Mark Krzos, a reporter for the News-Press in Southwest Florida, was clearly depressed after returning from a local Chick-fil-A restaurant on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day.

“I have never felt so alien in my own country as I did today while covering the restaurant’s supporters,” Krzos wrote on his Facebook page. “The level of hatred, unfounded fear and misinformed people was astoundingly sad. I can’t even print some of the things people said.”

In response to sympathetic comments on his statement, Krzos lashed out against the people he covered earlier that day.

“It was like broken records of Sean Hannity and Rush Limbaugh and a recitation of half-truths and outright lies,” he wrote, and added, “Such a brave stand … eating a go**amn sandwich.”

Later he suggested to fans that he should have caused more of a stir at the Chick-fil-A that day.

“[T]too bad there wasn’t another reporter around to go with me and film it. I really wanted to do the interviews on camera while eating out of a bucket of KFC,” he added.

(h/t Romenesko)