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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 McCainMeghan McCain: Harris 'sounded like a moron' discussing immigration CNN insults #MeToo movement, provides happy ending for Jeffrey Toobin Arizona synagogue vandalized with swastika, antisemitic slur 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 BrzezinskiHarris shares advice for women she mentors The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Citizens' Climate Lobby - Clock winding down on bipartisan infrastructure deal Mayor de Blasio announces New York City to 'fully reopen' on July 1 MORE asked, “Does CBS have a buzzer or something to organize this?” while the Twitter account for “The Daily Show with Trevor NoahTrevor NoahAmazon takes big step in e-book deal with libraries, but activists seek more Ted Cruz, Trevor Noah get into Twitter spat: 'I remember when the Daily Show was funny' Get woke, go broke: Pious, political Oscars crashes, loses tens of millions of viewers 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 BrazileHarris gets new high-stakes role with voting rights effort Donna Brazile leaves Fox, joins ABC as contributor Republicans must stop planting seeds of doubt MORE also addressed the moderation issues, tweeting, "Dear Madam Moderators: throw your shoes down. Get control."

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFormer Rep. Rohrabacher says he took part in Jan. 6 march to Capitol but did not storm building Saudis picked up drugs in Cairo used to kill Khashoggi: report Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting 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 KingFauci to Chelsea Clinton: The 'phenomenal amount of hostility' I face is 'astounding' Caitlyn Jenner: My family not 'involved whatsoever' in gubernatorial bid 'CBS This Morning' moving to new Times Square studio 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."