WATCH: Jim Acosta unleashes expletive-laden takedown of Tucker Carlson, Ted Cruz and Fox News
Ted Cruz. (AFP)

CNN anchor Jim Acosta repeatedly called "b*llshit" on the air Saturday, in a commentary blasting Fox News host Tucker Carlson and his network, as well as frequent guest Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX).

"It's that time of the year, the days are getting shorter, it's cold outside — it's also when we start looking back at the past year," Acosta said. "And what a year it was over on Fox — or, as I've described it this year, the bullsh*t factory. Just in the last week, they've churned out so much BS it's hard to keep up."

After playing clips from Fox News' Laura Ingraham and Jesse Watters, Acosta turned to Carlson.

"We once honored you with the distinction of bullsh*t factory employee of the month, but now that 2021 is coming to an end, we decided to honor you as our first-ever BS factory employee of the year," Acosta said, noting that among other things Carlson has served as a mouthpiece for white supremacists, spread a false flag conspiracy theory about the Capitol insurrection, and most recently embedded a camera crew with Kyle Rittenhouse during his murder trial.

"This was a tough decision because we had to limit the award to current employees of Fox, not aspiring ones," Acosta said, before taking aim at Cruz, along with Reps. Paul Gosar (R-AZ), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) and Matt Gaetz (R-FL).

Finally, Acosta referenced comments this week from Rupert Murdoch, whose family controls Fox News' parent company, in which he suggested that former president Donald Trump should get over the past and focus on the future.

"Fox News can't run away from Trump or Trumpism. Fox is Trump, and Trump is Fox," Acosta said. "This idea that Rupert Murdoch is suddenly going to change course, pull the plug now, I'm calling bullsh*t on that one, too."

Watch the full commentary below.

Jim Acosta slams Fox News