Vanity Fair's James Wolcott on the passion of the O'Reilly:
It is a persistent burr under Bill's Hopalong Cassidy saddle that he's never received the honors and awards and esteem accorded a Bill Moyers or the late Walter Cronkite or even a Dan Rather, and you know what, Bill? You never will, because you're annoying, you're a grandstanding belligerent, and nobody likes you.
It all becomes pretty simple when you put it that way, doesn't it?
("Hopalong Cassidy saddle." Heh.)