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{{Infobox business
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|name = Liberty Tree
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|image = LibertyTree-Logo.svg
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|type = Newspaper
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|taglines = "''Yesterday's News Today''"<br>"''News That Smells Great'"
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|games = ''[[Grand Theft Auto III]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto IV]]<br>[[Grand Theft Auto V]]
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|locations = [[Liberty City]]}}
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{{Quote|Fertilizing the Truth by Natural Means.|The newspaper slogan.}}
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The '''Liberty Tree''' is a newspaper that serves [[Liberty City]] in [[3D Universe]] and [[HD Universe]]. The Liberty Tree has been "Promoting Family values for over 50 years". Each issue costs [[$]]2.00 in GTA III , and $1.00 in GTA IV.
   
{{q|Fertilizing the Truth by Natural Means.|The newspaper slogan.}}
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==Events==
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===''Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories''===
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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|''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 [[Federal Bureau of Investigation|FBI]] informant before he hands it to the 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|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 '''Liberty Tree''' is a real newspaper that serves [[Liberty City in 3D Universe|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.
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===''Grand Theft Auto III''===
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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 debris 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]].
   
==Events==
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===''Grand Theft Auto IV''===
[[Image:LibertyTreeBuilding-GTA3-exterior.jpg|right|thumb|190px|The Liberty Tree building on [[Staunton Island]].]]
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According to the [[Grand Theft Auto IV]] documentary "[[A History of Liberty City]]", the first Liberty Tree newspaper came out in [[1835]], however, [[Pedestrians|citizens]] complained about this as they wanted less political news and more dirty news, like murder and rape.
===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.
 
   
===GTA III===
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In [[Grand Theft Auto IV]], the Liberty Tree can be read on the [[Internet in GTA IV|in-game internet]] on the [[Libertytreeonline.com|Liberty Tree website]]. It shows the happenings of the [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|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.
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]].
 
   
===GTA IV===
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===''Grand Theft Auto V''===
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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Articles from the Liberty Tree newspaper can be read in the in-game [[Internet in GTA V|internet]] after some of the missions are completed: one of them even mentions a storm that hit and devastated [[Liberty City (HD Universe)|Liberty City]]; others mention some of the events of the storyline, like the "[[The Third Way|disappearance]]" of [[Devin Weston]].
   
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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==News reporters/Journalists==
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===3D Universe===
==News reporters==
 
 
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*[[Adam Tedman]]
 
*[[Adam Tedman]]
 
*[[Amy Salzburg]]
 
*[[Amy Salzburg]]
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*[[Frederic Pierce]]
 
*[[Frederic Pierce]]
 
*[[Frenchie Cockmaven]]
 
*[[Frenchie Cockmaven]]
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{{Col-2-of-3}}
 
*[[Gaylord Morrisen]]
 
*[[Gaylord Morrisen]]
 
*[[Gregory Lau]]
 
*[[Gregory Lau]]
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*[[Jayne Kwiatowski]]
 
*[[Jayne Kwiatowski]]
 
*[[Jeffrey Veselik]]
 
*[[Jeffrey Veselik]]
*Jimmy Cast
 
 
*[[Joel Stahlman]]
 
*[[Joel Stahlman]]
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*[[Johnnie Blain]]
 
*[[Johnnie Blain]]
 
*[[Johnny Ryan]]
 
*[[Johnny Ryan]]
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*[[Louie Schaffer]]
 
*[[Louie Schaffer]]
 
*[[Mark Reed]]
 
*[[Mark Reed]]
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{{Col-3-of-3}}
 
*[[Morgan Merryweather]]
 
*[[Morgan Merryweather]]
*[[Ned Burner]]
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*[[Ned Burner]] ([[Stop the Press|Deceased]])
 
*[[Nicholas Morris]]
 
*[[Nicholas Morris]]
 
*[[Paul Civille]]
 
*[[Paul Civille]]
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*[[William Mazyck]]
 
*[[William Mazyck]]
 
{{Col-end}}
 
{{Col-end}}
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===HD Universe===
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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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* Business
 
* Business
 
* Classifieds
 
* Classifieds
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* Hypocrisy
 
* Hypocrisy
 
* Lifestyle
 
* Lifestyle
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{{Col-2-of-2}}
 
* Lottery
 
* Lottery
 
* Marketplace
 
* Marketplace
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* Travel
 
* Travel
 
* TV Listings
 
* TV Listings
== Trivia==
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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.
 
   
 
==Gallery==
 
==Gallery==
 
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LibertyTreeBuilding-GTA3-exterior.jpg|The Liberty Tree building on [[Staunton Island]].
 
Image:Introduction-GTAIII3.jpg|A Liberty Tree newspaper in GTA III.
 
Image:Introduction-GTAIII3.jpg|A Liberty Tree newspaper in GTA III.
 
Image:Libertytreeissue.png|The instruction manual of [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], fashioned as an October 1998 issue of the Liberty Tree newspaper.
 
Image:Libertytreeissue.png|The instruction manual of [[Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories]], fashioned as an October 1998 issue of the Liberty Tree newspaper.
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LibertyTree-GTA4-DonaldLove.jpg
 
LibertyTree-GTA4-DonaldLove.jpg
 
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== Trivia==
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*In GTA IV, the [[Liberty City Post|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, [[wp:New York City|New York City]] is mentioned in the articles, despite being set in the GTA equivalent of New York City.
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* In GTA V, the article about the storm that hits and devastates Liberty City could be a reference to Hurricane Sandy that hit New York City that caused some devastating destruction to the city in 2012.
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* In the Liberty Tree newspaper with the headline "MY EXPLODING HOOTERS RUINED OUR HONEYMOON", just above it, it reads "FREE BROADWAY TICKET PROMO". The same message also appears in another newspaper with the headline "MAYOR HONORS MANUEL ESCUELLA" above Manny Escuela's picture. The real Broadway is not mentioned in GTA IV. This is most likely an oversight by the developers.
   
 
==See also==
 
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*[http://www.rockstargames.com/libertytree/ Liberty Tree teaser website for GTA III]
 
*[http://www.rockstargames.com/libertytree/ Liberty Tree teaser website for GTA III]
   
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Latest revision as of 00:49, October 31, 2015

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

The Liberty Tree is a newspaper that serves Liberty City in 3D Universe and HD Universe. The Liberty Tree has been "Promoting Family values for over 50 years". Each issue costs $2.00 in GTA III , and $1.00 in GTA IV.

EventsEdit

Grand Theft Auto: 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.

Grand Theft Auto 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 debris 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.

Grand Theft Auto IVEdit

According to the Grand Theft Auto 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.

Grand Theft Auto VEdit

Articles from the Liberty Tree newspaper can be read in the in-game internet after some of the missions are completed: one of them even mentions a storm that hit and devastated Liberty City; others mention some of the events of the storyline, like the "disappearance" of Devin Weston.

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

GalleryEdit

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.
  • In GTA V, the article about the storm that hits and devastates Liberty City could be a reference to Hurricane Sandy that hit New York City that caused some devastating destruction to the city in 2012.
  • In the Liberty Tree newspaper with the headline "MY EXPLODING HOOTERS RUINED OUR HONEYMOON", just above it, it reads "FREE BROADWAY TICKET PROMO". The same message also appears in another newspaper with the headline "MAYOR HONORS MANUEL ESCUELLA" above Manny Escuela's picture. The real Broadway is not mentioned in GTA IV. This is most likely an oversight by the developers.

See alsoEdit

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