Re: Not so great for anyone usign Intel CPUs or those who violate security command structure
"The spectre thread was linked with the meltdown just to muddy the waters, that is."
Like cyclamates and saccharine (in the USA anyway)... as in, how the sugar lobby made quality artificial sweeteners illegal, and only "let" us have the mediocre ones. [more on cyclamates wikipedia page]
basically, use bad press, "you too", and FUD to keep your competitor from being able to leverage the situation.