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(The New York Times building was completed in 2007. While the project being announced 2 months after GTA 3's release. So, R* have never heard of the building during development because it didn't exist at the time!)
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The '''Liberty Tree''' is a fictional newspaper that serves [[Liberty City in GTA III Era|Liberty City]] in various [[Grand Theft Auto]] games. The Liberty Tree has been "Promoting Family values for over 50 years", and has existed for at least 50 years of service. Their slogans are "Yesterday's News Today" and "News That Smells Great". Each issue costs $2.00 in GTA III , and $1.00 in GTA IV. It can be read online as well. It is a play on [[:wp:The New York Times|The New York Times]]. You can read the newspaper in the internet cafe or in your safehouse (no computer in Broker safehouse and South Bohan) located all around Liberty City. When you log onto a computer, you pay $1, but computers in your safehouse don't cost anything.
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The '''Liberty Tree''' is a newspaper that serves [[Liberty City]] in various [[Grand Theft Auto]] games. The Liberty Tree has been "Promoting Family values for over 50 years", and has existed for at least 50 years of service. Their slogans are "Yesterday's News Today" and "News That Smells Great". Each issue costs $2.00 in GTA III , and $1.00 in GTA IV. It can be read online as well. You can read the newspaper in the internet cafe or in your safehouse (no computer in Broker safehouse and South Bohan) located all around Liberty City. When you log onto a computer, you pay $1, but computers in your safehouse don't cost anything.
   
 
==Events==
 
==Events==
 
[[Image:LibertyTreeBuilding-GTA3-exterior.jpg|right|thumb|190px|The Liberty Tree building on [[Staunton Island]].]]
 
[[Image:LibertyTreeBuilding-GTA3-exterior.jpg|right|thumb|190px|The Liberty Tree building on [[Staunton Island]].]]
<span style="font-size:16px;">GTA Liberty City Stories</span>
 
   
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===GTA Liberty City Stories===
 
The map that accompanied the game had a map provided by the newspaper. Liberty Tree was featured prominently in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] through [[Ned Burner]], who pretends to be a preacher. He gives missions to [[Protagonist|protagonist]] [[Toni Cipriani]] from a confessional box in the [[Liberty City Cathedral]] saying that they will help save him. The first [[L.C. Confidential|mission]] is to retrieve a briefcase from an FBI informant before he hands it to the [[Federal Bureau of Investigation|FBI]], and then delivering it to the Liberty Tree offices. Cipriani then [[The Passion of the Heist|steals another briefcase containing diamonds]], and then [[Karmageddon|creates chaos]] on [[Staunton Island]] whilst driving a [[Firetruck]]. The final [[False Idols|mission]] for Burner was killing three celebrities ([[Faith W.]], [[DB-P]] and [[Black Lightman]]) on their way to an interview with [[Liberty City Free Radio]]. Burner would report on each story: the first about an athlete on steroids, the stealing of diamonds, chaos on Staunton Island and the death of three celebrities. Burner would eventually be [[Stop the Press|killed]] by Cipriani on orders from [[Donald Love]] as Burner witnessed the [[Panlantic Land Grab|killing]] of [[Avery Carrington]]. The user guide for GTA LCS is in the form of a copy of the Liberty Tree.
 
The map that accompanied the game had a map provided by the newspaper. Liberty Tree was featured prominently in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] through [[Ned Burner]], who pretends to be a preacher. He gives missions to [[Protagonist|protagonist]] [[Toni Cipriani]] from a confessional box in the [[Liberty City Cathedral]] saying that they will help save him. The first [[L.C. Confidential|mission]] is to retrieve a briefcase from an FBI informant before he hands it to the [[Federal Bureau of Investigation|FBI]], and then delivering it to the Liberty Tree offices. Cipriani then [[The Passion of the Heist|steals another briefcase containing diamonds]], and then [[Karmageddon|creates chaos]] on [[Staunton Island]] whilst driving a [[Firetruck]]. The final [[False Idols|mission]] for Burner was killing three celebrities ([[Faith W.]], [[DB-P]] and [[Black Lightman]]) on their way to an interview with [[Liberty City Free Radio]]. Burner would report on each story: the first about an athlete on steroids, the stealing of diamonds, chaos on Staunton Island and the death of three celebrities. Burner would eventually be [[Stop the Press|killed]] by Cipriani on orders from [[Donald Love]] as Burner witnessed the [[Panlantic Land Grab|killing]] of [[Avery Carrington]]. The user guide for GTA LCS is in the form of a copy of the Liberty Tree.
   
