The quote in the title is from www.muckrock.com/about/
. And that is exactly what MuckRock
is all about: Making FOIA
(Freedom of Information Act) requests for you (and investigative reporters) so you don't have to deal with the often-daunting paperwork and runarounds you may run into when you try to pry information out of a recalcitrant government agency. In theory, most government information is public. In practice, many local, state and federal government bodies would just as soon never tell you anything
. This is why Tim Lord talked with MuckRock co-founder Michael Morisy
, and why we're running this interview in the middle of Sunshine Week
, which exists "...to educate the public about the importance of open government and the dangers of excessive and unnecessary secrecy."