Maybe it’s no coincidence that Fox is bringing Prison Break back in the fall. In his first public reaction to last week’s UK vote to leave the European Union, Rupert Murdoch said: “We’ve got to decide in this country who we are. We made a momentous decision last Thursday. [Brexit was] a bit like a prison break. We’re out!”
Maybe Wentworth Miller or Dominic Purcell should run to replace Prime Minister David Cameron?
Speaking at a CEO summit sponsored by The Times — which he owns — Murdoch also said: “I’m excited about Brexit, how we get through it and the opportunities. … I think it’s wonderful.”
Murdoch had been cagey about officially taking a side in the UK referendum battle, with his UK newspaper split on the issue: The Sunday Times and The Sun supported the Brexit vote, but The Times backed the Remain faction. But a columnist for London’s Evening Standard dug up an old quote that hinted how at the founder of the Fox empire was leaning. In a commentary published the day of the Brexit vote, Andrew Hilton wrote: “I once asked Rupert Murdoch why he was so opposed to the European Union. ‘That’s easy,’ he replied. ‘When I go into Downing Street they do what I say; when I go to Brussels they take no notice.’ ”