Anthony Bourdain Fires Back At Fox News For Column About CNN, 'Potty-Mouthed Chef'

Apr 23, 2013

Anthony Bourdain fired back at Fox News after the network posted a column suggesting that CNN is using the "potty-mouthed chef to boost ratings."

"The network added foul-mouthed New York City chef Anthony Bourdain to its Sunday night prime time lineup, and curse words have since been flowing like cheap box wine," read the piece, which was published on Tuesday.

The column took issue with the network for not bleeping Bourdain's cursing, and quoted one expert who called it an "extreme attempt CNN is taking to boost viewership" and another who said it constituted "classless unprofessionalism."

Bourdain responded on Tuesday, tweeting:

He added,

Bourdain's CNN show "Parts Unknown" debuted to strong ratings earlier this month. It was the highest rated show in the demo on cable news that weekend, beating Fox News and MSNBC.

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