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{{Quote|Weazel News, Confirming your prejudices!|Current Tagline}}
'''Weazel News''' is a news branch of [[Weazel]] that appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]] and [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]. The news branch parodizes [[wp:Fox News Channel|FOX News]].
 
   
The Weazel News name was first mentioned briefly in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], during a closing dialog in "Coq au Vin" in [[Liberty City Free Radio|LCFR]]. It is in Grand Theft Auto IV, however, when its prominence was elevated, reporting events of [[Liberty City in GTA IV Era|Liberty City]] and the exploits of the player.
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'''Weazel News Television''' ('''Weazel News''') is the news branch of [[Weazel]] that appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
   
In GTA IV, Weazel News is a massive news network, with several divisions, including Weazel Sports, Weazel Weather and Weazel Business. Niko can visit the [[weazelnews.com|website]], watch it on [[TV Shows in GTA IV#Weazel|TV]] or most commonly, listen to it on the [[Radio Stations in GTA IV|radio]].
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==Description==
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The Weazel News name was first mentioned briefly in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], during a closing dialog in "Coq au Vin" in [[Liberty City Free Radio|LCFR]]. It is in Grand Theft Auto IV, however, when its prominence was elevated, reporting events of [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]] and the exploits of the player.
   
Travellers on the [[Liberty Transport Authority]] rail service from [[Grand Easton Terminal]] (via [[Easton LTA]]) to [[Francis International Airport LTA]] in full-[[Subway in GTA IV|Liberty City subway stations]] are also treated to a specially recorded Weazel News bulletin—introduced with a namecheck of "Welcome to Weazel News onboard the Liberty Transport Authority"—during the 15-minute journey. This short bulletin is updated twice a day and is shown in both classes on [[television|LCD HDTV]] throughout the train.
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In the [[HD Universe]], Weazel News is a massive news network with 3-news divisions including: Weazel Sports was aired on Niko can visit the [[weazelnews.com|website]], watch it on [[TV Shows in GTA IV#Weazel|television]] or most commonly, listen to it on the [[Radio Stations in GTA IV|radio]]. Weazel News also operates a program known as The Weazel News Morning Show, a parody of [[wp:Good Morning America|Good Morning America]].
   
Many airlines from across the world also play pre-recorded extracts of the Weazel News with text headlines from it or have a full bulletin available on the in-flight entertainment systems. Airlines with Weazel World News include [[FlyUS]], [[Vice City Air]] and [[DMAir Rockstar]]. Travellers can watch the bulletins on [[Weazel]] shortly after take-off on [[FlyUS]] flights operated from [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Liberty City-Francis]] to [[Los Santos International Airport|Los Santos]], [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Liberty City-Francis]] to [[Easter Bay International Airport|San Fierro-Easter Bay]], [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Liberty City-Francis]] to [[Las Venturas Airport|Las Venturas]] and [[Francis International Airport, Dukes|Liberty City-Francis]] to [[Escobar International Airport|Vice City-Escobar]].
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Weazel News Plaza.jpg|The [[Weazel News Building]] in [[Little Seoul]], [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]].
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News_van.jpg|A [[Newsvan|Weazel News Van]] in [[Grand Theft Auto V]].
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==Taglines==
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==Slogan & Motto==
===[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]===
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The company's slogan & motto tagline, "Reporting The Right News" ([[Grand Theft Auto IV]] & [[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City]]) was introduced on [[wp:New Year's Day|1 January 2008]], Later on [[wp:New Year's Day|1 January 2012]], it was revamped to "Confirming your prejudices" ([[Grand Theft Auto V]]).
"Reporting The Right News"
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===[[Grand Theft Auto V]]===
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"Standing Up To The Liberal Agenda One Issue At A Time"
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!Slogan & Motto
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!Start usage
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!End usage
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!Version
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|"'''Reporting The Right News'''"
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|[[wp:New Year's Day|1 January 2008]]
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|[[wp:New Year's Eve|31 December 2011]]
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|[[Grand Theft Auto IV]] & [[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City]]
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|"'''Confirming your prejudices'''"
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|[[wp:New Year's Day|1 January 2012]]
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|now
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|[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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|}
   
