What was the narrative 2.0?

Stephen Hunter novel 2010, thriller, I Sniper outlined.
A reporter, describes in novel: The narrative, is non-negotiable. Its required to learn, so that internationally, it can’t be proven wrong, and, therefor it creates axioms we can’t live or go to work without.
Its a set of assumptions the press believes is possible, without knowing so because its so powerful. There are too many of them fighting something, or post computer age, fighting to survive.