O’Reilly: One Of Cable’s “Sweet 16”

By Brian 

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Multichannel News has named FNC’s O’Reilly Factor one of “Cable’s Sweet 16.” O’Reilly is a “magnet” for the network, the story says — and FNC is the only cable news channel on the magazine’s list.

“Guests and strong comments aside, O’Reilly works by combining its host’s cult of personality and on-screen histrionics. ‘As offensive as Bill O’Reilly is politically to many people, it’s still a great show to watch because he’s a marvelous showman,’ says Tom O’Neil, author of The Emmys. ‘He loves to harrumph and carry on like a bug-eyed evangelical preacher. He knows how to whip up a sense of outrage.'”