Wow....and people listen to this guy!? What a stupid, confused moron!
I mean that in the best way possible - especially considering he is a "journalist" or "writer". It sounds like he is confusing "compression" terms. The compression added in the studio by a compressor vs the compression done by FLAC. Not the same.....
I read the article. I didn't see any confusion of the two uses of 'compression'. He unfortunately uses the quoted term "expanded" to mean data decompression, where it might be better understood as an inverse to dynamic-range compression (as in a compander). His basic argument in that section, that recordings are so mangled by the time they are released that lossless formats cannot help them (when compared to mp3), seems perfectly valid.
However, the argument that flac or apple-lossless sounds inferior to wav on his systems is more difficult. It would suggest cpu/dac power-supply crosstalk and induced jitter differences. (This one is hard to swallow.)