The faith angle: Evangelical has become the go-to guy for news media covering religion

Michael Cromartie's name first started appearing in national publications when the religious right was staking out its territory in national politics in the late 1980s.

An evangelical with a deep understanding of the movement and keen political insight and connections, Cromartie had written and edited books about rise of the "moral majority." And with evangelical Pat Robertson running for president, Cromartie was becoming a go-to source for journalists seeking some clarity on a topic the mainstream media could no longer ignore.

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