The people who really need the Freedom of Information Act are members of the general public — you and me. The so-called "average Joes."
When dealing with a reluctant official unwilling to hand out information about the functioning of government, it is the FOIA that spells out what information should be available to the general public and how it should be turned over.
Reporters love the FOIA, yes, and they use it with some frequency, but it's the average citizen who most needs and uses it most often. Continue>>>