 
==Reporters==
 
==Reporters==
*[[Jim Harrison]], main radio/TV reporter
 
*[[Mike Whitley]], main radio street reporter
 
*[[Jenny Acorn]], radio street reporter
 
*[[Lori Diangelo-Stockton]], TV/radio reporter
 
*[[Eric House]], radio street reporter
 
*[[Callista Brown]], radio reporter
 
*[[Bryan Wilkinson]], radio reporter
 
 
*[[Alison Maybury]], radio reporter
 
*[[Alison Maybury]], radio reporter
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*[[Bryan Wilkinson]], radio reporter
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*[[Callista Brown]], radio reporter
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*[[Eric House]], radio street reporter
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*[[Eugene White]], website writer
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*[[Jenny Acorn]], radio street reporter
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*[[Jim Harrison]], main radio/TV reporter
 
*[[John Chesapeake]], website writer
 
*[[John Chesapeake]], website writer
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*[[John Rios]], website writer
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*[[Karl Kelly]], finance reporter
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*[[Lori Diangelo-Stockton]], TV/radio rep
 
*[[Leslie Mitchell]], website writer
 
*[[Leslie Mitchell]], website writer
*[[Eugene White]], website writer
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*[[Malcolm Forthright]], news reporter
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*[[Malinda Manchester]], news reporter
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*[[Mike Whitley]], main radio street reporter
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*[[Rick Simpson]], website writer
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*[[Sheila Hall]], news reporter
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*[[Trip Michaels]], weather reporter
   
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==Radio stories==
 
==Radio stories==
 
The news on the radio will update itself as the player progresses through the story.
 
The news on the radio will update itself as the player progresses through the story.
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* Bridge closings, [[Mayor Ochoa]] weapons ban
 
* Bridge closings, [[Mayor Ochoa]] weapons ban
 
* [[Cluckin' Bell]] claim to have eliminated [[pigeons]] in Liberty City, [[Samantha Muldoon]] child adoption
 
* [[Cluckin' Bell]] claim to have eliminated [[pigeons]] in Liberty City, [[Samantha Muldoon]] child adoption
* Jingoism Act renewed, the rise of crime in Hove Beach, [[The Horn]] deodorant, dead [[Platypus]] captain
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* [[Jingoism Act]] renewed, the rise of crime in Hove Beach, [[The Horn]] deodorant, dead [[Platypus]] [[Zorba Philippidis|captain]]
 
* Plan to outlaw online poker, [[Manny Escuela]], [[Lazlow Jones|Lazlow]] returns
 
* Plan to outlaw online poker, [[Manny Escuela]], [[Lazlow Jones|Lazlow]] returns
* [[Tom Goldberg]], [[Yusuf Amir]]'s new apartment complex
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* [[Tom Goldberg]], [[Yusuf Amir]]'s new [[Yusuf's Penthouse|apartment complex]]
* Police brutality, hybrid cars, traffic report of Broker and Dukes, new taxi fare agreement, meth
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* Police brutality, hybrid cars, traffic report of [[Broker]] and [[Dukes]], new taxi fare agreement, meth
* Rise in crime with the police blaming the Eastern Europeans, hybrid cars popularity, protest over bridge closures
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* Rise in crime with the police blaming the Eastern Europeans, [[Dilettante|hybrid cars]] popularity, protest over bridge closures
* [[BAWSAQ]] pummels, Congress passes the Jingoism Act, Micheal Graves and John Hunter campaigns, Alderney mob gaining prominence
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* [[BAWSAQ]] pummels, Congress passes the Jingoism Act, [[Michael Graves]] and [[John Hunter]] campaigns, Alderney mob gaining prominence
 