 
===GTA III===
 
===GTA III===
Liberty Tree does not feature during [[Grand Theft Auto III]], however a Liberty Tree website was used as a teaser site. Articles appeared on the [[Characters in GTA III|characters]] such as [[Salvatore Leone]], Toni Cipriani, [[Joey Leone]], [[Luigi Goterelli]], [[Donald Love]], [[Barry Harcross]] and Mayor [[Miles O’Donovan]].
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Liberty Tree was first featured in [[Grand Theft Auto III]], copies of the paper featuring Claude with a different skin featuring the now famous headline [[Zombie Elvis Found!]] can be seen amongst debri particles that are blown around by the wind in the game. A Liberty Tree website was used as a teaser site. Articles appeared on the [[Characters in GTA III|characters]] such as [[Salvatore Leone]], Toni Cipriani, [[Joey Leone]], [[Luigi Goterelli]], [[Donald Love]], [[Barry Harcross]] and Mayor [[Miles O’Donovan]].
   
 
===GTA IV===
 
===GTA IV===
According to the GTA IV documentary, [[A History of Liberty City]], the first Liberty Tree newspaper came out in 1835, however, citizens complained about this as they wanted less political news and more dirty news, like murder and rape.
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According to the GTA IV documentary, [[A History of Liberty City]], the first Liberty Tree newspaper came out in [[1835]], however, citizens complained about this as they wanted less political news and more dirty news, like murder and rape.
   
In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], the Liberty Tree can be read on the in-game internet on the [[Libertytreeonline.com|Liberty Tree website]]. It shows the happenings of the city, along with Niko's exploits. The Liberty Tree name is found on some [[Steed]] trucks. A Liberty Tree newspaper can be seen in certain interiors, with [[Manny Escuela]] on the front page.
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In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], the Liberty Tree can be read on the in-game internet on the [[Libertytreeonline.com|Liberty Tree website]]. It shows the happenings of the city, along with [[Niko Bellic|Niko's]] exploits. The Liberty Tree name is found on some [[Steed]] trucks. A Liberty Tree newspaper can be seen in certain interiors, with [[Manny Escuela]] on the front page.
   
==News reporters==
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==News reporters/Journalists==
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===3D Universe===
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*[[Adam Tedman]]
 
*[[Adam Tedman]]
 
*[[Amy Salzburg]]
 
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*[[Jayne Kwiatowski]]
 
*[[Jeffrey Veselik]]
 
*[[Jeffrey Veselik]]
*Jimmy Cast
 
 
*[[Joel Stahlman]]
 
*[[Joel Stahlman]]
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*[[Johnnie Blain]]
 
*[[Johnnie Blain]]
 
*[[Johnny Ryan]]
 
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*[[Walt Karl]]
 
*[[Walt Karl]]
 
*[[William Mazyck]]
 
*[[William Mazyck]]
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*[[Frederic Pierce]]
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*[[Jimmy Cast]]
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*[[Richie Score]]
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*[[TJ Barry]]
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*[[Tony Smith]]
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*[[Michael Wayne]]
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*[[Mary Williamson]]
   
 
== Newspaper sections ==
 
== Newspaper sections ==
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* TV Listings
 
* TV Listings
 
== Trivia==
 
== Trivia==
*In GTA IV, the newspaper misspells Manny Escuela's name on the front page, spelling it as ''"Escuella"''. It also lists the date March 3, 2005 as a Tuesday, when in reality it was a Thursday, which is also somewhat erroneous, as GTA IV is set in 2008. However, as the bottom of the newspaper reads "Bronx Crime" (a real location as opposed to its Grand Theft Auto counterpart Bohan), it can be presumed that this was concept art early in development, which would explain the inaccuracies.
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*In GTA IV, the newspaper misspells Manny Escuela's name on the front page, spelling it as ''"Escuella"''. It also lists the date March 3, 2005 as a Tuesday, when in reality it was a Thursday, which is also somewhat erroneous, as GTA IV is set in 2008. However, as the bottom of the newspaper reads "Bronx Crime" (a real location as opposed to its Grand Theft Auto counterpart Bohan), it can be presumed that this was concept art early in development, which would explain the inaccuracies. Even more interestingly, New York City is mentioned in the articles, despite being set in the GTA equivalent of New York City.
   
