Below the article you’ll find that one of the top comments by Sam O’Kane: “I think alot of people have managed to miss read the sarcasm in alot of this article [sic]“
The most annoying defence regarding joking, and especially sarcasm. Claiming that, if you didn’t find it funny or took it too serious, it’s your fault.
How about shifting the blame over to the person the joke originated from. It’s all about timing and delivery when it comes to humour. Which is why sarcasm often fails in written form.
Text has no emotive queues. It’s just a collection of words, strung together for form sentences, paragraphs and prose. Often when writing, to get your reader to understand how to read between the lines, you have need to exaggerate a bit. You might just need one sentence, but that one sentence might be the one which sets the whole setting for the reader – understanding if it is a serious opinion piece or just satire.
It all comes back to limiting ambiguity in your writing.