Interesting thread over at WebmasterWorld on a subject I posted here on March 23, 2004. The article discussed how a anti Semitic hate site ranked number one for the keyword "Jew". The topic of interest at WebmasterWorld is not about the hate site but about the quote from a Google rep in this article that says:
"Google's search results are solely determined by computer algorithms that essentially reflect the popular opinion of the Web," he said. "Our search results are not manipulated by hand. We're not able to make any manual changes to the results."