‘I Don’t See Any Adults’: Tucker Carlson Blasts Media ‘Hyperventilating’ on Comey Firing

It’s been a busy 28 hours or so for us here at Mediaite ever since the stunning news of FBI Director James Comey‘s firing became public. As always, our aim is to cover the coverage, and bring you the most compelling highlights in TV news.

Since Comey’s termination, the cable news networks have produced some memorable clips. CNN gave us Anderson Cooper‘s eye roll during an interview with Kellyanne Conway. MSNBC gave us a stirring showdown between on Morning Joe with White House Deputy Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Fox News made waves with a suggestion for a Comey replacement.

Tucker Carlson, for one, thinks there’s too much freaking out going on.

“I’m totally confused, why are the people on my TV set hyperventilating?” Carlson said Wednesday during his show. “I guess if you take three steps back here, one of the problems here is when you have a perch on television, your job is to have some perspective. I don’t know? To kind of… see this in the big picture and not jump to immediate conclusions that may be wrong. To be sort of an adult. I don’t see any adults out there across the landscape of cable television, except maybe the ones I work with.”

Carlson blames the media “hyperventilating” on a lack of differing political opinions in cable newsrooms.

“This is what happens when you work in a newsroom where every single person has the exactly the same political views and there’s no air in the room and you think that your stupid opinions represent the country,” Carlson said. “They’re destroying themselves.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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