Eric Hufschmid and Rupert Murdoch

by Christopher Bollyn

October 18, 2010

To be, or not to be, that is the question:
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer
The slings and arrows of outrageous fortune,
Or to take arms against a sea of troubles
And by opposing, end them.
- Hamlet, William Shakespeare

As an independent journalist who has investigated the false-flag terror atrocity of 9/11 since September 2001, I have certainly had to suffer "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune."  Having been attacked at my home by three heavily-armed undercover police who broke my right elbow and TASERed me in front of my wife and 8-year-old daughter, and then having to suffer the malicious prosecution of Chicago's corrupt officials and overzealous Zionists, I have had to live in exile since June 2007.  But that hasn't stopped the slings and arrows of slander coming from my detractors. 

Two of the most persistent and vicious detractors are people with whom I used to work, namely Michael Piper and Eric Hufschmid.  Piper works for Mark Lane's American Free Press while Hufschmid appears to work by himself in Santa Barbara.  During the past year Hufschmid, whose lunacy seems to have no bounds, has even had Estonian-speaking agents call my wife's relatives in Estonia telling them that we were kidnapped.  Because we don't live in Estonia, this harassment worried her father a great deal before he passed away about a month ago.  There is, however, a method to this madness and this article will try to explain that method and focus on Hufschmid's relationship with the family of Rupert Murdoch, the world's most powerful media mogul.

From my perspective as an honest 9/11 investigator and journalist, I see things a bit differently than a person who is not engaged in such research.  I have seen very clearly that Piper and Hufschmid basically operate in the same way.  Having written a book to gain entree to the 9/11 movement, Hufschmid has acted like a one-man wrecking crew, attacking real honest researchers like Dr. Steven E. Jones - and me.  By spreading doubt and suspicion in the reader's mind, Hufschmid has effectively weakened the cohesiveness of the 9/11 movement.  By attacking me personally, he has relentlessly sought to marginalize my research, which he posted on his website prior to 2007.

Hufschmid's bizarre behavior raises the question whether he is working with the Zionist agent of the Rothschild family, Rupert Murdoch, who happens to be his sister's father-in-law.  Alan Colmes, a talking head from FOX News, interviewed me in 2003 and tried to smear me as an anti-Semite because I wrote for American Free Press.  The Anti-Defamation League first accused me of being an anti-Semite in November 2001 because of my early articles about Israeli involvement in 9/11, and CNN tried to do the same thing in January 2007 when they interviewed me for the Paula Zahn show.  I am not an anti-Semite, but if the Zionist-controlled media can portray me as one they are able to marginalize my 9/11 research as the product of an irrational "hater", which I certainly am not.  Here, Hufschmid comes in handy with his outrageous racial and anti-Semitic comments on his website.  If they could link me with him, the Zionist media could smear me as an anti-Semite by association.   This is why I was compelled to publicly distance myself from Hufschmid and the "French Connection" in 2006.  Because Hufschmid's intended result is exactly what Murdoch wants, the question is raised - are they working together?


When the history of our era is written, it will be described as a period of illegal wars of aggression in which the common people were woefully deceived into supporting these wars through false-flag terrorism, lies, and the deception of the Rothschild-owned and controlled mass media.  Rupert Murdoch, owner of FOX News and News Corporation, will certainly be remembered as being one of the most egregious agents of deception.  His FOX News network of deception is responsible for assisting in the destruction of hundreds of thousands of innocent lives through the lies distributed by his global propaganda machine.

Keith Rupert Murdoch

When Murdoch recently received an award from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) of the B'nai B'rith (the real Elders of Zion), he looked very thin and unwell.  In his speech, Murdoch chose to quote Vladimir Jabotinsky, the Zionist founder of Betar and the Irgun, the notorious terrorist group of the 1930s and 1940s in Palestine.  Jabotinsky was the author of "The Iron Wall", which called for a wall of iron to be built between Jews and non-Jews in Palestine.

Rupert Murdoch and Abraham Foxman, national chairman of the ADL, in New York on October 13, 2010

The false-flag terror attacks of 9/11 and the war in Afghanistan are two sides of the same criminal deception and Rupert Murdoch has been a key promoter of both.  9/11 was designed to kick-start the war in Afghanistan and the logic of waging the war depends on the success or failure in selling the deception that Al Qaida was responsible for the terror attacks.  This is where Murdoch's FOX News has played a central role in propagandizing the American people.  His efforts to push Americans to wage war in the Middle East and Afghanistan are not unlike those of the Soviet propagandist Ilya Ehrenburg of the second World War who urged the Soviet soldiers to slaughter German civilians without mercy.  Rupert Murdoch, however, a Rothschild-funded media mogul, reaches many more people.

When I read about the Americans who have been killed or wounded in Afghanistan and Iraq, I often see how they were deceived into going to war thinking they were fighting the terrorists who carried out the 9/11 atrocity. This pack of lies that has been pushed on the American public by the government and media for the past 9 years. The Zionist-controlled media has played the key role in foisting this deception on the American people and the world, and Rupert Murdoch's FOX News and News Corp. has led the way with its super-aggressive war mongering.

