Casey Newton noticed that Google turns up a pretty cheeky result when you search for the string "what do you call a company that was meant to fail."
I redid his work in Chrome's incognito mode and, yep:
It's not clear if this is a Google bomb perpetrated by third parties, or a prank by Google's own staff. But fear that Google will use its search dominance to undermine competitors in other areas has attracted the attention of regulators at the Federal Trade Commission and the European Parliament, so this would be a pretty dumb (albeit amusing) stunt for Google to pull.
The issue does seem to be Google specific. If you Bing the same phrase, things look different: