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Erin Burnett Channels Pirate Life in Cairo

burnett_4-21.jpgCNBC’s Erin Burnett tried a new beat today — pirates.

Reporting live from Cairo, Egypt all day for CNBC and MSNBC after spending a night on an oil tanker, Burnett delivered several “Dangerous Waters: Pirates and Power” segments.

“We literally took a trawler boat to get there in 10 foot seas,” she said during Street Signs, which she anchored at 2pmET. “We wanted to try to do it the way a pirate would.”

Taped reports will continue to air tonight on CNBC.

• HuffPost’s Jason Linkins gave his tongue-in-cheek take on the pirate reporting: “Last week, MSNBC didn’t have Erin Burnett ON A BOAT. AND NOW THEY DO. So, here’s a video of Erin Burnett, straight ridin’ around on a boat. How you like us now, Poseidon?”

Click continued to see her report this morning on Morning Joe…

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