Satire Is Difficult?

At NRO James Lileks has Speaking Up for Poultry.  In it there is a sensationally funny video that is appears not to be satire.  Earlier, Robert Samuelson reviewed Martin Wolf’s “The Shifts and the Shocks” and reported Wolf’s analysis as follows:

Why didn’t regulators prevent this? The answer, Wolf argues, is that they were captured by free-market thinking that markets would spontaneously correct errors.

The regulators may well have been captured but being captured by free-market thinking is comic genius.   Samuelson is usually a petty good thinker.  I’m not sure what led him to report this without comment.  These two examples show how hard it is to write satire today.