* [[Francis McReary]], meth, [[Bryce Dawkins]]'s homophobic rant
 
* [[Francis McReary]], meth, [[Bryce Dawkins]]'s homophobic rant
 
* Bryce Dawkins's apology, new border security bill, Europe underperforming
 
* Bryce Dawkins's apology, new border security bill, Europe underperforming
 
* War on Terror, global warming denials, beheaded victim found in river
 
* War on Terror, global warming denials, beheaded victim found in river
* [[Rigged_to_Blow_(GTA_IV)|Explosion]] in [[Bohan]], phone market saturated in cheap phones
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* [[Rigged to Blow (GTA IV)|Explosion]] in [[Bohan]], phone market saturated in cheap phones
* [[The_Master_and_the_Molotov|Violent shootout]] in nightclub in [[Hove Beach]], dealing with rise in Russian organized crime, [[the Swingers]] wanting a new stadium
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* [[The Master and the Molotov|Violent shootout]] in a [[Perestroika|cabaret]] in [[Hove Beach]], dealing with rise in Russian organized crime, [[the Swingers]] wanting a new stadium
* [[Littlelacysurprisepageant.com]], [[The Angels of Death]] and [[The Lost Brotherhood|The Lost MC]] war, online dating sites, Lazlow returns after six years of absence and announcement of [[Integrity]]
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* [[Littlelacysurprisepageant.com]], [[The Angels of Death]] and [[The Lost Brotherhood|The Lost MC]] [[Lost MC-Angels of Death MC War|war]], online dating sites, Lazlow returns after [[2002|six years]] of absence and announcement of [[Integrity]]
* Pressure on Ochoa to open bridges, another decapitated and mutilated jogger in Alderney, online dating caution
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* Pressure on Ochoa to open bridges, another decapitated and mutilated jogger in [[Alderney]], online dating caution
 
* Ochoa reopens bridges over [[Humboldt River]], link between drug rings and terrorism, Lazlow launches Integrity 2.0, BAWSAQ
 
* Ochoa reopens bridges over [[Humboldt River]], link between drug rings and terrorism, Lazlow launches Integrity 2.0, BAWSAQ
* Illegal street races on the rise, same sex marriage battle, series of violent beatings in Middle Park
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* Illegal street races on the rise, same sex marriage battle, series of violent beatings in [[Middle Park]]
* Biker [[Jason Michaels]] [[No Love Lost|found dead]], biker war, BAWSAQ closes down, [[Roman's Sorrow|two fires]] started by arson with Molotov Cocktails in Hove Beach
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* Biker [[Jason Michaels]] [[No Love Lost|found dead]], biker war, BAWSAQ closes down, [[Roman's Sorrow|two fires]] started by arson with [[Molotov Cocktail]]s in Hove Beach
* Pavano capo testifies in court, Bryce Dawkins pushes city ordinance banning gays at fire stations
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* [[Vito Menotti|Pavano capo]] testifies in court, Bryce Dawkins pushes city ordinance banning gays at fire stations
 
* [[Tom Rivas]] [[Out of the Closet|killed]], high prices of meds led to influx of cloned meds, Web 2.0
 
* [[Tom Rivas]] [[Out of the Closet|killed]], high prices of meds led to influx of cloned meds, Web 2.0
* Deadly helicopter and powerboat racing, BAWSAQ news, Excelsior Extreme 9 promoted in [[Republican Space Rangers]]
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* Deadly helicopter and powerboat racing, BAWSAQ news, [[Excelsior|Excelsior Extreme 9]] promoted in [[Republican Space Rangers]]
* [[Tom Goldberg]] [[Final Interview|killed]], serial killer strikes man in Dukes has limbs stolen, barroom shootout between Angels of Death and Triads
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* [[Tom Goldberg]] [[Final Interview|killed]], serial killer strikes man in Dukes has limbs stolen, barroom shootout between Angels of Death and [[Algonquin Triads|Triads]]
* [[Ruff Rider|Killing in Chinatown]] in front of arcade, newborn murdered father to marry mother, renovation of [[Libertonian Museum]]
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* [[Ruff Rider|Killing in Chinatown]] in front of [[Videogeddon|arcade]], [[Joshua Hampton|newborn]] murdered [[Abraham Hampton|father]] to marry mother, renovation of [[Libertonian Museum]]
 
