A new version of the Honest Search is unveiled. It uses the Google Custom Search Engine to deliver results from ~500 sites that I consider important and trustworthy. The query are sent to Google, and Google serves its ads in the results, and the ranking is determined by Google.
You can use all operators supported by Google. Especially, if links to a single domain, such as foxnews.com dominate results, exclude it by adding -site:foxnews.com to your query.