Sarah Palin said on Thursday that she would no longer whine about the liberal press.

The comments in an appearance on Fox News come as several Republican hopefuls to be Party's presidential nominee in 2012 have started taking steps to explore a bid. Palin has so far refrained from doing so.

On the appearance she was responding to a question about a slur hurled at her by comedian Bill Maher.

I'm through whining about a liberal press that holds particularly conservative women to a different standard, because it doesn't do any good to whine about it, she said.

Nobody ever promised life was going to be fair, she said. And politics really isn't fair, the scrutiny, the double standards, and all that. I'm dealing with it I guess in a different way than others who want to bring more light to it and demand that Bill Maher apologize.

The National Organization for Women issued a statement asking Maher to stop.

Stop degrading women with whom you disagree and/or don't like by using female body terms or other gender-associated slurs, the group said.

Palin said that she didn't need an apology from the organization. It has previously criticized her.

I need NOW's defense like a fish needs a bicycle, Palin said.