as Biden attempted to break in again, moderator Gayle KingGayle KingMinneapolis police union says members have been 'scapegoated by political leaders' Fox News, CBS morning show hosts return to broadcast studios CBS's Gayle King to host live call-in radio show on coronavirus MORE quipped, "I promise, Mr. Vice President, we are going to get to you," with Biden responding, "You keep promising me that, but you never get to me."