Marking your satire as “satire” used to be a thing editors did. It was both a contextualizer and a nod to the reader’s intelligence. Playboy’s Table of Contents used to have things labeled as “humor” “satire” “article” etc.
It’s a lost artform and really too bad since satire can be powerful.
Here’s a screenshot from a 1954 Playboy ToC: https://twitter.com/fruhlinger/status/725333694374940672