How? Simple really.
- Write a meta rant
- Include a link to one of your posts citing it as clear evidence for said rant
- The meta effect
Sometimes, the extra attention from meta can benefit you, but if you are pointing out a post which lacks merit, or was in bad shape and can't really be fixed, then the extra attention will DOOM that post.
That said, most users will not vote negatively on your posts on the main site based on your meta activity, overall voting is rather content based. The main issue here is that if meta gets whiff of something foul, then they tend to snuff it out with impunity.
As for your specific quote, I have never seen that, and I have seen a lot of content related to meta here.