Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick has lashed out at his opponents and the news media in the aftermath of the scandal over his exchange of sexy text messages with a former top aide.
It happened Tuesday night at the end of his State of the City address, which till then had only a brief allusion to the text-message controversy.
The case has led to a criminal probe of whether Kilpatrick lied under oath when he denied the affair.
After an hour-long prepared address focusing on development plans and economic initiatives, Kilpatrick said he and his family have received threats and racial slurs in recent weeks.
He says Detroit broadcasters are putting their own ratings ahead of his family's safety with their intense coverage of the scandal.