There are so many things wrong with this interview.
First of all, it's way too meta. Instead of drawing a profile, more than anything it accentuates the interview process, which happened to be characterized by extremely poor rapport. From "None of your business." to "Is that a question?" to "You're done."
(I have to wonder if Solomon was trying to echo the dynamic that inspired this week's choice of subject to begin with.)
I think there may have been lack of good material too. Why did they print the stuff about Tony Snow? How is Wallace's parents' divorce and his brother's death 40 years ago relevant? Maybe if he had offered insightful answers to those questions, but... he misses his brother sometimes, and his dad in proud of him. Groundbreaking.
And then there's: Solomon: "Are you friends with Bill O’Reilly, the station’s emblematic conservative personality?" Wallace: "I don’t see him. He’s in New York. I am in Washington." LAME.
It's pretty much filler after "You weren't in the room."
(I'm also reminded of Ali G's painful interview with Wallace's father's colleague, Andy Rooney, which ends after two and a half minutes of grammar corrections with "I don't want to do this anymore.")