Tucker Carlson calls CNN's Amanpour a 'half-wit'

Fox News host Tucker CarlsonTucker CarlsonGraham emerges as go-to ally for Biden's judicial picks Kyle Rittenhouse: No money exchanged for Tucker Carlson interview, documentary series Taibbi: Media should learn from coverage of Kyle Rittenhouse MORE called CNN’s Christiane Amanpour a "half-wit" on his show "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Thursday.

During the episode, Carlson discussed the news that federal investigators are conducting a probe into President-elect Joe BidenJoe BidenSouth Africa health minister calls travel bans over new COVID variant 'unjustified' Biden attends tree lighting ceremony after day out in Nantucket Senior US diplomat visiting Southeast Asia to 'reaffirm' relations MORE's son Hunter Biden and his financial affairs.

Carlson spoke about how social media limited the spread of a controversial New York Post article regarding Hunter Biden’s business dealings and relationship with Ukraine. 

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Carlson then played an interview from October in which Amanpour clashed with Republican National Committee spokeswoman Liz Harrington about whether there was evidence of corruption in the Biden family.

“ 'As you know perfectly well, I am a journalist and a reporter,’ says Christiane Amanpour who is neither of those things and never has been,” Carlson said. “Christiane Amanpour is a celebrity script reader, a half-wit whose self-esteem far outpaces her accomplishments.”

Carlson then accused her of being “the personal flack for the Biden family international finance corporation.”

“That’s not in her Twitter bio, but it’s obvious,” he said.

In mid-October, the New York Post released a story that included allegations surrounding Hunter Biden and Ukraine that hinged on an email reportedly retrieved from the hard drive of a laptop that was dropped off at a Delaware repair shop.  

The owner of the repair shop is said to have handed over a copy of the hard drive to President TrumpDonald TrumpJan. 6 panel faces double-edged sword with Alex Jones, Roger Stone Trump goes after Woodward, Costa over China Republicans seem set to win the midterms — unless they defeat themselves MORE's personal lawyer Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiFormer NYC police commissioner to testify before Jan. 6 committee, demands apology Midterms are coming: Will we get answers on Jan. 6 before it's too late? Subpoenas show Jan. 6 panel's focus on Trump's plans MORE before it was seized by the FBI. 

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Both Twitter and Facebook limited the spread of the article on their platforms, with Twitter claiming at the time that the decision was made based on its hacked materials policy. 

Questions were raised about the story's sourcing after it was published. 

Carlson claimed Hunter Biden’s announcement about the investigation proved that Harrington was “right all along."

“The media didn’t tell us, neither did the Justice Department. Hunter Biden has far better connections than say Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneJan. 6 panel faces double-edged sword with Alex Jones, Roger Stone Jan. 6 panel subpoenas Proud Boys, Oath Keepers and leaders The Hill's 12:30 Report: Biden's strategy to lower gas prices MORE,” Carlson said. “Hunter Biden was allowed to tell his own story. He wasn’t rousted from bed at 5 a.m. by dozens of armed paramilitaries, his arrest in his boxer shorts carried live on CNN.”

Hunter Biden announced Wednesday that he learned he was being investigated by the U.S. attorney’s office in Delaware when his lawyer was advised of the probe.

The president-elect's transition team said that Joe Biden is “deeply proud of his son, who has fought through difficult challenges, including the vicious personal attacks of recent months, only to emerge stronger.”