Get the deal done.
"The deal makes a lot of sense," he said. "Let's get them to say yes."
Griffin has skin in the game on this one. Citadel, the multi-billion dollar investment firm that he runs, owns stakes in both companies.
Speaking at the CNBC Institutional Investor Delivering Alpha conference in New York, Griffin extolled the idea of a merger with the two media conglomerates on the basis that they would benefit by bringing great content under one roof.
Time Warner, the parent company of CNN and CNNMoney, rejected the bid, but Griffin thinks the fight is far from over.
Many analysts believe Rupert Murdoch will continue to aggressively push for the acquisition. So does Griffin. He believes that Time Warner makes sense as an addition to Murdoch's increasingly global media portfolio.
If Murdoch ups his offer, Griffin thinks it's "going to get tough" for Time Warner's board to say no again.
But Griffin said Time Warner shareholders will have the final word. That's because Time Warner doesn't have a controlling investor like Fox does with the Murdoch family.
"It will come down to every single shareholder vote," he said.
Death. Taxes. Oracle's Larry Ellison buying another company.
Oracle (ORCL) continued its acquisitive ways, announcing Monday that it was buying networking equipment company Acme Packet (APKT) for $1.7 billion.
Want to read a list of all the companies Oracle has purchased since it first launched a hostile offer for PeopleSoft back in 2003? It might take you longer to get through than the Super Bowl lasted.
Ellison has gone on a shopping spree MOREPaul R. La Monica - Feb 4, 2013 12:25 PM ET
Salesforce.com (CRM) bulls should be singing the following refrain today. "Hey. Hey! You. You! Get onto my cloud." (Still bummed that I didn't get Rolling Stones tickets for their upcoming show at the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn.)
The cloud computing giant reported earnings and sales on Tuesday that topped analysts' forecasts. Salesforce's stock shot up 8% on the news Wednesday, making the company the best performer in the S&P 500 MOREPaul R. La Monica - Nov 21, 2012 12:30 PM ET
Not a member yet?Sign up now for a free account
|This is Microsoft's 'Spartan' browser that will replace Internet Explorer|
|Will Instagram shut down this 17-year-old's app?|
|McDonalds to give a pay raise to hourly workers|
|Stanford offers free tuition for families making less than $125,000|
|Salesforce CEO: We're helping employees move out of Indiana|