Plenty of people on social media complained about the moderators and candidates switching places during Wednesday night’s GOP debate in Boulder. Sen. Ted Cruz won a round of applause for calling out the moderators on their policy-free questions, while the audience loudly booed a question or two, particularly this question posed to Ben Carson:
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) October 29, 2015
— toddstarnes (@toddstarnes) October 29, 2015
The CNBC moderators lost tonight.
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) October 29, 2015
Biggest debate losers tonight? The CNBC moderators, hands down. #GOPDebate
— Hoda Elshishtawy (@HodaHawa) October 29, 2015
— Justin L Daugherty (@JDaugherty1081) October 29, 2015
CNBC moderators: Why can't you get it through your collective thick skulls that the debate process is NOT. ALL. ABOUT. YOU.
— Tim Schenck (@FatherTim) October 29, 2015
— Michael Q Sullivan (@MQSullivan) October 29, 2015
— Danielle Butcher (@RepublicanSass) October 29, 2015
Come on CNBC moderators, get your damn facts right. This is embarrassing.#trump
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) October 29, 2015
Even Piers Morgan was embarrassed for them.
CNBC moderators asking questions tonight pic.twitter.com/H3ImQmMY7y
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) October 29, 2015
The @CNBC "moderators" just jumped the shark. Embarrassing.
— Monica Crowley (@MonicaCrowley) October 29, 2015
— National Review (@NRO) October 29, 2015
Even liberal reporters in the press room are groaning about how terrible these CNBC moderators are.
— Erick Erickson (@EWErickson) October 29, 2015
— jon gabriel (@exjon) October 29, 2015
So this is a debate between the CNBC moderators and the GOP candidates. Got it.
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) October 29, 2015
— Sophie Babcock (@sophresh4) October 29, 2015
Apparently CNBC moderators are also contestants in the debate.
— David Boze (@DavidBozeShow) October 29, 2015
Do you want to punch the CNBC moderators?
— John Podhoretz (@jpodhoretz) October 29, 2015
The CNBC moderators are just jerks
— Reagan Bush (@2happy2) October 28, 2015
I would argue the DNC gave the CNBC moderators the questions to ask tonight, but even the DNC would've toned down the pretentiousness a bit.
— Josh Jordan (@NumbersMuncher) October 29, 2015
CNBC moderators have accepted that they lost control of the debate
— Daniel Greenfield (@Sultanknish) October 29, 2015
Moderators lose control at third GOP debate https://t.co/igtBTWmN7W Wow. That was terrible.
— Jim Jonas (@jimjonas) October 29, 2015
2) CNBC moderators
3) CNBC viewers
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) October 29, 2015
Does anyone actually watch CNBC? If I were liberal I'd watch CNN. CNBC moderators are the worst I've ever seen.
— David Watts (@revdlwatts) October 29, 2015
CNBC moderators think viewers are here to see them. Like that embarrassment, Candy Crowley, they think we're interested in their opinions.
— Kelly Victory MD (@DrKellyVictory) October 29, 2015
BIGGEST DEBATE LOSERS: The CNBC moderators. Cruz, Trump, Carson and Rubio bitch-slapped them.
— Libs R Demonic (@TonyStory6) October 29, 2015
— Peter Lombard (@tutticontenti) October 29, 2015
The CNBC moderators lost tonight. Amen.
— Chris Nickels (@cwnickels) October 29, 2015
Editor’s note: This post has been updated with additional tweets.