I am using the default browser, I am using Android 2.3.3. Baseband 2.1.71 running TEAM ROM 4.
I connect over Wifi.
I goto cnn.com...it redirects me to their mobile site, I click on Audio/Video at the top, try and story, click the Click to Play button under the story and it plays the ad for me....followed by the story.
I don't have flash installed.
Not in my market or in my list of installed apps under App Management.
Matter of fact, when I go to Adobe's flash test site, my browser fails and doesn't show the flash test image.
Maybe trying to use flash on CNNs site is your problem. CNN doesn't only broadcast in flash....they must to HTML5 or soemthing...otherwise ipad users couldn't use CNN.