CNN’s Don Lemon reprimanded guests on Monday night, threatening to end a segment and warning, “It doesn’t do any good when both of you are talking over each other, when you don’t listen to the moderator.”
Republican Mike Shields and Democrat Neera Tanden were arguing about the special election in Georgia’s 6th District between Democratic candidate John Ossoff and Republican candidate Karen Handel. The CNN host said, “One at a time,” but the two guests continued to speak.
“Both of you please, stop, stop, stop. Let’s stop. Let’s stop. Let’s stop,” Lemon intervened.
He then explained how to behave on his show: “When I need to get in, let me in or I’m gonna end the segment. It doesn’t do any good when both of you are talking over each other, when you don’t listen to the moderator. The people at home don’t get anything out of it. I’m here to ask you questions and to moderate this because I’m trying to get some answers and I’m trying to help the people at home come to some understanding about what’s going on. Okay, so will you please do that?”
Lemon quickly moved on to discuss the special election. The guests were much more behaved after the “CNN Tonight” host’s warning.
Shields even appeared to hold back when he wanted to interrupt Tanden near the end of the segment, but he followed Lemon’s advice and didn’t speak over her.
Check out the video above.