tedster - 12:25 am on Mar 30, 2011 (gmt 0)
For experimental purposes, we asked flicky to create a test CSE and post the link. Since CNN is a Google partner, it's a good choice for weighting. If you see CNN ranking higher on some queries than normal, that would be the reason.
I've made a few test searches and so far the results agree with what I see on regular Google (minus the universal search stuff). Anyone want to test a suspected penalized word or filtered word and let us know if the results line up or not?