* Increase police presence in potential terrorist targets, [[Deconstruction for Beginners|violent shootout]] at construction site, libraries nationwide shutting
 
* Increase police presence in potential terrorist targets, [[Deconstruction for Beginners|violent shootout]] at construction site, libraries nationwide shutting
 
* [[Undress to Kill|Shootout]] at [[The Triangle Club]], [[Joshua Hampton]] wanted, [[Dave Bosoy]] found dead,
 
* [[Undress to Kill|Shootout]] at [[The Triangle Club]], [[Joshua Hampton]] wanted, [[Dave Bosoy]] found dead,
* Counterfeit bills, [[Eddie Low|serial killer terrorizing city]], [[Harbouring a Grudge|deadly shootout]] in Fishmarket<!--25-->
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* Counterfeit bills, [[Eddie Low|serial killer terrorizing city]], [[Harbouring a Grudge|deadly shootout]] in [[Fishmarket South|Fish]][[Fishmarket North|market]]
* [[Aiden O'Malley]] [[Tunnel of Death|murdered]], [[NOOSE]] seizes cociane shipment, video games may cause [[wp:impotence|impotence]]
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* [[Aiden O'Malley]] [[Tunnel of Death|murdered]], [[NOOSE]] seizes [[cocaine]] shipment, video games may cause [[wp:impotence|impotence]]
*[[Schlongberg Sachs]] employees test positive for drugs, [[BitterSweet Email Device]] popularity
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*[[Schlongberg Sachs]] employees test positive for [[drugs]], [[BitterSweet Email Device]] popularity
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*[[Sam Flowers]] is a Liberty City politician, who, during a celebration, accidentally ate a used urinal cake (believing it was a confectionery cake) and immediately blamed minorities and/or homosexuals for an attempt on his life.
   
 
===The Lost and Damned===
 
===The Lost and Damned===
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*[[Evan Moss]] [[Frosting on the Cake|murder]]
 
*[[Evan Moss]] [[Frosting on the Cake|murder]]
*[[Annihilator|Annihilators]] [[High Dive|exploding]] near [[Rotterdam Tower]]
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*[[Annihilator]]s [[High Dive|exploding]] near [[Rotterdam Tower]]
 
*[[Bobby Jefferson]] gives a speech after an [[Entourage|attempted assassination]]. (GTA IV story)
 
