After publishing this story, the Daily Caller discovered a key error that called into question the article’s central thesis. The subject of this article, based on a claim by Sharon Toney-Finch, the CEO of the Yerik Israel Toney Foundation, purported that homeless veterans were displaced from New York hotels to make way for migrants who needed temporary housing.
However, one hotel in question, the Crossroads Hotel in Newburgh, later provided proof that it did not house veterans and that no one was displaced by the migrants, according to Politico. Toney-Finch also walked back her initial allegation that veterans were displaced, saying she was “misguided,” but others have accused the non-profit CEO of intentionally fabricating the story. Another hotel in question, the Hampton Inn in Middletown, denied displacing any vets and stated that they had no plans to take in migrants.
Senior leadership at the Caller regrets the error, and is investigating the editorial processes that led to these mistakes.
The retracted article is archived here.