I always thought that the way to recognize truly clever, on-point satire is to be unable to detect it until I've read a little way into it. Sometimes the "New Yorker" achieves this.
And then, there are the FB posts that I would swear just have to be satire...but alas, they are meant quite seriously.
If you understood everything I say, you'd be me ~ Miles Davis
'There is only one success to be able to spend your life in your own way. Christopher Morley.