*[[Bobby Jefferson]] gives a speech after an [[Entourage|attempted assassination]]. (GTA IV story)
*Mayor Ochoa proposes plan to flood subways to fight rodent infestation and the bad smell of pee from the homeless.
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*Mayor Ochoa proposes plan to flood [[Subway in GTA IV|subways]] to fight rodent infestation and the bad smell of pee from the [[Tramps|homeless]].
*A British Government offical loses laptop containing private information. The Home Office says nothing to worry and don't panic but images for the Ministry of Defence's christmas party has been found on the internet.
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*A [[United Kingdom|British]] Government official loses laptop containing private information. The Home Office says nothing to worry and don't panic but images for the Ministry of Defence's Christmas party has been found on the internet.
* President [[Joe Lawton|Lawton]] involved in a texting/E-mail scandal with the Italian Prime Minister
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* President [[Joe Lawton|Lawton]] involved in a texting/E-mail scandal with the [[Italy|Italian]] Prime Minister
*A [[MyRoom]] user sets fire to a neighbours' house after being 'de-friended' by the neighbour.
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*A [[MyRoom]] user sets fire to a neighbors' house after being 'de-friended' by the neighbor.
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*[[Devin Weston]] profits from congress's decision to allow [[Merry Weather|Merryweather]] to expand domestic operations, gang crime on the rise, funding war between security agencies ([[FIB]] and [[IAA]]) rages in the capitol, [[Epsilon Program in HD Universe|Epsilonism]] declared not a cult, historic [[Vinewood (HD Universe)|Vinewood]] movie studio closed down, [[Bawsaq]] in wild swings again as stocks drop.
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[[File:WeazelNews 2 Radio GTAV.ogg]]
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*Gang [[Reposession|shootout]] in [[Puerto Del Sol]], Excitement building for [[Lifeinvader]]'s new product launch, breakthrough in the notorious [[Leonora Johnson]] case, [[Arms Trafficking Air|arms trafficking]] in The [[Senora Desert]], Local Paparazzi union says that high resolution camera phones are putting them out of business.
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*[[Premium Deluxe Motorsport|Car dealership]] in [[Pillbox Hill]] destroyed ([[Complications]]), upsurge in armed [[ATM Robberies|ATM robberies]], Devin Weston buys stake in [[Richards Majestic Productions|Richards Majestic]], [[EyeFind]] [[EyeFind Maps|sending cars with sophisticated cameras to take pictures of every street and house in America, including images of the inside of your home]].
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*High speed gun battle on a [[Los Santos Freeway (HD Universe)|Los Santos freeway]] ([[Father/Son]]), [[Los Santos Triads|members]] from [[China|Chinese]] criminal organizations entering the [[United States of America|U.S.]] illegally, Epsilonism still growing, [[Los Santos Transit|Los Santos Transit Authority]] announces funding for a new street car project of sixteen billion dollars, a sixties Art house [[Capolavoro|classic]] returns to cinemas.
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*A [[Martin Madrazo's mansion|house]] collapses in [[Vinewood Hills]] ([[Marriage Counseling]]), [[Civil Border Patrol|Vigilantes]] getting tough on illegal immigration, New movies [[Meltdown]] and [[Deep Inside (Movie)|Deep Inside]] going green screen, What kind of [[Sean Douglas|person]] waits in line for a [[IFruit|phone]]?
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*A drug deal turns into a shootout ([[The Long Stretch]]), [[Mexico|Mexican]] gang [[Varrios Los Aztecas]] now active in the [[Alamo Sea]] region of San Andreas, a rally of sick patients to [[Propositions|legalize medical cocaine]] turns violent, [[Peter Dreyfuss]] rumoured to be directing another movie.
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[[File:WeazelNews-7-Radio-GTAV.ogg]]
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*[[Jay Norris|Jay Norris']] [[Friend Request|head is blown off on Live TV]], [[The Lost MC]] terrorizing the community of The Alamo Sea, Merryweather enters the postal service.
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*[[Rockford Hills]] [[Vangelico|jewelry store]] [[The Jewel Store Job|robbery]] (Smart Approach), Fame or Shame is back, [[MC Clip]] proclaims himself a genius, [[Mirror Park]] hipsters are invading the Alamo Sea.
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**Rockford Hills jewelry store [[The Jewel Store Job|robbery]] (Loud Approach), [[Fame or Shame]] is back, [[MC Clip]] proclaims himself a genius, [[Mirror Park]] hipsters are invading the Alamo Sea.
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[[File:WeazelNews-10-Radio-GTAV.ogg]]