 
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[[Category:Businesses in GTA III]]
 
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[[Category:Businesses in Episodes from Liberty City]]
 
[[Category:Businesses in GTA IV]]
 
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Latest revision as of 05:31, January 21, 2014

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Liberty Tree Logo
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"Fertilizing the Truth by Natural Means."
―The newspaper slogan.

The Liberty Tree is a newspaper that serves Liberty City in various Grand Theft Auto games. The Liberty Tree has been "Promoting Family values for over 50 years", and has existed for at least 50 years of service. Their slogans are "Yesterday's News Today" and "News That Smells Great". Each issue costs $2.00 in GTA III , and $1.00 in GTA IV. It can be read online as well. You can read the newspaper in the internet cafe or in your safehouse (no computer in Broker safehouse and South Bohan) located all around Liberty City. When you log onto a computer, you pay $1, but computers in your safehouse don't cost anything.

EventsEdit

LibertyTreeBuilding-GTA3-exterior
The Liberty Tree building on Staunton Island.
Gta-mysteriesAdded by Gta-mysteries

GTA Liberty City StoriesEdit

The map that accompanied the game had a map provided by the newspaper. Liberty Tree was featured prominently in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories through Ned Burner, who pretends to be a preacher. He gives missions to protagonist Toni Cipriani from a confessional box in the Liberty City Cathedral saying that they will help save him. The first mission is to retrieve a briefcase from an FBI informant before he hands it to the FBI, and then delivering it to the Liberty Tree offices. Cipriani then steals another briefcase containing diamonds, and then creates chaos on Staunton Island whilst driving a Firetruck. The final mission for Burner was killing three celebrities (Faith W., DB-P and Black Lightman) on their way to an interview with Liberty City Free Radio. Burner would report on each story: the first about an athlete on steroids, the stealing of diamonds, chaos on Staunton Island and the death of three celebrities. Burner would eventually be killed by Cipriani on orders from Donald Love as Burner witnessed the killing of Avery Carrington. The user guide for GTA LCS is in the form of a copy of the Liberty Tree.

GTA IIIEdit

Liberty Tree was first featured in Grand Theft Auto III, copies of the paper featuring Claude with a different skin featuring the now famous headline Zombie Elvis Found! can be seen amongst debri particles that are blown around by the wind in the game. A Liberty Tree website was used as a teaser site. Articles appeared on the characters such as Salvatore Leone, Toni Cipriani, Joey Leone, Luigi Goterelli, Donald Love, Barry Harcross and Mayor Miles O’Donovan.

GTA IVEdit

According to the GTA IV documentary, A History of Liberty City, the first Liberty Tree newspaper came out in 1835, however, citizens complained about this as they wanted less political news and more dirty news, like murder and rape.

In Grand Theft Auto IV, the Liberty Tree can be read on the in-game internet on the Liberty Tree website. It shows the happenings of the city, along with Niko's exploits. The Liberty Tree name is found on some Steed trucks. A Liberty Tree newspaper can be seen in certain interiors, with Manny Escuela on the front page.

News reporters/JournalistsEdit

3D UniverseEdit

HD UniverseEdit

Newspaper sections Edit

  • Business
  • Classifieds
  • Column
  • Comics
  • Entertainment
  • Employment
  • Forum
  • GORE
  • Horoscope
  • Hypocrisy
  • Lifestyle
  • Lottery
  • Marketplace
  • News
  • Puzzles
  • Real Estate
  • Reviews
  • Sports
  • Traffic
  • Travel
  • TV Listings

TriviaEdit

  • In GTA IV, the newspaper misspells Manny Escuela's name on the front page, spelling it as "Escuella". It also lists the date March 3, 2005 as a Tuesday, when in reality it was a Thursday, which is also somewhat erroneous, as GTA IV is set in 2008. However, as the bottom of the newspaper reads "Bronx Crime" (a real location as opposed to its Grand Theft Auto counterpart Bohan), it can be presumed that this was concept art early in development, which would explain the inaccuracies. Even more interestingly, New York City is mentioned in the articles, despite being set in the GTA equivalent of New York City.

GalleryEdit

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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