"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 FoxNews.com 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:
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.