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*Deadly [[Nervous Ron|shootout]] at [[Sandy Shores Airfield|airport]] in [[Blaine County]], [[Don Percival]] says Merryweather is not in the [[Port of Los Santos]] yet, [[Los Santos Police Department (HD Universe)|police]] confused about hitchhikers going [[Altruist Cult|missing]] in Western Blaine County, neighborhoods telling Farmer's markets that enough is enough.
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[[File:WeazelNews-11-Radio-GTAV.ogg]]
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*Bloody [[Trevor Philips Industries|shootout]] at a [[Ace Liquor|Meth lab]] in [[Sandy Shores]], [[Facade]] hit with a data mining scandal, wealthy residents protest against a planned extension of the Los Santos Metro, erection pill wars rage on.
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*Police requesting increased resources from the state to deal with [[Mr. Philips|esc]][[Nervous Ron|ala]][[Trevor Philips Industries|ting]] drug wars in the Alamo Sea, the race for governor heats up to a boil, [[The Loneliest Robot in Great Britain]] is the top film in America and has parents voicing concern of its material, protesters outside of the [[Weazel News Building]] are upset about the new [[Republican Space Rangers]], Actor [[Gordon Henderson]] files lawsuit against [[Vinewood Star Tours]].
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*[[Crystal Maze|Killing and subsequent burning]] of the [[O'Neil Brothers]]' [[O'Neil ranch|house]].
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*A [[Tramps|homeless guy]] (who is actually [[Trevor Philips|Trevor]]) [[Vinewood Souvenirs - Kerry|chases]] [[Kerry McIntosh|Kerry McIntosh's]] [[Dogs|dog]].
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*[[Al Di Napoli]] survives or is killed by [[Nigel|sta]][[Trevor Philips|lke]][[Mrs. Thornhill|rs]] (based on the player's decision in [[Vinewood Souvenirs - The Last Act]]).
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==Location(s)==
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* Possibly some chance to find it in [[Terminal]] on [[Buccaneer Way]]. It's bottom right on the GTA map with the ovals.
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==Trivia==
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*Weazel News is a parody of Fox News, as both [[wp:Weasel|weasels]] and [[wp:Fox|foxes]] are both mammals native to North America.
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*A "weasel" is an insult that is synonymous with the word "coward".
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*A "weasel" is a euphemism for a penis.
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*Weazel in Weazel News is spelled incorrectly, though, this was most likely intentional.
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**It could also be a reference to how [[wp:American English|American spelling]] replaces S with Z (i.e. recognise to recognize). This alludes to the fact that Weazel News is extremely patriotic and conservative.
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*In GTA V, the Weazel News Helicopter is a two-bladed [[Maverick]] even though the GTA IV Maverick is a four-bladed variant. The two-bladed varient was possibly removed and replaced with a four-bladed one in development.
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*For the first time in the [[HD Universe]], Weazel News owns its own [[Weazel Plaza|building]] found in ''[[Grand Theft Auto V]]'', based on the ''[[wp:Fox Plaza|Fox Plaza]]'' in [[wp:Los Angeles|Los Angeles]]. The news broadcasting system also owns their own set of custom [[Newsvan|vans]].
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*It's old slogan, "reporting the right news" is a reference to the belief that Fox News is biased to ''right wings'' or Conservatives.
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*For every time you accomplish a mission, the next day news story of what happened will be heard on the radio.
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*When someone dies in [[Survival]] mode in [[GTA Online]], players can get the view of Weazel News camera.
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*Also, whenever a player is running a [[Triathlon]], there's a camera view provided by Weazel News Helicopter, with commentators narrating the performance of the player.
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**While playing on this view, the player must control the character from the air view perspective instead of the normal handling from the back of the character. This might be confusing at first as this kind of gameplay wasn't featured before in former GTA games.
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*In the mission [[Legal Trouble]], during the chase in [[Los Santos International Airport (HD Universe)|Los Santos International Airport]], the player can switch the camera view from the Weazel News chopper as well. It is required to the player to chase [[Molly Schultz|Molly]] with this view on for 15 seconds in order to achieve the gold medal completion.
   
