Matt Drudge, editor of the influential Drudge Report, said Tuesday that CNN's Anderson Cooper, who will moderate that night's Democratic presidential debate, is in danger of becoming a "laughing stock."

Drudge warned that as moderator, Cooper will have to walk a fine line.

"Anderson Cooper has very challenging job tonight," Drudge wrote on Twitter. "Too Soft: Will be laughing stock. Too Hard: Punished by liberal media circles." Cooper will moderate the debate along with his colleagues Dana Bash and Don Lemon.

Leading up to the debate, Cooper has fallen under scrutiny from conservatives anticipating he may go easy on the candidates.

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