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'''Weazel News Television''' ('''Weazel News''') is a news branch of [[Weazel]] that appears in [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] and [[Grand Theft Auto V]]. The news branch parodies [[wp:Fox News Channel|FOX News]].
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[[File:Weazel_News.png|thumb|right|350px]]
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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]].
[[wp:Cassie Ventura|Cassie Ventura]] it was officially [[wp:ambassador|ambassador]] for Weazel News from [[wp:New Year's Day|1 January 2012]] to now.
 
 
The company's slogan & motto tagline is: "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]], was revamped the change new company slogan & motto tagline is: "Standing Up To The Liberal Agenda One Issue At A Time" ([[Grand Theft Auto V]]).
 
   
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==Description==
 
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 HD Universe|Liberty City]] and the exploits of the player.
 
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 HD Universe|Liberty City]] and the exploits of the player.
[[File:Ajmweazelnewslsgtav.jpg|thumb|Weazel News Plaza in [[Los Santos (HD Universe)|Los Santos]].]]
 
[[File:News_van.jpg|thumb|Weazel News [[wp:Outside broadcasting|Outside Broadcasting]] in [[Grand Theft Auto IV]]]][[File:Weazel_News.png|right|350px]]
 
In the [[HD Universe]], Weazel News is a massive news network with 3-news divisions including: Weazel Sports ([[wp:Fox Sports Central Asia|FOX Sports Central]] was aired on [[wp:Fox Sports Asia|FOX Sports]] & [[wp:Fox Sports News %28Asia%29|FOX Sports News]]), Weazel Weather Forecast ([[wp:The Weather Channel|The Weather Channel]]) & Weazel Business & Finance ([[wp:Fox Business Network|FOX Business Network]]). 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]].
 
 
Travellers on the [[Liberty Transport Authority]] rail service from [[Grand Easton Terminal]] (via [[Easton LTA]] at [[Burlesque Street]]) 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 [[wp:Liquid-crystal display|LCD]] [[wp:Digital television|Digital]] [[wp:High-definition television|High Definition Television (HDTV)]] throughout the train.
 
 
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 (HD Universe)|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]].
 
 
==History==
 
[[wp:New Year's Day|1 January 2008]]
 
*Weazel News it was officially launched by the [[wp:Father|Father]] [[wp:President of the United States of America|President]] [[wp:George Walker Bush|George Walker Bush]] at 18:00 [[wp:Pacific Standard Time|PST]] for opening evening as the first [[wp:English language|English]] [[wp:television news|news channel]] in [[United States of America]] with a 6-hour transmission broadcasts from 18:00 until 00:00 [[wp:Pacific Standard Time|PST]] with slogan & motto tagline is; "Reporting The Right News".
 
{| class="wikitable"
 
! Broadcast time
 
! Broadcast programmes
 
|-
 
! colspan=2|Weazel News it was officially schedule for opening evening on Tuesday, 1 January 2008 at 18:00 [[wp:Pacific Standard Time|PST]].
 
|-
 
|17:59-18:00
 
|[[wp:SMPTE color bars|Test Pattern]] ((with 900-[[wp:KHz|KHz]] tone)
 
|-
 
|18:00-19:00
 
|[[wp:The Star Spangled Banner|National Anthem]] & Special Officially Grand Launching of Weazel News ([[wp:Live television|Live Telecast]])
 
|-
 
|19:00-20:00
 
|Weazel News Nightlife
 
|-
 
|20:00-20:10
 
|Headline News
 
|-
 
|20:10-20:30
 
|Weazel World News
 
|-
 
|20:30-20:35
 
|News Update
 
|-
 
|20:35-21:00
 
|Weazel World News
 
|-
 
|21:00-21:10
 
|Headline News
 
|-
 
|21:10-21:30
 
|Weazel World News
 
|-
 
|21:30-21:35
 
|News Update
 
|-
 
|21:35-22:00
 
|Weazel World News
 
|-
 
|22:00-22:10
 
|Headline News
 
|-
 
|22:10-22:30
 
|Weazel World News
 
|-
 
|22:30-22:35
 
|News Update
 
|-
 
|22:35-23:00
 
|Weazel World News
 
|-
 
|23:00-00:00
 
|Weazel News Late Night
 
|-
 
|00:00-00:02
 
|[[wp:The Star Spangled Banner|National Anthem]] & Close
 
|}
 
 
10 February 2009
 
*Weazel News revamped the change transmission hours to [[wp:12-hour clock|12-hour]] transmission broadcasts from 12:00 until 00:00 [[wp:Pacific Standard Time|PST]].
 