== Trivia ==
 
*As explained above, Weazel News mocks Fox News, as both [[wp:Weasel|weasels]] and [[wp:Fox|foxes]] are native animals to America and Europe, presuming that it's a Red Fox.
 
*'Weasel' is also used as a word to show cowardice, 'To weasel out of something' but it is also a Euphemism for a penis.
 
*Weazel in Weazel News is spelled incorrectly, though, this was maybe intentional.
 
*The Weazel News Helicopter is a two bladed Maverick even though the GTA IV Maverick is a four bladed variant. The two bladed varient possibly have been removed and replaced with a four bladed one in development.
 
*There is a humerous Weazel News advertisement on TV that shows a Weazel News Helicopter hovering near a man on fire while asking him to look at the camera on the helicopter.
 
 
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Latest revision as of 03:12, July 27, 2014

"Weazel News, Confirming your prejudices!"
―Current Tagline
Weazel News

Weazel News Television (Weazel News) is the news branch of Weazel that appears in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto V.

DescriptionEdit

The Weazel News name was first mentioned briefly in Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories, during a closing dialog in "Coq au Vin" in LCFR. It is in Grand Theft Auto IV, however, when its prominence was elevated, reporting events of Liberty City and the exploits of the player.

In the HD Universe, Weazel News is a massive news network with 3-news divisions including: Weazel Sports was aired on Niko can visit the website, watch it on television or most commonly, listen to it on the radio. Weazel News also operates a program known as The Weazel News Morning Show, a parody of Good Morning America.

Slogan & MottoEdit

The company's slogan & motto tagline, "Reporting The Right News" (Grand Theft Auto IV & Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City) was introduced on 1 January 2008, Later on 1 January 2012, it was revamped to "Confirming your prejudices" (Grand Theft Auto V).

Slogan & Motto Start usage End usage Version
"Reporting The Right News" 1 January 2008 31 December 2011 Grand Theft Auto IV & Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
"Confirming your prejudices" 1 January 2012 now Grand Theft Auto V

ReportersEdit

Radio storiesEdit

The news on the radio will update itself as the player progresses through the story.

GTA IVEdit

The Lost and DamnedEdit

The Lost and Damned feature stories unique to Johnny Klebitz's storyline but also includes references events from the GTA IV storyline:

The Ballad of Gay TonyEdit

The Ballad of Gay Tony features stories unique to Luis Fernando Lopez' storyline, but references events in the other plots as well.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

WeazelNews 1 Radio GTAV
  • Devin Weston profits from congress's decision to allow Merryweather to expand domestic operations, gang crime on the rise, funding war between security agencies (FIB and IAA) rages in the capitol, Epsilonism declared not a cult, historic Vinewood movie studio closed down, Bawsaq in wild swings again as stocks drop.
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  • Bloody shootout at a Meth lab in Sandy Shores, Facade hit with a data mining scandal, wealthy residents protest against a planned extension of the Los Santos Metro, erection pill wars rage on.
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Location(s)Edit

  • Possibly some chance to find it in Terminal on Buccaneer Way. It's bottom right on the GTA map with the ovals.

TriviaEdit

  • Weazel News is a parody of Fox News, as both weasels and foxes are both mammals native to North America.
  • A "weasel" is an insult that is synonymous with the word "coward".
  • A "weasel" is a euphemism for a penis.
  • Weazel in Weazel News is spelled incorrectly, though, this was most likely intentional.
    • It could also be a reference to how American spelling replaces S with Z (i.e. recognise to recognize). This alludes to the fact that Weazel News is extremely patriotic and conservative.
  • In GTA V, the Weazel News Helicopter is a two-bladed Maverick even though the GTA IV Maverick is a four-bladed variant. The two-bladed varient was possibly removed and replaced with a four-bladed one in development.
  • For the first time in the HD Universe, Weazel News owns its own building found in Grand Theft Auto V, based on the Fox Plaza in Los Angeles. The news broadcasting system also owns their own set of custom vans.
  • It's old slogan, "reporting the right news" is a reference to the belief that Fox News is biased to right wings or Conservatives.
  • For every time you accomplish a mission, the next day news story of what happened will be heard on the radio.
  • When someone dies in Survival mode in GTA Online, players can get the view of Weazel News camera.
  • Also, whenever a player is running a Triathlon, there's a camera view provided by Weazel News Helicopter, with commentators narrating the performance of the player.
    • While playing on this view, the player must control the character from the air view perspective instead of the normal handling from the back of the character. This might be confusing at first as this kind of gameplay wasn't featured before in former GTA games.
  • In the mission Legal Trouble, during the chase in Los Santos International Airport, the player can switch the camera view from the Weazel News chopper as well. It is required to the player to chase Molly with this view on for 15 seconds in order to achieve the gold medal completion.

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