In this fake news article, I use ASCII as a "content protection mechanisim", and therefore decoding ASCII characters is illegal under the DMCA. Though it is ment to be humorous, there is a point to it underneath the laughter.
Political satire has long been a great way of getting your ideas accross. For a classic example, I suggest reading "A Modest Proposal" (available on Gutenberg), which describes a system of getting rid of "the Irish problem" of 17th century England. In it, the author (who is Irish himself, but a highly placed one in english society) suggests commiting terriable atrocities against the Irish, such as using the children for summer boots, ladies hand gloves, and tasty meals.
This is all done with an air of complete seriousness, thus making it funny, but without the reader losing the point the author was trying to make.
Many people also know of The Onion as a web site, but in reality, The Onion has been printing on dead-tree material for over 100 years (still does, too). The Onion is a great place for all sorts of political satire, as browsing through some of their old headlines will show. For instance, after Japan allied itself with Nazi Germany, they had "Japan joins with white supremists in well-thought-out scheme", thus making the point that this alliance was not going to work out.
In studying satire, you will find it is often done on a humorous note, but please, don't let that detract from its message. Humor is how satire attracts attention, but it requires a good author and a discerning reader to make sure that message gets accross.