Not that I ever had any great love for the Santa Rosa Press Democrat — and just about no love at all, in the post-Mike Geniella era — but it’s still sad to see the New York Times sell them to some weird upstart Florida-based investment group.

The P-D has the money quote, from the new publisher that this “Halifax Media Holdings” installed at the Daytona Beach News-Journal:

“Our own editorials will champion free enterprise, individual rights and responsibilities, and the importance of community involvement,” Redding wrote.