I'm a conservative and NRO reader, though not as much as I used to be (their coverage of science is, shall we say, uninspiring). But even ten or fifteen years back, I remember looking at those ads for annual National Review cruises in the print mag, and thinking: are they serious?
How can you write about something like that and keep a straight face? Apparently you can't.
Now, I realize how notoriously easy it is for a journalist to crank out this kind of parody, and I'm willing to bet half of the conversations he's 'reporting' are made up...but still.