Sometimes I wonder about the effectiveness of satire. It's entertainment value is purchased oftentimes at the expense of fairness and accuracy–you have to straw man, a little at least, to satirize. It appears, however, that sometimes straw manning is unnecessary. Some people just satirize themselves.
On this point, please enjoy the clip at this link from the Stephen Colbert show. A little context. Senator John Kyl of Arizona claimed that 90 percent of Planned Parenthood's work is abortion. In reality, it's three percent. As a clarification he said his remark was:
"not intended to be a factual statement."
Now it is clear.