Unintended consequences of snark

“So yes, John, the Atlantic’s economics expert didn’t realize just how much the kind of regulations Democrats are now pushing had managed to screw up New York’s health insurance market.” — Megan McArdle

Here’s J. Bradford DeLong:
“No Megan we are not for health care reform because we hate freedom. We are for health care reform because our health care sector is wedged.”

What exactly, Professor, is the health care sector wedged between?

Why oh why can’t we have a better press corps professoriate?

(I fully expect this snark will have its own set of unintended consequences, but this here is what the internets are built on!)