When the question of waging war was being debated prior to the 2003 invasion of Iraq, every one of the editors who worked for Murdoch's international network of newspapers supported the Zionist war policy. Murdoch's news outlets are well known for pushing the lies about 9/11 and promoting war policies across the Middle East. Why does Murdoch seek to promote war by controlling the editors of his media network with such strict dictates?

Murdoch's role as the key Zionist propagandist comes from his creation as a media mogul by Jacob Rothschild and the Zionist Rothschild family. The Rothschilds created the Murdoch media empire because they needed to have control of the major media outlets in the United States and Britain.  When Murdoch's son James became CEO of BskyB (Sky) in Britain in 1993, under Chairman Rupert Murdoch, a new vice chairman position was made for the banker Jacob Rothschild.  The 4th Baron Rothschild, unofficial head of British Jewry, was not going to let the Murdochs exercise complete control of this most important British propaganda network.

Jacob Rothschild, who maintains strong personal and business links with Henry Kissinger, knows Rupert Murdoch well, having been friends since the Australian newspaper proprietor first came to Britain in the 1960s.

"We are not just a venture capital business. There is a strategic purpose to our investments…Our ability to build alliances is key. We partner with strong players.''
- James Murdoch, May 2000

The Murdoch media empire was created with Rothschild funding and exists to spread Zionist propaganda among the English-speaking populations of the world.  Murdoch's son James will probably take over at the helm of their media empire although it is also possible that the empire will not survive after Rupert Murdoch passes away.   James Murdoch is married to Kathryn Anne Hufschmid, the daughter of Edward E. Hufschmid and Helen M. Satterthwaite.  Edward Hufschmid is also the father of Eric Hufschmid, the purported author of Painful Questions.

Rupert Murdoch with his sons and their wives.  James and Kathryn Hufschmid Murdoch are on the right.  Kathryn, a photo model, worked for Bob Guccione Jr., son of the publisher of Penthouse when she was introduced to James in 1998.

Kathryn Hufschmid worked with Bob Guccione Jr. to promote Gear magazine.

Edward E. Hufschmid, the father of Kathryn and Eric, was an accomplished writer, editor, and member of the National Collegiate Honor Society at Rutgers in 1953.  Hufschmid, who was born in 1928, received honors for his thesis, “Poetry and Its Techniques: A Psychoanalytic Approach.”

Helen M. Satterthwaite, the second wife of Edward Hufschmid, as a teenager at the Culter Academy of Los Angeles in 1953.  Helen later became Anneka Hufschmid and the mother of Kathryn Anne Hufschmid.

I have met Rupert Murdoch, Eric Hufschmid, and his father Edward.  When I visited Eric at his home in Goleta, near Santa Barbara, his father would come to work every day with the packaging and mailing of the book.  He never told me what his father's occupation was, or had been.  Eric, who is keen on the value of data bases, kept a list of everyone who bought the book.  Given Edward Hufschmid's history as a writer and editor-in-chief at Rutgers, I wonder if he is the real author of Painful Questions?  Eric, after all, did not go to college and has not written anything like it - before or since.

Eric told me that his sister had left Santa Barbara - and Mr. Hufschmid - with her mother because they had money problems.  This is probably not all of the story.  Kathryn, who was born in 1971, when Eric was about 16, lived in Eugene and Salem, Oregon during the 1990s in close proximity to her father, who lived in Corvallis.  Kathryn's mother was Helen M. Satterthwaite, who apparently changed her name to Anneka M. Hufschmid.  Anneka, who grew up in Los Angeles, lived with her daughter in modest circumstances in Eugene, where she passed away in 1998.  Kathryn named her daughter, born in Hong Kong in 2003, after her mother.

I met Rupert Murdoch and his family in the late 1980s when I worked as a ski guide and wine steward at the Pine Creek Cookhouse at Ashcroft, in the highlands of Aspen, Colorado.  I lived in the old ghost town of Ashcroft for two glorious winters.

The old hotel of Ashcroft, Colorado

Christopher Bollyn skiing at Ashcroft (ca. 1988)

I enjoyed working at the Pine Creek Cookhouse for two winters because I love the great outdoors and cross country skiing, which I learned in Norway.  One afternoon, the Murdoch family wanted a guide to ski with them back down from the restaurant.  I volunteered eagerly.  Nobody else at the cookhouse was interested or seemed to know who Rupert Murdoch was.  It took about 30 minutes to ski the Murdoch family down the hill and I was able to talk to Murdoch about his media acquisitions in the United States, such as the Sun-Times of Chicago.  His sons were in their early teens and would certainly remember skiing with me at the Pine Creek Cookhouse.  

Sources and Recommended Reading:

"Guccione's Gear is new kid on a crowded block" by Clive Mathieson, The Australian, July 16, 1998

The Crusader, 1953 yearbook of Culter Academy, Los Angeles, California

The Scarlet Letter, 1953 yearbook of Rutger College, New Brunswick, New Jersey