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Anderson Cooper, Piers Morgan bid millions for artwork made from Sean Penn’s guns

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We hear frequent complaints about the isolated views of the elite media, particularly when it comes to TV personalities, but few understand how elite these folks really are.

A Saturday fundraising auction was big tip off, when CNN host Anderson Cooper paid $1.4 million for a piece of artwork, outbidding colleague Piers Morgan, who bid $1.3 million, Newsbusters reported.

And we are not talking about ratings giants here.

In reality, money is of little concern to either man. Cooper is heir to his mother Gloria Vanderbilt’s $200 million fortune, and Morgan, a pauper in comparison, has an estimated net worth of $20 million, according to the article.

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The bids were part of the “Help Haiti Home” gala fundraising auction held by Hollywood moonbat Sean Penn, so at least the money is for a good cause.

As for the artwork, it has yet to be created, but will be the handiwork of artist Jeff Koons, who will craft it out Penn’s collection of old firearms.

How noble.

“Yes, the anti-gun Morgan actually bid $1.3 million for a work of art to be created out of guns,” Newsbusters’ Noel Sheppard wrote. “I guess he missed the obvious hypocrisy on display.”

Sheppard also pointed out that philanthropy may not be the only motivation at play here — Koons’s work is highly sought after, with a piece selling for $58.4 million at Christie’s last November.

Tom Tillison


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