   
10 September 2010
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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 revamped the change transmission hours again to 18-hour transmission broadcasts from 06:00 until 00:00 [[wp:Pacific Standard Time|PST]].
 
   
[[wp:New Year's Day|1 January 2012]]
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<gallery>
*Weazel News celebrated its 4th anniversary it was officially [[wp:ambassador|ambassador]] by the [[wp:Cassie Ventura|Cassie Ventura]] tell a 4-year of the Weazel News as born of established by the [[wp:television news|television news operations]], officially opened transmission broadcasting of [[wp:24-hour clock|24-hours]] a 7-days & 1-week ([[wp:24/7|24/7]]) & followed by a graphical game by [[wp:Rowan Atkinson|Rowan Atkinson]] who officially relaunched a new slogan & motto tagline of Weazel News (which it almost every year a revamp the change new slogan & motto tagline) to revamped the change new company slogan & motto tagline is: "Standing Up To The Liberal Agenda One Issue At A Time".
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Weazel News Plaza.jpg|[[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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==Slogan & Motto==
 
==Slogan & Motto==
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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]]).
 
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{| class="wikitable"
 
|-
 
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|[[Grand Theft Auto IV]] & [[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City]]
 
|[[Grand Theft Auto IV]] & [[Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City]]
 
|-
 
|-
|"'''Standing Up To The Liberal Agenda One Issue At A Time'''"
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|"'''Confirming your prejudices'''"
 
|[[wp:New Year's Day|1 January 2012]]
 
|[[wp:New Year's Day|1 January 2012]]
 
|now
 
|now
 
|[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
 
|[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
 
|}
 
|}
 
==Broadcasting hours==
 
===Opening===
 
* [[wp:New Year's Day|1 January 2008]]-9 February 2009
 
** 18:00-00:00 [[wp:Pacific Standard Time|PST]] (6-Hours in Daily).
 
* 10 February 2009-9 September 2010
 
** 12:00-00:00 [[wp:Pacific Standard Time|PST]] ([[wp:12-hour clock|12-Hours]] in Daily).
 
* 10 September 2010-[[wp:New Year's Eve|31 December 2011]]
 
** 06:00-00:00 [[wp:Pacific Standard Time|PST]] (18-Hours in Daily).
 
* [[wp:New Year's Day|1 January 2012]]-now
 
** [[wp:24-hour clock|24-Hours]] in Daily ([[wp:24/7|24/7]])
 
===Close===
 
* [[wp:New Year's Day|1 January 2008]]-9 February 2009
 
** 00:00-18:00 [[wp:Pacific Standard Time|PST]] (18-Hours in Daily).
 
* 10 February 2009-9 September 2010
 
** 12:00-00:00 [[wp:Pacific Standard Time|PST]] ([[wp:12-hour clock|12-Hours]] in Daily).
 
* 10 September 2010-[[wp:New Year's Eve|31 December 2011]]
 
** 00:00-06:00 [[wp:Pacific Standard Time|PST]] (6-Hours in Daily).
 
 
==Test card==
 
* [[wp:Test card|Weazel News Feed]]
 
** [[wp:New Year's Day|1 January 2008]]-[[wp:New Year's Eve|31 December 2011]]
 
*** [[wp:SMPTE color bars|SMPTE Color Bar]] with the text in the under box "WEAZEL NEWS (up) with [[wp:Gregorian calendar|date]] (left down) & [[wp:Pacific Standard Time|time]] (right down) with beep as the [[wp:test card|test card]].
 
 
==Opening and closing times==
 
===[[wp:New Year's Day|1 January 2008]]-[[wp:New Year's Eve|31 December 2011]]===
 
====Startup====
 
Weazel News starts up with [[wp:The Star Spangled Banner|national anthem]], [[wp:station ident|station ident]] & first programme.
 
====Closedown====
 
Weazel News closes down with last programme, [[wp:station ident|station ident]], [[wp:The Star Spangled Banner|national anthem]] & [[wp:SMPTE color bars|test card]] was broadcasts the end at 00:00 [[wp:Pacific Standard Time|PST]].
 
