And when pointed out that liberalism centers on the belief of the importance of individual freedom as opposed to fascism which favors the state over the individual, he replies by arguing that "that was classical liberalism, not the modern american one". He counters a fact by claiming that others simply got the meaning of the word wrong.
The only problem Goldberg has is that everyone he's interviewed by is a damned idiot.
The classical definition of liberal is based on the origin of the word, liberty. The group in US politics that defines that would be the libertarians. They are both socially and fiscally hands off. The government should be as small as possible, only doing that which is necessity. By necessity, they mean actual necessity, not these horse shit excuses we keep making these days. A defense force is necessity, a highway system is probably necessity, much further than that and you're shit out of luck.
The self ascribed modern liberal is no such thing. They are the exact opposite of liberty, as they continually tell people how to do things. It's supposedly for their own good, but you cannot take control from the populace and be a classical liberal at the same time. They claim to be liberals because those evil conservatives have all them irritating moral issues. What they really mean is they want buttsex, open borders, etcetera. They are however going to tell you how to raise your kids, who you can hire, what kind of church you can have, the list goes on. Pushing for organic foods is yet another thing the state is trying to tell you to do. Any compulsory requirement is the opposite of liberty. The dissolution of the flop house was an infringment on liberty, rent control is an infringment on liberty, our needing a permit and a perc test to stick a septic system on 780 acres is an infringment on liberty. Control and freedom are incompatible.
Classical liberalism died in this country with the rise of the progressive movement in the late 1800's, and it hasn't resurrected since. That progressive movement was the rise of fascism in Europe and communism in Russia. Your education sucks though, so you never learned that they were all the same brand of trash with minor differences. The only pertinent difference between them was their level of success. All of them led to more dominant central governments, less liberty.
Instead of expressing disbelief that anyone believes Beck, you should delve into history for yourself. You needn't go back very far, freedom has had a rather brief, and likely soon to be gone stint. It's not even hard to find the information. All you have to do is avoid your school text books, they're approved by those same wolves pretending to be sheep. You could try some economics while you're at it, truly depressing how well that brain washing has taken.