2009: Cartoon Network announces and premieres CN Real block of reality live-action programming causing many writers and viewers to express their displeasure, disappointment, and frustration about the decision towards the network’s two bosses, Stuart Snyder and Rob Sorcher (Google “CN Real” and see the reactions and responses from folks). The network’s general response was that these “fanboys” were “mean and nasty,” “don’t know what they want,” “too old to care about what’s on the network,” and “aren’t following the trends o children’s television.”
2010: Cartoon Network announces an anti-bullying campaign after scrapping the CN Real block, which was a failure as were the two live-action scripted series that followed and was heavily promoted.
Now, I’m not saying that Cartoon Network created a strong anti-bullying campaign BECAUSE they felt bullied by viewers and critics who vocalized their displeasure towards their programming decisions so loudly and frequently for the bulk of 2009.
It’s just coincidental timing.