   
 
==Reporters==
 
==Reporters==
{{Redlinks}}
 
 
*[[Alison Maybury]], radio reporter
 
*[[Alison Maybury]], radio reporter
 
*[[Bryan Wilkinson]], radio reporter
 
*[[Bryan Wilkinson]], radio reporter
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*[[Jenny Acorn]], radio street reporter
 
*[[Jenny Acorn]], radio street reporter
 
*[[Jim Harrison]], main radio/TV reporter
 
*[[Jim Harrison]], main radio/TV reporter
*[[John Chesapeake]], website writerorter
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*[[John Chesapeake]], website writer
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*[[John Rios]], website writer
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*[[Karl Kelly]], finance reporter
 
*[[Lori Diangelo-Stockton]], TV/radio rep
 
*[[Lori Diangelo-Stockton]], TV/radio rep
 
*[[Leslie Mitchell]], website writer
 
*[[Leslie Mitchell]], website writer
*[[John Rios]], website writer
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*[[Malcolm Forthright]], news reporter
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*[[Malinda Manchester]], news reporter
 
*[[Mike Whitley]], main radio street reporter
 
*[[Mike Whitley]], main radio street reporter
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*[[Sheila Hall]], news reporter
   
 
==Radio stories==
 
==Radio stories==
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* 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
 
* [[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 six years of absence and announcement of [[Integrity]]
 
* Pressure on Ochoa to open bridges, another decapitated and mutilated jogger in Alderney, online dating caution
 
* 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
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* [[Aiden O'Malley]] [[Tunnel of Death|murdered]], [[NOOSE]] seizes cociane shipment, video games may cause [[wp:impotence|impotence]]
 
* [[Aiden O'Malley]] [[Tunnel of Death|murdered]], [[NOOSE]] seizes cociane shipment, video games may cause [[wp:impotence|impotence]]
 
*[[Schlongberg Sachs]] employees test positive for drugs, [[BitterSweet Email Device]] popularity
 
*[[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 neighbors' house after being 'de-friended' by the neighbor.
 
*A [[MyRoom]] user sets fire to a neighbors' house after being 'de-friended' by the neighbor.
   
 
===Grand Theft Auto V===
 
===Grand Theft Auto V===
*[[The Long Stretch|Violent shootout]] between Ballas and CGF in a warehouse.
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[[File:WeazelNews 1 Radio GTAV.ogg]]
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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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[[File:WeazelNews-3 Radio GTAV.ogg]]
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*Car [[Premium Deluxe Motorsport|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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[[File:WeazelNews-4 Radio GTAV.ogg]]
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*High speed gun battle on a Los Santos [[Del Perro Freeway|freeway]] ([[Father/Son]]), members from Chinese criminal organizations entering the 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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[[File:WeazelNews-5 Radio GTAV.ogg]]
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*A 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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[[File:WeazelNews-6 Radio GTAV.ogg]]
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*A drug deal turns into a shootout ([[The Long Stretch]]), 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.
 
*[[Friend Request|Jay Norris' head]] is blown off in Live TV
 
*[[Friend Request|Jay Norris' head]] is blown off in Live TV
 
*[[The Jewel Store Job|Vangelico Store gets robbed.]]
 
*[[The Jewel Store Job|Vangelico Store gets robbed.]]
*[[Crystal Maze|Killing and subsequent burning]] of the O'neill Brothers.
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*[[Crystal Maze|Killing and subsequent burning]] of the [[O'Neil Brothers]]' [[O'Neil ranch|house]].
*A homeless guy (who is actually [[Trevor Philips|Trevor]] ) chases [[Kerry McIntosh|Kerry McIntosh's]] dog.
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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.
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
*In GTA V, for unknown reasons, Weazel News is played frequently on [[Radio Los Santos]] sometimes. It is unknown if this is a glitch.
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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.
*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.
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*A "weasel" is an insult that is synonymous with the word "coward".
*'Weasel' is also used as a word to show cowardice, 'To weasel out of something' but it is also a Euphemism for a penis.
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*A "weasel" is a euphemism for a penis.
*Weazel in Weazel News is spelled incorrectly, though, this was maybe intentional.
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*Weazel in Weazel News is spelled incorrectly, though, this was most likely 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 was possibly removed and replaced with a four-bladed one in development.
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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.
*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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*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 ''Fox Plaza'' in 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 on 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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*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.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 16:01, April 13, 2014

"Weazel News, Confirming your prejudices!"
―Current Tagline
Weazel News
CluckinBell52Added by CluckinBell52

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.

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.
WeazelNews 2 Radio GTAV
WeazelNews-3 Radio GTAV
WeazelNews-4 Radio GTAV
  • High speed gun battle on a Los Santos freeway (Father/Son), members from Chinese criminal organizations entering the U.S. illegally, Epsilonism still growing, Los Santos Transit Authority announces funding for a new street car project of sixteen billion dollars, a sixties Art house classic returns to cinemas.
WeazelNews-5 Radio GTAV
WeazelNews-6 Radio GTAV

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.
  • 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 on 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.
  • 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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