Actually that is exactly what the article said. Someone who just read the article and hadn't spent as much time following the issue as I (or you) would be misinformed.
I was surprised to read that as I was pretty sure that it was wrong, but then again this was an actual LWN article so maybe I was wrong. That's why I asked for clarification. I'm perfectly willing to accept that this was an error on the part of the original author and not an attempt at FUD. I do, however, see it as problem in that makes it too easy for people who say that UEFI security is not an issue to easily discount the more subtle arguments about LiveCDs etc.