In a brief story bearing the headline, “Is It Jim Vance’s Suits?” Washingtonian media writer Harry Jaffe takes a crack in the magazine’s August edition at answering why NBC4 dominates the local news ratings. The question isn’t necessarily answered, though the colorful writer wonders whether it’s the aforementioned suits, Pat Collins‘ “quirky hats” or else just the “sheer number of familiar faces.” Jaffe then tosses in a bizarre dirty line that baffled us. He writes, “WUSA9 comes in third and Fox 5 brings it up the rear.”

Really, Jaffe, up the rear? Bravo on getting that through editing.